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Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections
Passport to the World: Collin College's Cultural Connections

Passport To The World LogoCollin College’s Passport program offers community members an opportunity to experience our global society through a series of exciting presentations each semester.  Collin College faculty and staff members who have traveled to a variety of global locations bring back and share their newly acquired knowledge about different cultures, artforms, architecture, music, religions, political systems, and much more.  Each lecture is unique as Collin College presenters share their world experiences through stunning photographs, narrative, music, and dance.  Light samples of related cuisine are served, but attendees are welcome to bring in their own lunches as well.  Come travel with us through Passport to the World presentations!

Upcoming events for the Spring 2015 semester are below.  If you plan to bring an entire class to a presentation or require special accommodations, please contact Dr. Clark (one week in advance please) at

Stay tuned for more exciting presentations in the coming months ahead!

For more information about Passport to the World, contact:

Dallie Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities
Collin College
Passport Program Director
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas 75074
Ph:   972.578.5533


Title:  MEETING OF FRONTIERS: Native Peoples of the North Pacific Rim
Presenters: Professor Tom Hudgins and Writer Sharon Hudgins
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Living Legends Conference Center, Section AB,
Spring Creek Campus

Description:  Travel with Tom and Sharon Hudgins around the north Pacific coast, from California to Alaska to the Russian Far East.  Discover the different groups of native people who live there, how they got there, and the similarities and differences among their cultures.

Pacific Rim Landscape

Title: Inside New Zealand, the Faraway Land of Hobbits, Kiwis, and Glow Worms
Presenter: Professor Rebecca Harris
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Conference Center, Section S, Preston Ridge Campus

Jump off of the world’s original bungee bridge, dive into Waitomo’s "glow worm" caves, and boat alongside Kaikoura’s rare, wild dolphins.  Professor Rebecca Harris will take you on a journey of the tiny yet stunning country of New Zealand, from the astonishing lakes of Queenstown in the South Island’s “Remarkables” mountain range, to the elegant city of Auckland in the north, and will bring to life a land of unmatched adventure and beauty.

New Zealand beach



Title: Build a Bridge, Then Dare to Walk It: Collaborative Teaching Abroad
Presenter: Dr. Dixil Rodriguez
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Location: Living Legends Conference Center, Section AB
Spring Creek Campus
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Description: Join Dr. Dixil Rodriguez as she discusses her humanitarian work in Kenya and Rwanda.

Rwanda Bridge

Title: Riviera Maya: Myths Dispelled and Mystiques Revealed
Presenter: Professor Whitney Pisani
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Location: Living Legends Conference Center, Section AB
Spring Creek Campus
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Description: Join Professor Whitney Pisani as she enlightens us about the ancient and modern Maya and their amazing contributions to society.

Mayan Riviera.Tulum


All events are free and open to the public.


Passport to the World Committee -

Program Director
Professor of Humanities

Don Weasenforth, Ph.D.
Dean, Communication & Humanities
Kay Mizell, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Whitney Pisani
Professor of Communication Studies

The Collin College Passport to the World program is sponsored by the Communication & Humanities Division.
Ph. 972.881.5810, B189, Spring Creek Campus