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2014 News

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**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.
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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.
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​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.