COLLEGE NEWS | JUNE 2014

Professor of History Kyle Wilkison was selected as a 2014 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.  Piper Professors are recognized for superior teaching at a Texas college or university.  Dr. Wilkison is one of 10 professors statewide to be honored and one of only two community college professors. Collin College’s largest participating class … Continue reading

COLLIN COLLEGE TO CORNELL: ONE STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE CHANGE

Cristian Pena with Psi Beta Honor Society colleagues    Headed to Cornell next fall on a nearly full tuition scholarship ($42,000 a year), Collin College alumnus Cristian Pena says his experience at Collin College was unexpected in the best of ways. After deciding not to play baseball in college, Pena enrolled at Collin College as … Continue reading

COLLEGE NEWS | MAY 2014

The respiratory care program will receive the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Collin College’s nursing program received the $350,000 Nursing Shortage Reduction Program Grant. Collin College celebrated its fifth year of supporting undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference.  About 170 presenters and 1,400 students … Continue reading

BOOK-IN-COMMON AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT COLLIN COLLEGE

For Collin College’s annual Book-in-Common selection, author Kristen Iversen will speak about her story of a community contaminated by nuclear damage. Her book, Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, documents a childhood spent in a Colorado small town next to a “factory” called Rocky Flats that secretly leaked contaminants … Continue reading

COLLIN COLLEGE GIVES KIDS A SMILE

Collin College students, graduates and faculty are working with other dentists to help put smiles on a children’s faces. Through “Give Kids A Smile Day” on Jan. 18, Collin college partnered with members of the North Texas Dental Society, North Texas Hispanic Dental Association, MCCooper Dental Society, Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry and Baylor dental students.  … Continue reading