Members of DCCCD’s Board of Trustees were honored collectively by the Association of Community College Trustees for their efforts to support and promote equity and diversity within the district.
Three DCCCD student newspapers have been named national finalists in ACP's Pacemaker Award competition. Also, Lorene Strickland, professor of English at Brookhaven College, recently was named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Literature Instruction in Higher Education.
Tomorrow's teachers who will graduate from the Dallas County Community College District are receiving help today thanks to the Credit Union of Texas. A $15,000 gift from the credit union will provide funds for student and marketing initiatives for the district's teacher education programs; those teacher preparation students also will be eligible to receive some of the same benefits that credit union members already enjoy.
The Dallas County Community College District has received several state and federal grants to support programs directed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.
The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment on its college campuses.
The Dallas County Community College District once again extended the boundaries and opportunities for its students to transfer to a four-year institution when representatives from DCCCD and Ashford University recently signed a transfer agreement.
Members of the Dallas County Community College District board of trustees unanimously approved a new three-year contract for DCCCD’s chancellor, Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., effective Sept. 1, 2007, during their regular monthly board meeting today.
Dallas County Community College District students who would like to become teachers and work with elementary school children (fourth-graders, specifically) can add teacher education to their list of options now that officials from both DCCCD and Stephen F. Austin University have signed a transfer agreement creating a seamless transition for students between the two institutions.
Eight 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.
Ngoc Quan Dinh is the second recipient of the Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. BKM Scholarship, which honors the Dallas County Community College District’s chancellor. The scholarship was established in 2006 by BKM Total Office of Texas, a Dallas-based office furnishings company.
Celebrating the Fourth of July and the Trinity River Corridor will create a festival atmosphere during the Trinity River Fiesta on the weekend of June 30 and July 1, 2007.
DCCCD Chancellor Wright L. Lassiter Jr. shares with the community details about the governor’s veto and the measures the district will take in response.
Eight Dallas-area residents will attend schools in the Dallas County Community College District during the 2007-2008 academic year, thanks to the support of the late Dallas business and civic leader Reece A. Overcash.
Parents who need a little help with summertime fun for their children can find solutions at several campuses in the Dallas County Community College District.
Dr. Sam Germany, professor of music at Cedar Valley College, has been named one of the state’s 15 Minnie Stevens Piper Professors for 2007.
Fitch Ratings, based in New York City, has assigned a rating of “F1+” to the $150 million Dallas County Community College District tax-exempt commercial paper notes, series A.
Dr. Wright Lassiter, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, will deliver opening remarks during a special higher education seminar presented by BKM Total Office of Texas. During the seminar, BKM also will announce the 2007 recipient of a scholarship they established last year to honor the DCCCD chancellor.
Representatives of the Dallas County Community College District recently received funds from Follett Higher Education Group Inc. that will be used to provide book loans to DCCCD students who need them. Also: The Board of Nurse Examiners for the state of Texas has announced that the organization will continue full approval status for the Brookhaven College associate degree nursing program.
Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, is the recipient of the Dallas Oak Cliff Lions Club 2006-2007 Annual Humanitarian Award. Also: Dr. Steve Mittelstet, president of Richland College, recently received the Terry O’Banion “Innovations” Award.
Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of DCCCD, shares his thoughts with district students, employees and the community at large about the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech.
Officials with the Dallas County Community College District and Langston University (Okla.) have signed an agreement that enables DCCCD students to finish their associate degrees and then transfer seamlessly to Langston University to pursue their bachelor’s degrees — giving them yet another option to continue their careers in higher education. Langston is Oklahoma’s only historically black university.
Dallas County Community College District students who are interested in health careers can add chiropractic to their list of options now that officials from both DCCCD and Parker College of Chiropractic have signed a transfer agreement creating a seamless transition for students between the two institutions.
Representatives from DCCCD are hosting the district’s annual adjunct faculty recruitment fair to find those potential part-time instructors who can share their expertise and their first-hand knowledge with students who want to learn.
Dr. Sharon Blackman, president of Brookhaven College, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Commission on Community Colleges, a new project of the College Board’s Center for Innovative Thought, effective February 2007.
Clyde Porter, associate vice chancellor of facilities management and planning/district architect for the Dallas County Community College District, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects by its Jury of Fellows, based on his notable contributions to the profession of architecture.
Dallas County Community College District students will benefit in three ways from a new eight-year bookstore services contract with Follett Higher Education Group Inc., a private company that has operated the district’s campus bookstores since spring 2001.
A free, one-day event for Dallas-area high school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, will offer guidance on filling out college admission and financial aid applications, and provide additional information about preparing to go to college.
Observing the 34th anniversary this week of his return to Texas from a POW camp in Vietnam, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson will share his experiences with students at Richland College and Richland Collegiate High School on Monday, Feb. 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 103 of Sabine Hall.
Several Dallas County Community College District campuses will host activities in February to celebrate Black History Month.
The Dallas County Community College District has purchased more than 15 acres of land in south Irving for one of its new community education campuses as part of DCCCD’s current bond program.
Several new partnerships between DCCCD and other higher education institutions in this area and beyond now provide additional transfer options students can consider.
A successful exchange of two office building complexes in south Dallas will ensure that more than 120 Dallas County Community College District employees can move to newly renovated, larger facilities in 2008.