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A free, one-day event for Dallas-area high school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, will help students obtain the key to education during Las Llaves del Exito on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Richland College in Dallas.
Avery Brooks
The 2006 DCCCD African-American Read-In will celebrate the joys of reading and the legacy of Ossie Davis through presentations and a locally written production titled “A Prince Came Out of Egypt: A Tribute to Ossie Davis.” The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.
Avery Brooks
The 2006 DCCCD African-American Read-In will celebrate the joys of reading and the legacy of Ossie Davis through presentations and a locally written production titled “A Prince Came Out of Egypt: A Tribute to Ossie Davis.” The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.
Members of the board of trustees for the Dallas County Community College District, along with elected officials and community representatives, attended a special ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 16, to mark the future location of a new education campus for Pleasant Grove. 
Members of the Southern Dallas County Educational Consortium will welcome national education leader Marva Collins and several other noted experts during the organization’s second biennial education summit on Friday, Feb. 10, at Dallas Baptist University.
More than 2,000 faculty, staff and administrators attended a special 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, which was held at the Garland Independent School District's Special Events Center.
Sixteen students from the Dallas County Community College District will join more than 300 students from across Texas for a three-day, on-site visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to learn more about careers in science and engineering.
Sixteen students from the Dallas County Community College District will join more than 300 students from across Texas for a three-day, on-site visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to learn more about careers in science and engineering.
Fifteen DCCCD students will be honored for their artistic talents on Friday, April 7, 2006, during a special program at El Centro College.
The Dallas County Community College District Foundation – through the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – is offering seven scholarships that are available for area high school seniors.
Seven DCCCD students will be recognized for their efforts when they receive the Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service on Friday, March 31, 2006. 
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The Dallas County Community College District has set its sites on finding more than a few good instructors. The district is looking for a large pool of qualified part-time faculty members.
The Dallas County Community College Libraries have adopted two community colleges in Louisiana to help rebuild their library collections after the damage done by the hurricanes.
Today, during the monthly meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees, Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon formally resigned as chancellor.
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Seven campuses, seven graduation ceremonies, thousands of smiling faces ... that’s the picture area parents and family members will see throughout the Dallas County Community College District in May.
Dr. Wright Lassiter
During a special meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees today, members unanimously appointed Dr. Wright Lassiter, president of El Centro College, as interim chancellor.
Dallas County voters recently elected JL Sonny Williams as district 1 representative on the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees. Williams and current board member Charletta Compton, who ran unopposed for DCCCD’s district 7 seat, will be sworn in during the regular monthly meeting of the board on June 6.
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photo of Dr. Wright Lassiter
During a special meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees, members unanimously appointed Dr. Wright Lassiter, interim chancellor and former president of El Centro College, as chancellor, effective immediately and continuing through August 2008. 
photo of Pattie Powell
Retired DCCCD trustee Pattie Powell was recognized by other trustees for her dedication and service when they approved her appointment as the first “trustee emeritus” for DCCCD.
Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has announced the appointment of Edward DesPlas as interim president of El Centro College.
North Lake College student Zuri Garcia recently received the 2006 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award, which was presented during a special program in June and hosted by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation and the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation.
Thanks to a $500,000 gift from the John and Lyn Muse family of Dallas, up to 100 survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will receive scholarship assistance as they pursue academic or workforce education classes.
Seven high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex have been named LeCroy Scholars by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for their outstanding leadership and scholarship.
Students in the Dallas County Community College District will have access to another option for study and career advancement with the addition of a new education partner, Texas Southern University.
DCCCD’s expanded and enhanced advertising campaign for 2006 shines the spotlight on successful graduates who share their stories, their accomplishments and their pride in the Dallas County Community College District.
Four Dallas-area residents will attend schools in the Dallas County Community College District during the 2006-2007 academic year, thanks to the support of the late Dallas business and civic leader Reece A. Overcash.
Do you want to hire great employees? If so, try using the Dallas County Community College District’s free job listings service for area employers, who will benefit by hiring successful DCCCD students and alumni.
Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, will be honored by BKM Total Office of Texas with a scholarship donation in his name during a special higher education seminar on Thursday, Aug. 17.
photo of Tony Coats
Tony L. Coats II, a resident of Rowlett, was named the first recipient of the Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. BKM Scholarship during a higher education technology conference held in Dallas on Aug. 17.
Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, announced to Garland-area leaders today that responsibility for the development and oversight of the district’s new community education campus in Garland will be assumed by Richland College; that move will enable Eastfield College officials to focus on another community education center planned in Pleasant Grove.
DCCCD and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville will sign a transfer agreement - including both Web-based learning and on-campus classes, joint admission to both institutions and a reverse transfer agreement - that will give students more options as they pursue their education.
The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment at each of its seven institutions, starting Sept. 13 and ending Sept. 28.
DCCCD will host a design and construction open house for interested metroplex-area builders, construction firms, architects and contractors.
DCCCD and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville signed a transfer agreement Sept. 14, 2006, that will give students from both institutions more options as they pursue their education.
The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with several programs at DCCCD’s locations, including exhibits, speakers, musical performances and more.
photo of Ed DesPlas
Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has announced the appointment of Edward DesPlas as vice chancellor for business affairs, effective Oct. 1, 2006. DesPlas most recently served as El Centro College’s interim president and previously as the college’s executive vice president.
Students in grades six through 12 and their families are invited to attend a special program on Saturday, Oct. 28, where they can learn more about the keys to success through education.
The Dallas County Community College District will implement a $3-per-semester-credit-hour tuition increase in spring 2007; students will pay $39 per semester credit hour – an amount that continues to place the system among colleges that offer the lowest tuition rates in the state, thanks to the support of taxpayers in DCCCD’s service area.
photo of Julia So
Julia So, director of community development for the Dallas County Community College District and current chair-elect of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, has received the National Asian Pacific American Institutional Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans.
photo of Julia So
Julia So, director of community development for the Dallas County Community College District and current chair-elect of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, has received the National Asian Pacific American Institutional Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans.
Students attending the Dallas County Community College District will be able to transfer seamlessly to the University of Texas at Dallas and enjoy two-for-one concurrent enrollment thanks to a new dual admissions agreement DCCCD and UTD officials signed Oct. 24.