2011 News

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DCCCD Trustees Fill Vacant District 5 Seat - December 2011

​On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, members of the DCCCD board of trustees selected W. Wesley Jameson to fill the seat left vacant by Trustee Kitty Boyle.

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Space – The Final Frontier: DCCCD/NASA Partnership Creates Aerospace Scholars - December 2011

​In the spring, 46 DCCCD students will have a special opportunity to learn about space as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Release date: December 2011

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North Texas Association of Energy Engineers Launches First Student Chapter in North Texas - November 2011

​Cedar Valley and Mountain View college students will benefit from scholarships as well as practical experience and networking opportunities. Release date: Nov. 30, 2011

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The Buck Stops Here: Blazer Bucks, Santa Bucks Help North Lake College Students in Need - December 2011

​Thanks to a holiday program launched 10 years ago, students in need now benefit from a campus thrift store year-round. Release date: Dec. 1, 2011

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Students: Apply Now for the 2012 NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

​Learn more about career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math through the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (CAS) Program. Application deadline: Feb. 10, 2012. Release date: Dec. 1, 2011

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Calling All Teams for DCCCD’s Third African American Male Academic Bowl Competition - Fall 2011

​The deadline for teams and coaches to sign up is Dec. 16, 2011. Young men in grades 4 through 7 may participate. Join the competition and aim for the stars! Release date: Nov. 22, 2011. Updated: Dec. 12, 2011

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Eastfield College Receives Job Training Grant for Skills Development From Texas Workforce Commission - November 2011

​Eastfield will use the grant to provide training to medical office workers. Release date: Nov. 22, 2011

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DCCCD Appoints New Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs - Oct. 31, 2011

​Former Lone Star College System business administrator John Robertson has joined the DCCCD as its new associate vice chancellor for business affairs. He fills the position of Kim Green, who retired on Aug. 31, 2011. Release date: Oct. 31, 2011

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For the Latest Info, Check Out our Blog - Fall 2011

​Want to keep up on important information affecting you as a DCCCD student? Take a look at our blog!

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Las Llaves del Éxito: Fast Facts — Fall 2011

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

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Free DCCCD/DISD Event Helps Students Prepare for College - Fall 2011

​“Las Llaves del Éxito” (“The Keys to Success”), will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of North Texas-Dallas.

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Attention Students: Proof of Meningitis Vaccine Required for Spring 2012 - October 2011

​Under a new state law, you may need to provide DCCCD with proof of meningitis vaccine before you can attend Spring 2012 classes.

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DCCCD Art Students Are Welded to Their Work at State Fair - Oct. 13, 2011

​Metal sculptures by DCCCD students are sprinkled through the Discovery Gardens at this year's Texas State Fair. Release date: Oct. 13, 2011

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DCCCD Trustee From Irving, Kitty Boyle, Announces Retirement - Oct. 11, 2011

​After 15 years of continuous service and leadership, DCCCD Trustee Kitty Boyle announced her retirement during the board of trustees' regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Her term expires in 2014. Release date: Oct. 11, 2011

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Students: Take an Online Survey for a Chance to Win an iPod OR iTunes Gift Card - Fall 2011

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

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Payment Plan Deadline Extended to Sept. 9, 2011

​To accommodate students who are still waiting to be notified of their financial aid awards, DCCCD has extended the deadline to set up a payment plan to Sept. 9.

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DCCCD Foundation Recognizes Future Leaders as LeCroy Scholars - Aug. 16, 2011

​Ten Dallas County Community College District students have been named 2011-2012 LeCroy Scholars in recognition of their developing leadership skills. Release date: Aug. 16, 2011

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How We’re Addressing Your Financial Aid Concerns - August 2011

​We are aware of your concerns regarding financial aid and are working diligently to address them. Most important, we are protecting eligible students’ registrations and classes.

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When to Expect Your Federal Loan Money - August 2011

​We’ve noticed that a lot of students are concerned and have questions about the application process for federal loans, so we wanted to clear up some things.

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How Financial Aid Disbursement Works - August 2011

​Learn how financial aid disbursement works and how you can get your money earlier next semester.

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Determination to Succeed is Hallmark of DCCCD Muse Scholars - Aug. 17, 2011

​Twelve outstanding Dallas County Community College District students have been awarded Muse Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Release date: Aug. 17, 2011

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Who Needs to Verify for Financial Aid? - August 2011

​Confused about whether you need to complete the financial aid verification process? Get more information about this step.

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Not Eligible for a Financial Aid Grant? Here Are Some Options - August 2011

​Were you notified that you are ineligible for a federal Pell grant? Learn about some options to pay for your classes: payment plans, emergency loans and scholarships.

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Whose Registration Is Protected Through Aug. 22? Through Sept. 2? (2011)

​Did you apply for financial aid? Wondering how long your registration for fall classes will be protected? Visit this page for the answer. (Please note: This is archived information from 2011.)

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Richland College Earns STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability - August 2011

​Richland College, a DCCCD college, has received a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Students: Get Information About the QUEST Support Program - July 2011

​Are you completing career training at DCCCD that you plan to finish by December 2012? QUEST: Dallas/Collin may be able to assist you on your path to career success!

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Construction Students: Apply Now for a $1,000 Scholarship - July 2011

​If you're pursuing a construction-related degree or certificate, don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship (PDF - 21KB) being offered by the National Association of Women in Construction Dallas Chapter. (July 2011)

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Start Your Financial Aid File Review! - July 2011

​If you receive an email with the subject line “More Financial Aid Info Needed,” be sure to complete the financial aid verification process.

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DCCCD, Kaplan University Transfer Agreement Helps Students - July 2011

​Dallas County Community College District students could get an advance start on their bachelor’s degree with Kaplan University (KU) through a new modified “2+2” program. Release date: July 5, 2011

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DCCCD Sets Redistricting Hearing

​The Dallas County Community College District will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, to discuss the DCCCD redistricting process.

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DCCCD Students Go “Real Time” With NASA

​Forty-six DCCCD students designed a Mars rover while visiting Johnson Space Center as part of a special program for community college students. Release date: June 2011

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DCCCD Administrator Accepts CCCD Chancellor’s Position - June 2011

​Dr. Andrew Jones, Dallas County Community College District executive vice chancellor for educational affairs, has accepted the position of chancellor for the Coast Community College District in Orange County, Calif. Release date: June 9, 2011

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DCCCD Students Follow in Erin Tierney Kramp’s Footsteps to Overcome Hardships and Succeed in School

​Three Dallas County Community College District students were honored for their tenacity, courage and determination when they received the 2011 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship award. Release date: June 14, 2011

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Financial Aid: Note Our New Hours of Operation

​Need to visit your campus Financial Aid Office? Check our new hours, effective July 5, 2011, before you go.

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DCCCD Partners With DMA, Illustrator for BooksmART Festival

​DCCCD will present illustrator Jerry Pinkey during the Dallas Museum of Art’s first BooksmART festival on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

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DCCCD Names Two College Presidents

​Dr. Thom Chesney was named president of Brookhaven College, effective Aug. 15, 2011, and Dr. Jean Conway was named president of Eastfield College, effective June 8, 2011.

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Register Now for Fall Credit Classes

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.

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DCCCD and Cedar Valley College Recognized as a Leader in Boosting Graduation Rates

​CVC and four other Texas community colleges will share a national Completion by Design grant as they strive to help more young people obtain a degree, certificate or credential. Release date: May 26, 2011

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College Summer Camps Mean Summer Fun - Summer 2011

​Several colleges of the Dallas County Community College District offer the perfect solutions to those summertime needs for camp, classes and fun. Release date: May 16, 2011

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Water Bottles Are the Wardrobe of the Day for DCCCD Grads - May 2011

​This spring, students graduating from DCCCD will don caps and gowns of recycled materials to receive degrees and certificates. Release date: May 10, 2011

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Summer Financial Aid Update - Summer 2011

​Good news — federal financial aid will be available this summer for students who need it. (Please note: This is archived information from 2011.)

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New Financial Aid Requirements Affect You: Learn What’s New - May 2011

DCCCD’s satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid is changing significantly as of July 1, 2011. Find out how the changes may affect you.

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Cash In Your Textbooks — Check In Your Rentals (Due Date: May 16, 2011)

​Students: As the semester ends, don't forget to visit the bookstore. Sell your used textbooks for some extra cash, and be sure to return rentals by May 16.

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DCCCD Students Honor the Arts With a Special Show - April 2011

​Fifteen DCCCD students who excel in the arts received awards and also performed and exhibited their works during a program on April 8, 2011.

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ECC Hosts Mayoral Candidates Forum - Wednesday, May 4, 2011

​Education and the economy will be the focus of a political forum at El Centro College on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, featuring Dallas mayoral candidates Mike Rawlings, David Kunkle and Edward Okpa.

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DCCCD Financial Aid: Making Changes to Serve You Better - Summer 2011

​In our continued efforts to improve service, DCCCD Financial Aid is making significant changes to the way we do business. Here’s what you can expect to see in the coming months.

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Register Now for Summer Credit Classes - Spring/Summer 2011

​Registration is under way for Summer classes! Original publication date: April 5, 2011. Updated: June 7, 2011

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The Road to Riches: Russell Simmons’ Story

​Meet author and entrepreneur Russell Simmons on Friday, April 15, at Barnes & Noble, and help support the George Dawson Scholarship Fund.

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Finalists for Eastfield College President Announced

​The finalists — Dr. Robert Bisking, Dr. Pedro Martinez and Dr. Jean Conway — will visit the college and speak during a campus open forum on separate dates in April.

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Former Astronaut Helps Launch DCCCD’s First STEM Summit - April 7-9

​Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mary Ellen Weber is the keynote speaker for this special event, designed to inspire students who are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Finalists for Brookhaven College President Announced

​Finalists for the position — Dr. Alex Kajstura, Dr. Thom Chesney and Dr. Bill Coppola — will visit the college and participate in a campus open forum on separate dates in March and April. Release date: March 28, 2011

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DCCCD Students Go to Washington

​Two students from the Dallas County Community College District went to Washington recently to visit with their own elected officials and to share with them the importance of the education and opportunities they receive through DCCCD.

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Area Chefs Prepare Their Special Dishes to Help El Centro College Culinary Arts Students - March 27

​A special event, “Bits and Bites,” will help raise funds for El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute.

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Flags Lowered for Last WWI Veteran - March 15, 2011

​Texas Gov. Rick Perry has directed the lowering of all flags under state control to half-staff on March 15, 2011, as a mark of respect for Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I.

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Newest P.I. McGill Mystery Novel’s Author in Dallas - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

​Meet author Walter Mosley as he signs copies of his latest novel. A portion of proceeds froom book sales will benefit the Dallas County Community College District Foundation’s George Dawson Scholarship Fund. Release date: March 11, 2011

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2,000 DCCCD Volunteers Make a Difference - March 7, 2011

​DCCCD employees observed the district’s 45th anniversary by lending a hand to a wide variety of grateful agencies and organizations. Release date: March 7, 2011

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Area School Teams Win 2011 African American Male Academic Bowl - February 2011

​In a battle of the brains, beating the buzzer and winning points was the focus of the 2011 African American Male Academic Bowl — the only event of its kind in Texas. Release date: Feb. 28, 2011

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How Financial Aid Funds Are Disbursed - Spring 2011

​Concerned about getting your financial aid money? Learn how the process works behind the scenes. Release date: Spring 2011

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Las Llaves del Éxito: Fast Facts — Spring 2011

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

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DCCCD: Helping High School Juniors and Seniors Cross the Bridge to College - March 5, 2011

​The Dallas County Community College District and the Dallas Independent School District will host the half-day Las Llaves del Exito/Keys to Success college fair on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster.

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DCCCD Colleges Celebrate Black History Month - February 2011

​Several campuses of the Dallas County Community College District will present Black History Month observances and celebrations. Release date: Feb. 11, 2011

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Students: Help Us Make Our Website Easier to Use - Spring 2011

​Help DCCCD test the way information is organized on the district website. You’ll win a prize, such as movie tickets, just for participating.

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Tony Dungy: ‘You Can Be a Friend’ (Free Program) - Feb. 5, 2011

​Super couple Tony and Lauren Dungy will celebrate the release of their newest book during a free program on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

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Apply Now for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Stipends - Spring 2011

​Interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math? Apply now for a $1,000 student support award. You’ll benefit from mentoring and other services, too!

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Cut Commuting Costs With AlterNetRides - January 2011

​Cost of gas got you down? Never fear — AlterNetRides is here! The easy-to-use, online service links you with other people who would like to carpool to or from campus.