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​Starting with the fall 2016 semester, students will enjoy more options and reduced fees when accessing financial aid funds, thanks to an agreement with TouchNet Information Systems Inc.

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​DCCCD students participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 18, and the colleges continued the celebration with February activities marking Black History Month.

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​The stress of a career in criminal justice isn’t for everyone, but for those who feel called to the profession, the rewards of helping others make the job worthwhile.

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​On Tuesday, Jan. 26, area residents and businesses can learn about navigating the insurance process, working with FEMA on disaster relief claims, handling contractors and more.

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​The pilot program started on Jan. 19 and is offered to Parkland’s personnel who work in minimum-wage jobs because of their language and education limitations.

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​During a special program at El Centro College, officials encouraged students to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act by the Jan. 31 deadline.

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​Michael Cooley, dean of North Lake’s construction management program, says his students enjoy 100 percent employment after graduation.

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​This team of DCCCD STEM students is the fourth group to work on an externship with Sharyland, carrying the momentum started by their predecessors.

Harry Clincy

​Business owner Harry Clincy received the Government Contractor of the Year award last fall from the Center for Government Contracting and the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center.

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​The district’s outreach efforts include tax relief for property owners, free seminars to help homeowners deal with the storm’s aftermath, free job training and more.

​Eligible veterans can earn a certificate and then an associate degree in this high-demand health care field.

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​Students and staff have come up with creative ways to help others not just at the holidays but throughout the year.

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​Richland, Eastfield and Mountain View colleges will offer an associate degree in electrical engineering technology, which will prepare veterans and others to meet the needs of TI and other employers.

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​Innovative journalism courses are preparing students for a changing media landscape and resulted in awards at a recent convention.

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​“Take a stance against overdoing and overspending during the holidays,” advises faculty member Johnny Castro.

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​Faculty member Jason Alvarado says information security is the hottest industry in the digital world, and digital forensics graduates can land a lucrative job in the business.

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​An installation of 5,171 ceramic poppies on the Richland campus commemorates the Texans veterans who died during World War I.

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​The Careers College, a new online job search training program, will be offered free to students at the colleges of DCCCD.

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​Several colleges in the Dallas County Community College District system joined the nationwide effort to raise funds for breast cancer research and other prevention measures in October during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Suryakant Desai

​Dr. Suryakant Desai, professor of accounting, received the 2015 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees during ACCT’s annual conference in San Diego.

​The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Exito program is a free, one-day college fair for families Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mountain View College.

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​In Texas, restaurant jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent — a great thing for students who love to cook.

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​Andrea Ocampo and Martha De Leon were honored in September with $6,000 in scholarships from Telemundo 39/KXTX, a Spanish-language news program that serves Dallas-Fort Worth.

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​As part of a statewide effort called “Texas Completes,” students at the colleges of DCCCD will be encouraged to commit to finish their degrees or certificates during special activities Oct. 12-16.

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​Small business owners interested in learning how to prepare for and minimize cybercrimes against their computer networks are invited to attend this free event on Oct. 21; register by Oct. 12.

Annie Hall

​Annie Hall hopes to leverage what she learned from the program to grow her business, Annie’s Culinary Creations.

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