2006 News

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DCCCD Students Get 2-for-1 in New Agreement With UTD

​Students attending the Dallas County Community College District will be able to transfer seamlessly to the University of Texas at Dallas and enjoy two-for-one concurrent enrollment thanks to a new dual admissions agreement DCCCD and UTD officials signed Oct. 24.

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DCCCD Administrator Receives National OCA Award

​Julia So, director of community development for the Dallas County Community College District and current chair-elect of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, has received the National Asian Pacific American Institutional Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans.

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DCCCD Tuition Will Increase

​The Dallas County Community College District will implement a $3-per-semester-credit-hour tuition increase in spring 2007; students will pay $39 per semester credit hour – an amount that continues to place the system among colleges that offer the lowest tuition rates in the state, thanks to the support of taxpayers in DCCCD’s service area.

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Las Llaves Helps Students Find Success Through Education

​Students in grades six through 12 and their families are invited to attend a special program on Saturday, Oct. 28, where they can learn more about the keys to success through education.

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DCCCD Trustees Name New Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

​Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has announced the appointment of Edward DesPlas as vice chancellor for business affairs, effective Oct. 1, 2006. DesPlas most recently served as El Centro College’s interim president and previously as the college’s executive vice president.

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DCCCD, Sam Houston State Partnership Gives Students More Options

​DCCCD and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville signed a transfer agreement Sept. 14, 2006, that will give students from both institutions more options as they pursue their education.

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DCCCD Sets Design and Construction Open House for Bond Program

​DCCCD will host a design and construction open house for interested metroplex-area builders, construction firms, architects and contractors.

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DCCCD Celebrates Constitution Day

​The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment at each of its seven institutions, starting Sept. 13 and ending Sept. 28.

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DCCCD, Sam Houston State Partnership Gives Students More Options

​DCCCD and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville will sign a transfer agreement - including both Web-based learning and on-campus classes, joint admission to both institutions and a reverse transfer agreement - that will give students more options as they pursue their education.

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DCCCD Announces Change in Administration for Garland Center

​Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, announced to Garland-area leaders today that responsibility for the development and oversight of the district’s new community education campus in Garland will be assumed by Richland College; that move will enable Eastfield College officials to focus on another community education center planned in Pleasant Grove.

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First Lassiter/BKM Scholarship Recipient Announced by DCCCD Foundation

​Tony L. Coats II, a resident of Rowlett, was named the first recipient of the Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. BKM Scholarship during a higher education technology conference held in Dallas on Aug. 17.

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BKM Honors DCCCD Chancellor, Helps Students

​Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, will be honored by BKM Total Office of Texas with a scholarship donation in his name during a special higher education seminar on Thursday, Aug. 17.

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No Brag, Just Fact: It All Begins Here (at DCCCD)

​DCCCD’s expanded and enhanced advertising campaign for 2006 shines the spotlight on successful graduates who share their stories, their accomplishments and their pride in the Dallas County Community College District.

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DCCCD Partners With Texas Southern to Give Students Access to Four-Year Degree Program

​Students in the Dallas County Community College District will have access to another option for study and career advancement with the addition of a new education partner, Texas Southern University.

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Seven Area Students Receive DCCCD LeCroy Scholarships

​Seven high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex have been named LeCroy Scholars by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for their outstanding leadership and scholarship.

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DCCCD Student Honored for Overcoming Hardships, Pursuing Education and Professional Career

​North Lake College student Zuri Garcia recently received the 2006 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award, which was presented during a special program in June and hosted by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation and the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation.

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DCCCD Trustees Name Interim President at El Centro

​Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has announced the appointment of Edward DesPlas as interim president of El Centro College.

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DCCCD Trustees Change Lassiter’s Status to Chancellor

​During a special meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees, members unanimously appointed Dr. Wright Lassiter, interim chancellor and former president of El Centro College, as chancellor, effective immediately and continuing through August 2008.

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DCCCD Chancellor Resigns

​Today, during the monthly meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees, Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon formally resigned as chancellor.

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Help Community College Libraries Hit by Katrina

​The Dallas County Community College Libraries have adopted two community colleges in Louisiana to help rebuild their library collections after the damage done by the hurricanes.

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It’s Roundup Time for New DCCCD Adjunct Instructors

​The Dallas County Community College District has set its sites on finding more than a few good instructors. The district is looking for a large pool of qualified part-time faculty members.

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Students’ Service to Community Honors Former Dallas Leader

​Seven DCCCD students will be recognized for their efforts when they receive the Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service on Friday, March 31, 2006. 

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DCCCD Foundation Partners With Area Chambers to Offer New Scholarships

​The Dallas County Community College District Foundation – through the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – is offering seven scholarships that are available for area high school seniors.

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DCCCD Foundation Awards Students Excelling in Art, Music and Writing

​Fifteen DCCCD students will be honored for their artistic talents on Friday, April 7, 2006, during a special program at El Centro College.

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DCCCD’s Future Scientists and Engineers Take a Trip to NASA

​Sixteen students from the Dallas County Community College District will join more than 300 students from across Texas for a three-day, on-site visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to learn more about careers in science and engineering.

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DCCCD Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Honors Employees

​More than 2,000 faculty, staff and administrators attended a special 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, which was held at the Garland Independent School District's Special Events Center.

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South Dallas Education Leaders Will Explore Accountability, Welcome National Experts

​Members of the Southern Dallas County Educational Consortium will welcome national education leader Marva Collins and several other noted experts during the organization’s second biennial education summit on Friday, Feb. 10, at Dallas Baptist University.

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DCCCD Unveils New Education Campus in Pleasant Grove, Plans Location in West Dallas

​Members of the board of trustees for the Dallas County Community College District, along with elected officials and community representatives, attended a special ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 16, to mark the future location of a new education campus for Pleasant Grove.

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DCCCD Read-In Celebrates Literacy, African-American Writers and the Life of Ossie Davis

​The 2006 DCCCD African-American Read-In will celebrate the joys of reading and the legacy of Ossie Davis through presentations and a locally written production titled “A Prince Came Out of Egypt: A Tribute to Ossie Davis.” The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.

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Free 'Las Llaves' Event Targets High School Juniors, Seniors, Parents

​A free, one-day event for Dallas-area high school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, will help students obtain the key to education during Las Llaves del Exito on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Richland College in Dallas.