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See last year’s tax rates, this year’s effective rates and this year’s rollback tax rates for residents of Dallas County.
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​Can families in Texas and around the world be fed with local food? That is the question Joel Salatin will answer at several programs during a three-day visit to the Dallas area Jan. 28-30, 2014.
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​The district’s new general counsel, Robert C. Wendland, was most recently a shareholder in and president of the firm of Rapier, Wilson and Wendland, PC, based in Allen, Texas.
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​During the African American Male Academic Bowl, 24 teams competed in an event that is a cross between the academic bowls of 40 years ago and today’s popular “Jeopardy” show.
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​The Keys to Success/Llaves del Éxito college fair for families will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Brookhaven College.
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​A half-day workshop titled “Water-Efficient Property Management” will answer questions and provide ideas about that subject on Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Eastfield College in Mesquite.
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​The deadline to apply for these positions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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​The Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute will make science fun during its two-day, interactive STEM science fair for youngsters and adults on Feb. 22-23, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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​Well-wishers filled the Hall of State at Fair Park recently to celebrate Dr. Wright Lassiter’s 20 years of service to DCCCD.
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​Dr. Joe May began his tenure Feb. 26 as CEO of one of the largest community college systems in Texas.
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Join us for the annual fundraiser for the El Centro College Food and Hospitality Institute on Sunday, March 30.
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​Register now for the free, one-day Sustainability Summit (to be held April 16) and the one-day workshop ($99, April 17).
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​DCCCD’s annual employee awards event honored faculty, administrators and professional support staff who make a difference in the lives of students.
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Six of the seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Saturday, March 29, to find qualified people who are interested in teaching part time.
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​Cedar Valley College will host the Dallas County Community College District’s 28th annual Dia de la Familia and Taste of Nutrition Fair on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.
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​Skylar Tibbits will share the fascinating concept of 4-D printing with future scientists, researchers, teachers and engineers during the fourth-annual STEM Summit.
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​El Centro College faculty member Rosemary DesPlas will serve as installation director for an art exhibit in Shenyang, China.
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​Three colleges in the DCCCD system — Cedar Valley, Mountain View and North Lake — are in the running for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
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​Felix Zamora will retire effective April 30, 2014, after having served the district for 31 years.
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​The latest collection of diverse artwork created by students from the colleges of DCCCD adorns the Founders’ Foyer and other locations at the district’s headquarters.
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​A wind farm that started up on Earth Day will generate energy for the college and open doors to training possibilities.
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​Skylar Tibbits, founder and director of the Self-Assembly Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gave the keynote presentation for the Dallas County Community College District’s STEM Summit on April 4.
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Students of the colleges of Dallas County Community College District will celebrate graduation with their family members and friends in May.
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​Elections will be held for two seats of the DCCCD Board of Trustees on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
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​Fifteen students received awards recognizing their talent in art, music and creative writing thanks to Eleanor and George Jones and their family.
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​Fill your child's or teenager's summer with learning and fun through the many summer camps offered by the colleges of DCCCD.
Preston Pulliams
​Dr. Preston Pulliams has been appointed interim president of Mountain View College following the retirement of the college’s president, Felix Zamora.
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​The $20 million partnership will create jobs and stimulate growth for area small business.
Nate Downey
​Hear permaculture expert Nate Downey at Clean Economy Series presentations June 27 and 28 at Richland College.
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​Academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa honored the Cedar Valley College chapter, a North Lake College student and the district’s past and former leaders at its annual conference.
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​Fitch said that DCCCD has maintained a strong financial profile and applies strong management practices.
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​Learn how to achieve a cleaner quality of life at Cedar Valley College on June 13.
Charletta Rogers Compton
​Members of the DCCCD board of trustees elected a new chair, Charletta Rogers Compton. Compton has served as a DCCCD trustee for District 7 since 2000.
Ibrahim Kamara
​Ibrahim Kamara will be able to pursue his dream of becoming a chemical engineer thanks to his tenacity and funding from the Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarship.
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​The grant will support “living labs” at the college where students will learn real-world skills through hands-on learning opportunities.
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​This signature event raises funds for the culinary arts program at El Centro College.
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​A select group of students had the opportunity to study how crystals might look when grown in zero gravity thanks to a special NASA program.
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​The DCCCD Board of Trustees voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Jose Adames as president of El Centro College and Christa Slejko as president of North Lake College.
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​The nine recipients of this honor were selected on the basis of their leadership potential, determination to succeed, focus on educational goals and work ethic, along with proven leadership skills and academic achievement.
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​Participants in the new program will hone their culinary skills through three years of on-the-job training in addition to classroom study.
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​The DCCCD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for the purposes of adopting a budget on Sept. 2, 2014.
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​A new, 40-bed organic garden at Mountain View College — its Slow Food Community Garden — will allow area residents, the college’s students and its employees to plant their own food and cultivate learning at the same time.
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​Dallas County Community College District adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.
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​The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment on its college campuses. Lectures and panel discussions about the U.S. Constitution are some of the activities planned.
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​Members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees recently passed the 2014-2015 budget, which included maintaining the current tax rate; increasing tuition, effective spring 2015; and increasing salaries for full-time employees, among other items.
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During Commit to Complete Week, Sept. 22-26, students of the colleges of DCCCD will pledge to complete their credentials and participate in other activities.
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​Eight students have been named 2014-2015 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements.
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​The grant will help equip Richland College to train Texans who require new job skills for immediate employment.
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​Activities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, at Brookhaven College will show how STEM areas apply to everyday life and can be fun, too.
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The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito college fair for families will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
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​The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development will host an open house Nov. 6 to mark the occasion.
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​Two Eastfield College police officers were attacked by a trespasser on the evening of Nov. 3, 2014. The suspect has been apprehended.
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​A new program will give veterans an opportunity to train for high-demand careers without using their VA benefits.
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​Hundreds of higher education leaders convened in Washington, D.C., today for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action.
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​Dr. Fernando Figueroa was approved as vice chancellor of educational policy, and Mark Hays will serve as vice chancellor of workforce and economic development. Also, Dr. Pyeper Wilkins will serve as associate vice chancellor for advancement/executive director, DCCCD Foundation.
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​The new partnership aims to help low-income community college students find resources they may need to finish school.