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You Get Discounts to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor

Student Accomplishments & Opportunities
Students of the colleges of DCCCD get a discount on Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor-Arlington tickets. Find out how to buy discount tickets.

Here’s Who Tops the Scholar-Athlete List at Your College

Many of our student-athletes are winners off the playing field or court as well as on. Metro Athletic Conference Academic Awards were presented recently to these students. To be on the list, students must have at least a 3.25 grade point average. Read the Spring 2014 MAC Academic Awards list.

Brookhaven Early College H.S. Student Earns $233,000 Scholarship

Sergio Octavio Martinez of the Early College High School at Brookhaven College has been awarded a $233,000 Harvard Faculty scholarship to attend Harvard University. Ian Collin Villacres and Jaime Javier Cervantes were each awarded an Austin College Founders Scholarship worth $64,000. In all, 29 scholarships totaling $1,148,318 were announced recently for students of the Early College High School.

Eastfield, El Centro Team Bound for Houston Space Center

Seven Eastfield College students and an El Centro College student will participate in the NASA Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program this summer at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team (named El Harve-Stars) will conduct an experiment on the crystallization of sodium acetate in a microgravity environment. Electrical engineering major Eduardo Aguirre leads the team. Others are Eastfield College students Salvador de Leon, Clara Oliva, Samuel Rodriguez, Stephen Todd Stovall, Jasmine Chavez, Valeria Lujan and Eric Edwards, and El Centro College student Maureen Tucker.

Cedar Valley Basketball Star Also Excels Off Court

On June 3, the DCCCD Board of Trustees recognized Cedar Valley College student athlete Benquan Petty for being one of 15 players in the country selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-America Basketball Team. He was also recognized for his off-court achievements in volunteer work mentoring student athletes at the DeSoto Recreation Center and for representing Cedar Valley College as an outstanding student athlete in the community. The spring graduate will continue his academic and playing career at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Mountain View Students Are Outstanding in Many Ways

Mountain View College recently announced its Outstanding Student of the Year awards. Here’s a little about the three honored students:
  • 1st place: Eric Torbellin is a 2014 graduate of Mountain View College. He has been accepted to Texas A&M University. He was most recently recognized as a member of the All-Texas Community College Academic Team. His involvement on campus includes being a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) tutor for biology and chemistry and a student ambassador for the college. This month, he is conducting research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
  • 2nd place: Jereamy Riggs is committed to overcoming many odds. He was raised in a single-parent household. He worked evenings while accommodating a rigorous curriculum during the day. He attended the Brookhaven National Laboratory mini-mester program in New York and will have the opportunity for a research fellowship this summer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
  • 3rd place: Taylor Souryachak is a servant leader and an inspiration to her peers.  Souryachak is a recipient of the Mountain View College Amidon/Beauchamp Student Leader of the Year award, Texas Region Phi Theta Kappa Members Hall of Honor award and numerous distinguished awards and honors. She also is a Mountain View College Honors Scholar. 

Eastfield College Baseball Players Make All-America Team

Harvesters freshman outfielder Jason Serchay was a first-team selection to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-America Baseball Team. Sophomore pitcher Matias Terrones was a third-team selection. Serchay led the Harvesters with a .403 batting average and hit nine home runs and 25 doubles. Terrones posted a 7-1 record with 59 strikeouts and only 14 walks.

Four Brookhaven Basketball Players Inspire Fifth-Graders

On May 23, four Brookhaven College men’s basketball players spent a day at Hedrick Elementary School in Lewisville. In the morning, Shaun Grant, Aaron Peterson, Austin Combs and Markus Burkhalter participated in Career Day for the fifth grade. During the afternoon, the young men spent time reading to the kindergarten classes and then taking students to the basketball court for some fun. 

Mesquite Rotary Scholarships Go to Two Eastfield Students

The Rotary Club of Mesquite presented two Eastfield College students with scholarships recently. Christopher Enriquez and Michael Heggie each received $750 scholarships.