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Dallas County Community Colleges help students build a solid foundation in higher education, including Rising Star participants. Now Texas Woman’s University is building a bridge for Rising Star transfer students from DCCCD to TWU through a new program, the TWU Dream Come True Scholarship.
From the Greek gods to the Olympics, from classic columns to the country’s cuisine … sign up now for a taste and a classical tour of Greece this summer!
A dedicated group of 15 Dallas County Community College students will be recognized for their talent and skills by the DCCCD Foundation on Friday, April 8, during a special program that will showcase each student’s gift.
The system office of marketing and communications for Dallas County Community Colleges has earned several national honors for its recent marketing efforts.
The “best of the best” – or the brightest stars representing professional support staff members of the Dallas County Community Colleges – were recognized during a spring ceremony recently.
If DCCCD credit courses are in your plans for May or summer, get ready for registration now!

Pay-per-print is going hi-tech in DCCC libraries and computer labs. So be sure to use up the current balance on your copy cards before June 6.

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Commencement exercises for the seven Dallas County Community Colleges are just around the corner.
Members of the board of trustees for Dallas County Community Colleges unanimously approved the purchase of 20.17 acres in Garland where the system will build a new education center. The facility is one of five education centers in DCCC's current bond program.
Seven students recently received top honors from the Dallas County Community Colleges for their service and exemplary leadership in 2004-2005.
Paula Spivey, coordinator of DCCC's diversity business program, was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the region’s Minority Small Business Champion of the Year.
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Get ready ... get set ... register! Priority registration for returning students began Tuesday, June 14, and regular registration for all students started Monday, June 20.
Members of the board of trustees for the Dallas County Community College District unanimously approved the purchase of 35.8 acres of land in Coppell where the system will build a new education campus. The facility – which will be named the North Lake College-North Campus – is one of five education centers in DCCC’s current bond program.
Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community Colleges, announced the appointment of Dr. Sharon Blackman as the new president of Brookhaven College, effective Aug. 1, 2005.
DCCC students who take the same class three or more times now will pay an additional tuition charge.
Doris Wilson of El Centro College and Dr. Ken Alfers of Mountain View College were two of only 15 faculty from across the state who were designated as Piper Professors. The award recognizes well-rounded faculty members who are devoted to their profession and who have had a special impact on students and the community.
Members of the National Community College Hispanic Council will have a taste of Texas when they arrive in Dallas to attend the organization’s national leadership symposium, scheduled Sept. 22-24 at the Westin Dallas City Center. Dallas County Community Colleges will serve as host to visitors from across the United States.
The Dallas County Community College District has signed a contract with Mason Tillman Associates Ltd. to conduct a disparity study that will help DCCCD determine whether minority and women-owned businesses in the Dallas area have equal access to the system’s construction, architectural and engineering contracts.
Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community Colleges, has announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Jones as the system’s new vice chancellor for educational affairs. Jones, who will begin work on Aug. 15 for DCCC, has served as president of the Community College of Baltimore – Catonsville since 1999. 
Area business owners can get help and advice about loans during a free program on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bill Priest Institute (room 1530B), located at 1402 Corinth St. in Dallas.
Six high school and college students – more than half from Garland and Mesquite – have been named LeCroy Scholars by the Dallas County Community Colleges Foundation for their outstanding leadership and scholarship.
Area colleges and universities – in partnership with the Dallas County Community Colleges, the Dallas Independent School District and several community-based organizations – want to share "the keys to success" with students and their families, particularly Latino/Hispanic members, during a special program on Saturday, Oct. 8.

College students who are fleeing the ravages of Hurricane Katrina will be welcomed by the Dallas County Community Colleges to attend classes this fall.

All campuses and locations of the Dallas County Community Colleges continue their efforts to help displaced students and evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.
Each of the Dallas County Community Colleges will celebrate Constitution Day during September with a number of programs and activities.
The national “Lessons for Leno” tour, which highlights different aspects of community colleges and their prominent place in higher education, will stop in Dallas on Friday, Sept 23, to share that message during the National Community College Hispanic Council’s annual leadership conference.
eSchedule, the downloadable, electronic version of DCCC's print catalogs and credit course schedules, has been replaced by a new, Web-based service to serve you better.
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***Please note: This is an archived article about Spring 2006 credit class registration. For the latest registration information, please visit our Registration page.
The Texas Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the state’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, favoring the Dallas County Community College District and denying the plaintiffs any compensation from the original $12 million judgment handed down by the lower courts.
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Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has announced the appointment of Justin Lonon as DCCCD’s first executive director for public and governmental affairs.
The “best of the best” – or the brightest stars representing employees of the Dallas County Community Colleges – were recognized during a spring ceremony held at the Dallas Apparel Mart recently.
Carol Ann Brown
Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, announced the appointment of Carol Ann Brown as the new president of Eastfield College, following approval by the DCCCD board of trustees during its monthly meeting on Dec. 6. Brown, who currently serves as president of Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., begins her tenure at EFC on Feb. 1, 2006.
Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has named Denys Santos Blell as DCCCD’s new vice chancellor for human and organizational development, effective Feb. 1, 2006.

Did you know that all DCCCD credit students can get a free Student NetMail e-mail address? You need to have a valid e-mail address on file in your student record to get access to eConnect, and you can use a Student NetMail account for this purpose. You can also use your Student NetMail address to communicate with instructors or classmates, or do anything else you would do with any other e-mail account.