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Collin College Hosts Alumni Night at a Frisco RoughRiders Game
May 15, 2015 – The Pride, Collin College's official association for alumni and friends, will host Collin Alumni Night at the Frisco RoughRiders at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Join The Pride to cheer on the RoughRiders as they take on the Tulsa Drillers. All ticket holders can stay after the game to watch the RoughRider's famous Friday night fireworks....[MORE]

Student Athlete Nominated for Award
May 7, 2015 – Collin College student Shomari Harris was one of three students nominated nationally for the 2015 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College Player of the Year. Harris, a resident of Plano, is a sophomore guard for the Lady Cougars. The WBCA presents the player of the year award annually to the top player in five WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, III, NAIA, junior/community college and high school.)...[MORE]

Collin College Launches New Management Certificate
May 7, 2015 – Learn more about a new Competency-Based Business Management Certificate Program being offered at Collin College this fall. The new certificate program allows participants to earn credit for business skills they use every day. The program is perfect for people already in the workforce who never found time to go to school but want to advance in a job market where an advanced education is rewarded....[MORE]

Collin College Commencement Ceremony Set for May 15
May 6, 2015 – Collin College will honor the Class of 2015 with commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m., Friday, May 15 at the Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road in Allen. The Honorable Keith Self, Collin County Judge, will deliver the commencement address. Judge Self is a fifth-generation Texan and a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He went on to earn a Master's in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Judge Self retired from active duty in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected a Collin County Judge in 2006....[MORE]

MoneyGram, Capital One Partner with Collin College for $350,136 Job-Training Grant
May 6, 2015 – MoneyGram and Capital One have partnered with Collin College to provide job training for 311 new and incumbent workers using a Skills Development Fund grant totaling $350,136 from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas area....[MORE]

Letter To The Editor
May 4, 2015 – "Thank you!" On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, Collin College would like to send this message to the residents of Collin County. You see, 30 years ago local voters approved the creation of this college—the first public higher education institution in our county. Today, we would like to begin the college's 30th anniversary with sincere appreciation to everyone who had a hand in the formation and success of Collin College both then and now....[MORE]

Collin Theatre Center Receives Award
May 4, 2015 – The Collin Theatre Center has been selected for the 2015 Texas Excellence Award by the US Commerce & Trade Research Institute (USCTRI.) This award is determined by surveys and research to identify entities that have created success in the local industries and communities. The Collin Theatre Center is being recognized for having enhanced and contributed to the community....[MORE]

A Formula For Success: Collin College Chemistry Professor Named 2015 Piper Professor
May 1, 2015 – Today, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation named Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy, Collin College professor of chemistry, as a 2015 Piper Professor. This honor is presented annually to 10 Texas professors for superior teaching at a college or university....[MORE]

Competency-Based Certificate Shows Your Work Experience Counts
May 1, 2015 – A new Competency-Based Business Management Certificate Program starting this fall gives participants the chance to earn credit for business skills they use every day. The program is perfect for people already in the workforce who never found time to go to school but want to advance in a job market where an advanced education is rewarded....[MORE]

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