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The Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees has received a grant from the Association of Community College Trustees that will fund a project that provides a model curriculum for community college trustees. In addition, several DCCCD colleges have received state and private grants that provide funds for job skills, sustainability, a summer program and programs for older adults.
Hundreds of Dallas County Community College District students are crossing the stage during commencement ceremonies that began May 2 and conclude this week.
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, the Dallas County Community College District, the Dallas Independent School District and Dallas Metrocare Services will sponsor a "Transitional Services and Job Fair" for high school students with disabilities (ages 16 to 22) on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mandi Brooks and Linsey Heidelberg battled adverse conditions in their lives and sought to grow and improve themselves, in spite of those challenges. Their successes were recognized when they received the 2008 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award during a special program on Tuesday, June 24.
Sixteen students from the Dallas County Community College District have been chosen to participate in NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars program in April.
Each year, the Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts, the Alice Jones Berding Award in Music and the Eleanor Jones Award in Creative Writing are given to students through DCCCD’s seven colleges who excel in art, music and creative writing. Fifteen students have been recognized for their talent and skills by the DCCCD Foundation with cash awards for 2008.
Two members of the Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees, Kitty Boyle and Diana Flores, were sworn in during the board’s regular monthly meeting in June. Also: Dr. Allatia Harris, district director of academic curriculum initiatives for the Dallas County Community College District, was named the new president of the San Jacinto College North campus, effective July 14, by the SJC board of trustees on June 2.
The Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus at 802 S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas represents access to higher education where it hasn’t been before — in the neighborhood, close to home.
Three DCCCD students recently took their diverse stories to the steps of the nation’s capital as participants in the National Legislative Summit, sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees.
photo of kids playing together
Parents who need a little help with summertime fun for their children can find solutions at several campuses in the Dallas County Community College District.
photo of Ashley Bryan
A celebration of literature for children by African-American authors continues this year with the 2008 Dallas County Community College District’s citywide African American Read-In, featuring award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Eastfield College business and fine arts division will sponsor a panel discussion with women from across the Dallas area who are featured in the book “Chicanas In Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, March 3, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in room 100 of the EFC Science Building.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Eastfield College business and fine arts division will sponsor a panel discussion with women from across the Dallas area who are featured in the book “Chicanas In Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, March 3, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in room 100 of the EFC Science Building.
Members of the Dallas County Community College District board of trustees unanimously approved a proclamation during their regular April meeting that honored state Rep. Roberto Alonzo for his work on behalf of higher education and DCCCD.
The Dallas County Community College District has received federal grants that support manufacturing and logistics, and small businesses.
The new center is the highlight of grand opening ceremonies on Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event also will include a reception for the college's new president, Dr. Paul McCarthy, who began his tenure in February.
The Dallas County Community College District will provide a fact-filled and useful day of information to students and their parents through the Las Llaves del Exito (Keys to Success) program on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008.
The Dallas County Community College District has received several state grants that support nursing, student recruitment and workforce development.
Image of the virtual groundbreaking ceremonies on DCCCD Island in Second Life.
DCCCD Island, a location in virtual space, opened educational opportunities to DCCCD students with a virtual groundbreaking.
Representatives from DCCCD are hosting the district’s annual adjunct faculty recruitment fair to find potential part-time instructors. The event will be held on Saturday, May 31, at Cedar Valley College.
photo of Sally Brashear

In the fall, DCCCD asked students to participate in an online survey. As a thank you, everyone who participated was entered in a drawing to win a free iPod Nano or a $150 iTunes gift card. And we have a winner — Sally Brashear!

Seven DCCCD students have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom and in the community as recipients of the 2008 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service.
Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD’s chancellor, shared his thoughts with representatives from DCCCD, West Dallas businesses, area chambers of commerce, city officials and neighborhood residents as they broke ground together and celebrated the construction of a new community education campus in their neighborhood.