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Meet Yuka Matsuura, Winner of the Media Preferences Survey iTunes Drawing!

​Earlier this fall, DCCCD asked students to participate in an online survey. As a thank you, everyone who participated was entered in a drawing to win a free iPod Nano or a $150 iTunes gift card. And we have a winner — Yuka Matsuura! Fall 2008

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DCCCD Trustees Honored for Efforts in Equity, Diversity

​For the second consecutive year, members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees have been honored for their collective efforts to promote and support diversity. The Association of Community College Trustees has named the DCCCD board of trustees as recipient of the 2008 Charles Kennedy Equity Award.

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African-American Mentors Pass It Forward

​A group of African-American college presidents and chancellors are passing forward their knowledge to a new generation of leaders through the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership. The Dallas County Community College District will host the Lakin Institute class of 2008 — composed of 12 mentees from community colleges across the country — at a meeting in Dallas Oct. 19-24, 2008. Release date: Oct. 6, 2008

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Register Now for Winter and Spring Credit Classes

​**Please note: This is an archived registration article. Registration is underway for Winter and Spring semester credit classes. Original date: Nov. 4, 2008; updated Dec. 1, 2008.

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Las Llaves del Exito: Fast Facts

​Get the facts about this special event, including its history and purpose.

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College Students Have Living, Learning Lab at Trinity River Audubon Center

​El Centro College and Texas Tech University will add more than a touch of “green” to the world by offering environmental sciences degree programs for educationally underrepresented students, in partnership with the Trinity River Audubon Center, which opens this week. Release date: Oct. 16, 2008

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DCCCD Event Helps Students Prepare for College

​Las Llaves del Exito, a free one-day program offered by the Dallas County Community College District, can give students the keys to their success: a college education and information about how to navigate the system so that they can attend a college or university. The fall 2008 Las Llaves event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at Mountain View College. Release date: Oct. 6, 2008

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Wal-Mart Grant Launches New Eastfield College Program to Enroll High School Drop-outs

​Community is key. That’s the Wal-Mart way, and that’s the goal of a new $300,000 grant from the corporate giant’s foundation awarded to Eastfield College, which will use the start-up funds to launch a program for Mesquite and Garland Independent School District high school dropouts. Release date: Oct. 3, 2008

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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 on its college campuses. Release date: Sept. 15, 2008

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Students: Stop Before You Drop! - September 2008

​Under a new Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason, your GPA could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class. Alert date: September 2008

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DCCCD Earns ‘AAA’ Rating from Financial Institutions

​Three respected financial entities — Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poors Ratings Services — have once again assigned “AAA” ratings to the Dallas County Community College District for $220 million in general obligation bonds, series 2008, and affirmed the same “AAA” rating on approximately $30 million in maintenance tax notes and $63 million in outstanding general obligation bonds. Release date: Sept. 12, 2008

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DCCCD Trustees Approve Tuition Increase, Tax Rates

​During its monthly meeting in September, members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees approved a spring 2009 tuition increase and tax rates for the current year. Release date: Sept. 10, 2008

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DCCCD Students Recognized for Leadership and Academics With 2008-2009 LeCroy Scholarships

​Nine high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex have been named 2008-2009 LeCroy Scholars by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Each LeCroy Scholar receives up to $3,200 ($800 per semester, with a maximum of four semesters) to attend any of DCCCD’s seven individually accredited colleges. Release date: Sept. 5, 2008

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Deputized to Fight Disenfranchisement: DCCCD Students Will Register Voters, Learn History

​As the November presidential election approaches, government and speech communication students at El Centro College this fall are learning how disenfranchisement has affected politics for more than 200 years. Those students — enrolled in “Voting Rights of the Historically Disenfranchised” — will have hands-on experience with voter registration. Release date: Sept. 4, 2008

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2008-2009 LeCroy Scholars: Biographical Sketches

​Read biographical sketches of the nine 2008-2009 LeCroy Scholars and the six continuing scholars from 2007-2008.

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DCCCD, Tri-Chambers Award Scholarships to Area Students

​Students from across the Dallas area have received scholarships from the Dallas County Community College District through a special tri-chamber agreement with the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Release date: July 21, 2008

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Eleven Area DCCCD Students Receive Overcash Scholarship

​Eleven Dallas-area residents will attend colleges in the Dallas County Community College District during the 2008-2009 academic year, thanks to the support of the late Dallas business and civic leader Reece A. Overcash. Release date: July 21, 2008

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DCCCD Trustees Receive Grant; Three DCCCD Colleges Net Awards

​The Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees has received a grant from the Association of Community College Trustees that will fund a project that provides a model curriculum for community college trustees. In addition, several DCCCD colleges have received state and private grants that provide funds for job skills, sustainability, a summer program and programs for older adults. Release date: July 8, 2008

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DCCCD Looking for Instructors With First-Hand, First-Rate Experience to Teach

​Representatives from DCCCD are hosting the district’s annual adjunct faculty recruitment fair to find potential part-time instructors. The event will be held on Saturday, May 31, at Cedar Valley College. Release date: May 20, 2008

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DCCCD Honors Students Who Overcame Injury, Pain and Abuse to Succeed in College

​Mandi Brooks and Linsey Heidelberg battled adverse conditions in their lives and sought to grow and improve themselves, in spite of those challenges. Their successes were recognized when they received the 2008 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award during a special program on Tuesday, June 24.

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DCCCD Trustees Sworn In; Harris Named SJCN President

​Two members of the Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees, Kitty Boyle and Diana Flores, were sworn in during the board’s regular monthly meeting in June. Also: Dr. Allatia Harris, district director of academic curriculum initiatives for the Dallas County Community College District, was named the new president of the San Jacinto College North campus, effective July 14, by the SJC board of trustees on June 2. Release date: June 16, 2008

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DCCCD Offers Summer Fun for Kids

​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. Release date: June 5, 2008

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DCCCD Receives State Grants

​The Dallas County Community College District has received several state grants that support nursing, student recruitment and workforce development. Release date: May 30, 2008

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DCCCD Trustees Applaud North Lake College National Basketball Champs

​Standing head-and-shoulders above members of the board of trustees for the Dallas County Community College District, the North Lake College Blazers basketball team shared their national championship trophy and other honors during the board’s May meeting. Release date: May 9, 2008

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DCCCD Receives Federal Grants

​The Dallas County Community College District has received federal grants that support manufacturing and logistics, and small businesses. Release date: June 10, 2008

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Registration for Fall Credit Classes Is Underway

​This is an archived news page about registration for Fall 2008 credit classes. Original release date: June 3, 2008

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Dallas Dad/Student Receives Scholarship From BKM, DCCCD

​Evans Pierre received the 2008 Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. BKM Scholarship, which honors the Dallas County Community College District’s chancellor. Release date: July 18, 2008

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DCCCD Colleges Set Commencement Ceremonies in May

​Hundreds of Dallas County Community College District students are crossing the stage during commencement ceremonies that began May 2 and conclude this week. Release date: May 5, 2008

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DCCCD Students With Talent in Music, Art, Writing Honored

​Each year, the Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts, the Alice Jones Berding Award in Music and the Eleanor Jones Award in Creative Writing are given to students through DCCCD’s seven colleges who excel in art, music and creative writing. Fifteen students have been recognized for their talent and skills by the DCCCD Foundation with cash awards for 2008. Release date: April 22, 2008

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Area DCCCD Students Chosen for NASA Program

​Sixteen students from the Dallas County Community College District have been chosen to participate in NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars program in April. Release date: April 15, 2008

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Welcome to DCCCD Island: Second Life. First Experiences.

​DCCCD Island, a location in virtual space, opened educational opportunities to DCCCD students on Thursday, April 3, 2008, with a virtual groundbreaking.

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DCCCD Honors Rep. Roberto Alonzo

​Members of the Dallas County Community College District board of trustees unanimously approved a proclamation during their regular April meeting that honored state Rep. Roberto Alonzo for his work on behalf of higher education and DCCCD. Release date: April 2008

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Biographical Sketches of 2008 Arts Award Recipients

​Learn more about the 2008 recipients of DCCCD music, visual arts and creative writing awards.

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DCCCD, BKM Offer Scholarship Award

​Interested students now can apply for the 2008 Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. BKM Scholarship, which is worth $2,500 for the academic year and covers tuition and books. Release date: April 2008

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Register Now for Summer Credit Classes

*** Please note that this is an archived registration article. For current registration information, please visit our Registration page.

It's time to register for Summer II credit classes! Original date: April 1, 2008. Updated: June 10, 2008


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Value to the Community

​Learn about the benefits the new El Centro College Center for Allied Health and Nursing will offer to the community.

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State-of-the-Art Technology Facts

​Get information about the educational technology in place at the new El Centro College Center for Allied Health and Nursing.

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Students’ Service to Community Honors Former Dallas Leader

​Seven DCCCD students have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom and in the community as recipients of the 2008 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service. Release date: March 25, 2008

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Students Talk and Legislators Listen

​Three DCCCD students recently took their diverse stories to the steps of the nation’s capital as participants in the National Legislative Summit, sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees. March 19, 2008

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Las Llaves del Exito: Fast Facts

​Get the facts about this special event, including its history and purpose.

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Free DCCCD Program Presents 'Chicanas in Charge'

​In honor of Women’s History Month, the Eastfield College business and fine arts division will sponsor a panel discussion with women who are featured in the book “Chicanas In Charge: Texas Women in the Public Arena.” Release date: Feb. 25, 2008

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DCCCD Read-In Celebrates Literacy, Focuses on Children’s Books

​A celebration of literature for children by African-American authors continues this year with the 2008 DCCCD’s citywide African American Read-In. Release date: January 2008. Event date: Feb. 2, 2008

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DCCCD: Helping High School Juniors and Seniors Make the Leap to College (Free Program)

​The Dallas County Community College District will provide a fact-filled and useful day of information to students and their parents through the Las Llaves del Exito (Keys to Success) program on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008.

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Meet Sally Brashear, Winner of the Media Preferences Survey iPod Drawing!

​In the fall, DCCCD asked students to participate in an online survey. As a thank you, everyone who participated was entered in a drawing to win a free iPod Nano or a $150 iTunes gift card. And we have a winner — Sally Brashear! Feb. 7, 2008

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DCCCD Co-Sponsors Job Fair for High School Students With Disabilities

​The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, the Dallas County Community College District, the Dallas Independent School District and Dallas Metrocare Services will sponsor a "Transitional Services and Job Fair" for high school students with disabilities (ages 16 to 22) on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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2008 African American Read-In: Stamp Unveiling

​During the 2008 DCCCD citywide African American Read-In, the United States Postal Service will unveil the next commemorative stamp in its Black Heritage series, honoring author Charles W. Chesnutt.

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2008 African American Read-In: History

​Learn about the history of this special, annual event.

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2008 African American Read-In: Special Guest

​Learn about the African American Read-In special guest speaker Ashley Bryan.

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2008 African American Read-In: Fast Facts

​View fast facts about this special DCCCD event.

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General Facts

​Get general information in this fact sheet about El Centro College's new Center for Allied Health and Nursing. Release date: April 29, 2008

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DCCCD, West Dallas Celebrate New Campus, Groundbreaking

​Dr. Wright Lassiter, DCCCD’s chancellor, shared his thoughts with representatives from DCCCD, West Dallas businesses, area chambers of commerce, city officials and neighborhood residents as they broke ground together and celebrated the construction of a new community education campus in their neighborhood.
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DCCCD, El Centro Celebrate Grand Opening of Center for Allied Health and Nursing

​The new center is the highlight of grand opening ceremonies on Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event also will include a reception for the college's new president, Dr. Paul McCarthy, who began his tenure in February.
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Pleasant Grove Groundbreaking Signals New College Options for Students, Area Residents

​The Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus at 802 S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas represents access to higher education where it hasn’t been before — in the neighborhood, close to home.