2012 News

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DCCCD Honors: Lassiter Elected Board Chair; Administrator Earns Certification; District Honored for Efficiency - December 2012

​Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. was elected chairman of the Parker University board of trustees; Maria Garza earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional designation; and DCCCD was honored as a “Model of Efficiency.” Release date: Dec. 20, 2012

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DCCCD Students Can Buy Discounted DART Passes - December 2012

​The DCCCD board of trustees has approved a contract with DART that will provide all students with an opportunity to buy a five-month regional DART pass this coming spring at a cost of $200 — a 75% discount. Release date: Dec. 11, 2012

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Founders’ Foyer Reception Celebrates Art Students, Their Work - December 2012

​Several art students, instructors, administrators and other guests gathered to celebrate the inaugural art exhibit in the DCCCD Founders’ Foyer during a special reception on Dec. 4. Release date: Dec. 11, 2012

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Buns on the Run: Get ‘Em While They’re Hot From El Centro! - November 2012

​Participants in the 2012 Dallas Marathon can enjoy baked goods and other breakfast food and beverages when they make a pit stop before the race at El Centro College. Release date: Nov. 20, 2012

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Coaches Needed: No Mind Left Behind - November 2012

​Team registration for January’s African American Male Academic Bowl continues through Dec. 22, 2012. Don’t miss out!

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DCCCD Honored for Work With Veterans - November 2012

​The Dallas chapter of the Military Order of World Wars presented an award and certificates to the district’s administration and veterans coordinators from each campus in honor of their efforts to assist veterans in using their education benefits.

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DCCCD Professor Wins Honors - November 2012

​Dr. Paul Benson, Mountain View College history professor, received the 2012 Western Regional Faculty Excellence Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. Release date: Nov. 9, 2012

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Newsbriefs: DCCCD Employees Earn Awards, Honors - October 2012

​Hard work and leadership exhibited by Dallas County Community College District staff members is reflected in two national awards and a president’s post in one national organization. Release date: Oct. 15/18, 2012

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Las Llaves del Éxito: Fast Facts – Fall 2012

​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 - October 2012

​The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito is a free college fair for families presented by Dr Pepper, in partnership with DCCCD, Dallas ISD and the University of North Texas at Dallas. The program will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at UNT Dallas.

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DCCCD Celebrates Constitution Day - September 2012

​The Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment on its college campuses. Release date: Sept. 13, 2012

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Calling All Coaches for DCCCD’s Fourth Annual ‘Aiming for the Stars’ Academic Bowl Competition - Fall 2012

​It's time once again to help young African-American males in grades 4 through 8 take their place in a competition that will test their brain power and their academic skills. Release date: Sept. 7, 2012

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DCCCD Muse Scholarship Recipients Exhibit Potential and Determination - August 2012

​Thirteen area community college students who demonstrate leadership potential and the determination to succeed have been named 2012-2013 Muse scholarship recipients by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation. Release date: Aug. 31, 2012

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DCCCD Trustees Pass 2012-2013 Budget

​Key elements of the budget included a property tax rate increase, a tuition increase, funds for deferred maintenance and salary adjustments for employees.

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DCCCD Increases Property Taxes and Tuition, Passes 2012-2013 Budget

​On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, the DCCCD board of trustees adopted a new property tax rate, approved a tuition increase effective in January and passed a new budget including funds for deferred maintenance among other key items. Release date: Sept. 6, 2012

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Notice of 2012 Tax Revenue Increase

​View the 2012 notice of a tax revenue increase.

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Notice of 2012 Public Hearing for the Purpose of Adopting a Budget

​Get information about the DCCCD public hearing for the purpose of adopting a budget.

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DCCCD Honors Area Student Scholars, Leaders

​Eight students have been named 2012-2013 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: Aug. 9, 2012

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Notice of 2012 Property Tax Rates and Public Hearings

​See last year’s tax rates, this year’s effective rates and this year’s rollback tax rates for residents of Dallas county, and get information about upcoming public hearings.

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DCCCD Moves Forward With ‘Texas Completes’

​A cadre of five Texas community college systems will collaborate on ideas and projects designed to improve student success and credential completion rates. Release date: Aug. 2, 2012

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Register Now for Winter and Spring Credit Classes - Winter/Spring 2013

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes. Release date: Nov. 6, 2012. Updated: Nov. 26, 2012

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DCCCD’s New Historic Catalogs Page: A Blast from the Past

​DCCCD students and staff and other institutions don’t have to dig through boxes of hard-copy catalogs anymore to find old information. A new Web page provides online access to 46 years’ worth of DCCCD catalogs. Release date: June 29, 2012

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DCCCD NASA Students Tackle ‘Real Time’ Space Projects

​Twenty DCCCD students were asked to design a Mars rover during a three-day visit to Johnson Space Center, part of DCCCD’s special partnership in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. Release date: June 1, 2012

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Hardships, Hurdles Don’t Stop DCCCD Kramp Scholarship Recipients

​Two DCCCD students will be honored for their tenacity, courage and determination when they receive the 2012 Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship Award during a special program on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

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DCCCD, DMA Celebrate BooksmART Festival

​The free, one-day BooksmART Festival offer families and children of all ages a chance to celebrate literature and the arts on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Release date: June 1, 2012

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Financial Aid Rules Changed July 1, 2012 — Learn What’s New

​The U.S. government has set new rules for financial aid. Most of these changes went into effect with the 2012-2013 award year, which began July 1, 2012.

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Fitch’s Rates DCCCD Go Bond ‘AAA’

​Fitch Ratings has affirmed its “AAA” rating for the Dallas County Community College District’s outstanding general obligation debt, which comprises $372 million in GO bonds and $2.1 million in maintenance tax notes. Release date: May 7, 2012

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DCCCD Hosts Texas REACH Conference on Foster Youths

​This statewide conference will offer professionals who work with foster youth a variety of new ideas, best practices and other information that can help them better serve those students. Release date: May 10, 2012

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DCCCD Partners With DMA for May Arts and Letters Live - May 2012

​As the 21st season of Arts and Letters Live moves toward its conclusion in June, the Dallas Museum of Art and DCCCD — a community partner — celebrate the works of authors who amuse, mystify and delight readers. Release date: May 7, 2012

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Parents: Check Out Summer Camps for Kids at DCCCD

​Several campuses of the Dallas County Community College District offer the perfect solutions to summertime needs for camp, classes and fun. Release date: May 3, 2012

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DCCCD Graduates Include College, High School Students - May 2012

​This spring, hundreds of students are graduating from the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges, with family members and friends on hand to celebrate their accomplishments. Release date: May 1, 2012

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DCCCD Names New Richland College President - May 2012

​The DCCCD board of trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Kathryn Eggleston as the new president of Richland College on May 1, 2012.

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Students: Apply Now for These Scholarships - May 2012

​Applications are due June 1, 2012, for three DCCCD scholarships. Don’t miss out!

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College Completion: New Lives, More Dreams, Better Success - April 2012

​DCCCD is encouraging students to pledge to complete their associate degree or certificate. Release date: April 9, 2012

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DCCCD: Get Down and Dirty for a Good Cause - April 2012

​A one-day event, “Be the Change,” will bring together volunteers to clean up the Great Trinity Forest on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

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DCCCD, Dallas County HHS Investigate Suspected TB Case - April 2012

​The Dallas County Community College District and Dallas County Health and Human Services are coordinating an investigation into a single suspected case of tuberculosis at El Centro College. Release date: April 16, 2012

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DCCCD Presents Author Judy Blume at DMA - April 2012

​Judy Blume’s fans will have a chance to meet her and hear more about her life and work during a program presented by DCCCD on Thursday, April 19, 2012, as part of the Arts and Letters Live series sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art.

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DCCCD Foundation Recognizes Budding Artists at Awards Ceremony - April 2012

​Fifteen budding artists took center stage at an awards ceremony held April 5, 2012, by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation to recognize student talents in music, writing and the visual arts.

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DCCCD Foundation President Receives National Fundraising Honors - March 2012

​Betheny Reid, president of the DCCCD Foundation and associate vice chancellor for development, has been named a 2012 recipient of the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award. Release date: March 31, 2012

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Register Now for Summer Credit Classes - Summer 2012

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.** Original publication date: April 3, 2012; updated: July 10, 2012

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DCCCD Foundation and Hunt Consolidated Will Present Fabien Cousteau - April 2012

​Third-generation ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau will speak to students involved with the DCCCD Community College STEM Scholars and Fellows Institute on April 12 and 13, 2012.

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Hear the Richland College Presidential Finalists in Open Forums - March/April 2012

​The three finalists in the search for president of Richland College will participate in open forums so they can share their thoughts with students, faculty, staff and community members. Release date: March 29, 2012

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DCCCD Sustainability Summit and Trammell S. Crow Encourage Others to Go Green - April 2012

​Choose from five different educational tracks at this second-annual event, Thursday, April 5, at Eastfield College.

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DCCCD Service Learning Students Can Give the Gift of Life, Earn Hours - March 2012

​Dallas County Community College District service learning students who need to earn service hours for the spring semester can do that and give the gift of life at the same time.

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Chefs Prepare 'Bits and Bites' to Help El Centro College Culinary Arts Students - March 2012

​For "Bits and Bites" of spirits, sweets and savory things, El Centro College is the place to be on Sunday, March 25, as area chefs lend their hands and their talents to raise funds for ECC's culinary arts program.

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Students: Have You Chosen a Program of Study? New State Law Requires It

​A new state law requires all students to choose a program of study. You can’t get a copy of your official transcript unless you choose your program of study by the time you complete 45 credit hours. Release date: March 21, 2012

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DCCCD Faculty and Administrators Honored - March 2012

​A select group of DCCCD employees were recognized for excellence on the job during a special program on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.

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DCCCD Volunteers Make a Difference - March 2012

​On Friday, March 2, 2012, an army of 1,000 volunteers  — all employees of the Dallas County Community College District  — fanned out across Dallas County to lend their hands and hearts to agencies that needed their help with community service projects.

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Students: Apply Now for DCCCD Scholarships! - March 2012

​Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are due this spring. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Release date: March 5, 2012

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DCCCD Co-Sponsors March Guests for Dallas Museum of Art Series - March 2012

​DCCCD, one of several community partners in 2012 for the 21st season of the Arts and Letters Live series offered by the DMA, will co-sponsor a number of authors’ visits in March. Release date: March 2, 2012

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DCCCD Invites Women Veterans to Free Event - March 2012

​A free resource fair for women veterans will include a job fair, plus sessions about health care, employment benefits and other resources. Release date: March 2, 2012. Event date: March 8, 2012

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DCCCD: Helping High School Juniors and Seniors Cross the Bridge to College (Free Program) - March 3, 2012

​DCCCD and DISD will host a half-day college fair for high school juniors and seniors and their parents on March 3 at Mountain View College. Release date: Feb. 17, 2012

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Area Teams Are Winners in DCCCD’s Third African American Male Academic Bowl Competition - February 2012

​DCCCD’s third annual African American Male Academic Bowl — called “Aiming for the Stars” — tested the brain power and academic skills of 4th- through 7th-graders at North Lake College on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

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DCCCD Presents Two Authors at DMA - February 2012

​DCCCD is sponsoring Friday’s Arts & Letters Live event at the Dallas Museum of Art, featuring South African-born writer Richard Mason and longtime New Yorker Amor Towles. Release date: Feb. 14, 2012

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Students: Looking for Your 1098-T Income Tax Form? - February 2012

​DCCCD is mailing the 1098-T to all eligible students for 2011. You can also access your form online. Alert date: Feb. 1, 2012

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DCCCD Earns “AA” Rating on Revenue Bonds - January 2012

​Fitch Ratings has affirmed the “AA” rating for the Dallas County Community College District’s $25.6 million in revenue financing system refunding bonds, series 2006, as part of its continuous surveillance effort. Release date: Jan. 23, 2012

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DCCCD Mourns Loss of Veteran Administrator - January 2012

​After almost 40 years with DCCCD, Dr. Richard McCrary had served students in some way at almost every campus in the district. McCrary died on Saturday, Jan. 14, following a lengthy illness. Release date: Jan. 19, 2012

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DCCCD Partners With DMA’s Arts & Letters Live - January 2012

​The Dallas County Community College District will serve as a community partner in 2012 for the 21st season of the Arts & Letters Live program — part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s multi-faceted offerings.

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New DCCCD Trustee Sworn In - January 2012

​W. Wesley Jameson, a resident of Duncanville, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 3, as the newest member of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees.

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Arts & Letters Live - June 2012

​DCCCD is proud to be a community sponsor of the Dallas Museum of Arts’ Arts & Letters Live series, featuring award-winning authors and performers of regional, national and international acclaim.

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Las Llaves del Éxito: Fast Facts - Spring 2012

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

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Register Now for Spring Credit Classes

​It's time to register for Spring semester credit classes. Release date: Nov. 8, 2011. Updated: Jan. 4, 2011 **Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.