2009 News

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Swine Flu: Facts and Prevention Tips

​Students, faculty, staff and administrators in the Dallas County Community College District can help deter the spread of swine flu and other types of influenza by following some basic tips. Posted: April 29, 2009. Last update: Nov. 17, 2009

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Students: Apply Now for the 2010 NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

​Would you like to learn more about career opportunities that involve science, technology, engineering and math? Then consider applying for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (CAS) Program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2010. Release date: Dec. 7, 2009

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Students: New Service Lets You See Official Messages in eConnect

​If you’re a DCCCD student, you now have another way to receive your college’s official messages through a new service called "My Messages" that DCCCD has launched especially for you.

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Students: Take Part in an Online Survey for a Chance to Win an iPod Nano OR a $150 iTunes Gift Card

​Looking for a study break? Participate in a 10-to-15-minute survey online and be entered into a drawing to win an iPod OR a $150 iTunes credit.

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DCCCD Vice Chancellor Wins National Award for Innovation, Governmental Affairs

​Justin H. Lonon — DCCCD’s vice chancellor for public and governmental affairs — has received the 2009 Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation. Lonon received the distinguished service award during the national 2009 Higher Education Government Relations Conference in Orlando, Fla. Release date: Dec. 18, 2009

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DCCCD Foundation Announces New Board Chair, Members

​Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of Texas Health Resources, has been selected to serve as the new chairman of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation’s board of directors. The DCCCD Foundation also welcomes six new board members who are distinguished civic and business leaders in the community. Release date: Dec. 14, 2009

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Area Students Named Muse Scholarship Recipients

​Seven Dallas County Community College District students have been named 2009-2010 Muse Presidential Scholars, based on their academic achievement and leadership potential. Release date: Nov. 12, 2009

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DCCCD’s DesPlas Honored for Financial Leadership

​Attention to detail and skill at administering millions of dollars for DCCCD recently brought honors to DesPlas when he was named a Dallas Business Journal 2009 CFO of the Year finalist. Release date: Nov. 10, 2009

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All DCCCD Students Are Invited to Learn More About New Core

​You can learn more about the new Core Curriculum at question-and-answer sessions for DCCCD students in November. Oct. 30, 2009

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DCCCD Trustee Receives National Leadership Award

​The Association of Community College Trustees honored DCCCD Trustee Kitty Boyle in October with the 2009 ACCT M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. Release date: Oct. 23, 2009

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Brains, Not Brawn, Make the Grade in DCCCD’s First Academic Bowl for African-American Males

​On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Dallas, 200 young men in grades 4 through 7 will participate in a day of intense competition and mental focus. Release date: Oct. 15, 2009

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No Hauntings, Spirits or Computer Gremlins This Halloween!

​Spooky notes by e-mail and friendly notices online are meant to remind students and employees that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Oct. 12, 2009

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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. Event date: Oct. 31, 2009. Release date: Oct. 6, 2009

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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. 14, 2009

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Las Llaves del Exito: Fast Facts — Fall 2009

​Get information about the history of this special event, its purpose, typical attendance rates and more.

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2009-2010 LeCroy Scholars: Biographical Sketches

​Learn more about the eight high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex who have been named 2009-2010 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation.

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Register Now for Spring Credit Classes

​**Please note: This is archived registration information.** Registration is under way for Spring semester credit classes. Release date: Nov. 3, 2009. Updated: Dec. 21, 2009

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Dallas Stars Fall Kickoff

​The Dallas Stars and DCCCD are partnering to kick off the Fall semester with discounted tickets for students, faculty and staff. Sept. 1, 2009

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Longtime Richland College President Announces Retirement

​Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, president of Richland College, announced today that he has submitted his letter of resignation to Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, signaling his retirement after four decades of service to DCCCD. Release date: Sept. 1, 2009

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DCCCD, Four Community Colleges Partner to Seek Stimulus Funds for Green Career Training Programs

​Green jobs mean a greener economy. That’s the strategy behind a new partnership formed by five community and technical colleges/systems along the I-35 corridor in Texas. Release date: June 25, 2009

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DCCCD: Students Can Purchase Textbooks From Many Sources

​Although all DCCCD main campus locations offer textbooks through their college bookstores, students can use alternative sources that may or may not be less expensive. Release date: Aug. 26, 2009

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DCCCD Sets Record Fall Enrollment

​The fall 2009 semester for the Dallas County Community College District began with a bang on Monday, Aug. 24: All DCCCD colleges are seeing enrollment increases.

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DCCCD Students Recognized for Leadership in Life and School With 2009-2010 LeCroy Scholarships

​Eight high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex have been named 2009-2010 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: July 31, 2009

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DCCCD Chancellor Responds to President Obama’s Plan for Community Colleges

​Read comments from Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., DCCCD chancellor, on President Obama's American Graduation Initiative. July 14, 2009

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2009 SMU-DCCCD Kramp Transfer Scholarship Recipient: Dylan Lewis

​Read a biographical sketch of Dylan Lewis, 2007-2008 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award recipient and the first recipient of the new Southern Methodist University-DCCCD Kramp Transfer Scholarship. June 29, 2009

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2009 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Recipients: Amanda Collins and Reginald Forest

​Read biographical sketches of Amanda Collins and Reginald Forest, 2009 recipients of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship. June 29, 2009

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DCCCD, SMU Announce New Partnership Benefiting Kramp Scholars

​Dallas County Community College District and Southern Methodist University have partnered to provide a transfer scholarship to attend SMU for recipients of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship. June 29, 2009

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Register Now for Fall Credit Classes

​*Please note: This is archived registration information.* Registration for Fall 2009 credit classes is underway now! Release date: June 4, 2009; updated: June 26, 2009

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DCCCD Announces Teacher Prep Degree Plan Changes

​All students in Dallas County Community College District’s Teacher Preparation Program who recently finished or who currently are enrolled in several Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA) courses for their Associate of Arts in Teaching degree should talk to an advisor immediately about a new change in their degree plan that has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Release date: May 15, 2009

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DCCCD Makes Summer Fun for Kids

​Dallas County Community College District will offer a wide range of classes this summer to educate and entertain children and teens. Release date: May 7, 2009

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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 begin on Sunday, May 3, and conclude by mid-month. Release date: May 1, 2009

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Register Now for Summer Credit Classes

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Registration for Summer credit classes is underway. Original publication date: April 7, 2009. Updated: May 26, 2009

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Brookhaven College Head Start Center Closes Temporarily

​The Brookhaven College Head Start Center is temporarily closed from Wednesday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 5. The action was taken by Head Start officials as a precaution after learning that the sibling of one of the youngsters who attends the center was diagnosed with Type A influenza; swine flu has not been confirmed. Release date: April 30, 2009

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Students: Get Your DCCCD Money Card

​DCCCD is launching a new system for processing and distributing refunds and disbursements (such as financial aid funds) to students. Find out what you need to do to get your money. March 2009

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DCCCD, Higher One Create Partnership to Distribute Refunds to Students

​The Dallas County Community College District has announced that it recently signed an agreement with Higher One, a financial services and payment company focused exclusively on higher education, to distribute refunds to more than 64,000 credit students enrolled at the district’s seven institutions. Release date: March 6, 2009

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DCCCD Administrator/Architect Recognized Nationally for Support of Minority, Underserved Communities

​Clyde Porter, associate vice chancellor of facilities for the Dallas County Community College District, has been honored with the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious 2009 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Release date: February 2009

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DCCCD Students Have More Transfer Options; College Earns Architectural Design Honors

​DCCCD has signed a new transfer agreement with Millsaps College and has renewed its agreement with Western Governors University. Also: The new Cedar Valley College Science/Veterinary Technology/Allied Health Building recently won an “Outstanding Design” award from American School and University Magazine. Release date: Feb. 10, 2009

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DCCCD: Helping High School Juniors and Seniors Cross the Bridge to College (Free Program)

​The Las Llaves del Exito (Keys to Success) college fair for families will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Release date: Feb. 9, 2009

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DCCCD Chancellor on National Committee; Professor Honored

​Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has been appointed serve as a member of the Association of Community College Trustees advisory committee of presidents. Also: Discover Life in America has named Dr. Carl Knight, professor of anatomy and physiology at Eastfield College, as its “Outstanding Biodiversity Educator of the Year 2008,” based on his exceptional work with the Thicket of Diversity. Release date: Feb. 9, 2009

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Forge New Literacy Links: Extend DCCCD’s African American Read-In Chain in February for Black History Month

​Families and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Dallas County Community College District’s citywide African American Read-In on Saturday, Jan. 31. Read-in founder and organizer Carla Ranger challenges individuals, families and communities to join the read-in chain during Black History Month. Release date: Feb. 5, 2009

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Las Llaves del Exito: Fast Facts

​Get the facts about this special college fair for families, including information about its history and purpose.

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Students: Apply Now for the 2009 NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

​Would you like to learn more about career opportunities that involve science, technology, engineering and math? Then consider applying for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (CAS) Program. The deadline to apply is Jan. 29, 2009. Release date: Jan. 12, 2009

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Former DCCCD Chancellor, President Win National Leadership Award

​Two former Dallas County Community College District administrators — Dr. J. William Wenrich and Dr. Walter Bumphus — have been honored with the 2009 National Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Release date: Jan. 23, 2009

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Thousands of Books, Thousands of Readers: DCCCD Celebrates 10 Years of Citywide African American Read-In

​DCCCD’s 10th annual African American Read-In — which celebrates literacy among people of all ages and shares the writings of African-American authors — will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. Release date: Jan. 22, 2009

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2009 African American Read-In: Testimonials

​Read testimonials by past participants in this special DCCCD event.

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2009 African American Read-In: Fast Facts

​View fast facts about this special DCCCD event.