2013 News

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DCCCD Has an App — and All That! - December 2013

​A new DCCCD app, available for download at no charge, features campus maps and lets you search directories for phone numbers, call for emergency help and access multiple websites for critical information. Release date: Dec. 16, 2013

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Early College High School Named to Honor DCCCD’s Chancellor - December 2013

​A special naming ceremony — planned and presented by students who attend the school — was held late this fall during Homecoming week to honor Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. Release date: Dec. 16, 2013

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Wanted: Students From DCCCD Colleges Who Want to Reach for the Stars - December 2013

​DCCCD students are eligible to apply for a spot as a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar, where they can plan for a future career in a field that uses science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Release date: Dec. 11, 2013

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Coaches Needed: No Mind Left Behind - December 2013

​Coaches are needed to support teams of young men in the 2014 “Aiming for the Stars” Academic Bowl. Release date: Dec. 11, 2013

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DCCCD Trustees Meeting Canceled - December 2013

​The board meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2013, was cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.

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Private, Public Sectors Recognize DCCCD Business Practices - December 2014

​Fitch Ratings affirmed in November that DCCCD’s revenue debt is “AA” with a stable outlook, and the Government Finance Officers Association awarded DCCCD’s annual financial report a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence. Release date: Dec. 4, 2013

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DCCCD Trustees Approve New Chancellor’s Contract - December 2013

​Dr. Joe May was unanimously approved as the next chancellor of DCCCD at the board's regular monthly meeting. Board members also named outgoing chancellor Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr. chancellor emeritus. Release date: Dec. 3, 2013

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Vines and Wines: El Centro Class Teaches Taste and Technique This Spring - December 2013

​The popular class returns this spring to El Centro. Tuition is $156 for both credit and continuing education students; classes will be held Thursday evenings, Jan. 24 to May 15. Release date: Nov. 27, 2013

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Two Groups Honor DCCCD Chancellor - November 2013

​Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., DCCCD chancellor, was honored recently by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. Release date: Nov. 19, 2013

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El Centro Grant From Walmart Brings Job Training - November 2013

​A new grant from the Walmart Foundation to El Centro College means careers and jobs for area Adult Basic Education students who need to obtain their GED or improve their basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Release date: Nov. 6, 2013

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DCCCD Administrator Is ‘Business Advocate of the Year’ - November 2013

​John Lopez, director of business diversity programs for DCCCD, was honored by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce for his support of the chamber and area Asian businesses. Release date: Nov. 6, 2013

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Chancellor Search: Important Update - November 2013

​The Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees will vote to approve the selection of DCCCD’s next chancellor, Dr. Joe May, during its regular monthly meeting in December. Release date: Nov. 4, 2013

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DCCCD Mourns Loss of Former Chancellor; Memorial Service to Be Held Nov. 14, 2013

​Faculty, staff and administrators from the Dallas County Community College District are mourning the loss of DCCCD’s second chancellor, Dr. R. Jan LeCroy, who died on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the age of 82. Release date: Oct. 15, 2013; updated: Nov. 6, 2013

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El Centro College Selected to Participate in the Walmart Brighter Futures Project - October 2013

​The project seeks to provide low-income adults and older youths with the skills necessary to obtain middle-skill jobs, enabling them to become financially self-sufficient. Release date: Oct. 15, 2013

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Get Ready for Spring! Fill Out the FAFSA and Submit Transcripts Now - October 2013

​If you didn’t apply for financial aid for the Fall semester but want to apply for Spring, get started now. Starting early means less stress.

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DCCCD Administrator Receives State Leadership Award; Director of Advertising Promoted - October 2013

​Don Perry, executive director for compliance and policy formation, was honored with the Dr. Lindle Grigsby Leadership Award. Kathy Cook, director of advertising, was promoted to director of marketing and communications. Release date: Oct. 10, 2013

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Free DCCCD/Dallas ISD Event Helps Students Prepare for College - October 2013

​Students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents are invited to attend The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito Saturday, Oct. 26, at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Release date: Oct. 10, 2013

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DCCCD Board of Trustees Nominates New Chancellor - October 2013

​Members of DCCCD’s board of trustees nominated Dr. Joe May as the sole finalist for the position of DCCCD’s seventh chancellor, following a second round of interviews held in Dallas on Monday, Oct. 7. Release date: Oct. 8, 2013

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DCCCD Students’ Service to the Community Brings Scholarships - October 2013

​Seven students were honored as recipients of DCCCD’s 2013 Max and Rosa Goldblatt Endowment Awards in Community Service recently at a special program in Dallas. Release date: Oct. 2, 2013

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DCCCD Chancellor Search Update - October 2013

​The DCCCD Board of Trustees continues its search for a new chancellor. A second round of interviews will be held in October. Release date: Oct. 2, 2013

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Government Shutdown Should Not Affect Financial Aid - October 2013

​Wondering how the government shutdown will affect your financial aid? Here's the latest news.

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DCCCD Speaker Explores Passive Water Harvesting - October 2013

​Author and landscape designer Nate Downey will share his expertise during two October lectures kicking off DCCCD’s 2013-2014 Clean Economy Series. Release date: Sept. 30, 2013

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DCCCD Celebrates Constitution Day - September 2013

​The colleges of the Dallas County Community College District will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment on their campuses. Release date: Sept. 13, 2013

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DCCCD Sets Free Briefing on College Credit for Heroes Program - September 2013

​Active-duty military members and veterans who had computer information technology training during their tour of duty can receive college credit. Learn more at a briefing Saturday, Sept. 21, at Richland College. Release date: Sept. 12, 2013

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DCCCD Students Will Commit to Complete Their Degrees - September 2013

​As part of a statewide effort, the colleges of DCCCD will hold a variety of activities before and during Commit to Complete Week, Sept. 23-27. Release date: Sept. 10, 2013

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DCCCD Trustees Approve Annual Budget, Tax Rate Increase - September 2013

​During their regular monthly meeting, members of the DCCCD board of trustees approved the 2013-2014 budget and also passed a property tax increase, which will provide approximately $16 million in additional funds. Release date: Sept. 4, 2013

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DCCCD Student Leaders Named LeCroy Scholars - August 2013

​Eight students have been named 2013-2014 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: Aug. 28, 2013

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Budget Fact Sheet — 2013-2014

​Read some quick facts about DCCCD's 2013-2014 budget.

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DCCCD Participates in College Credit for Heroes - August 2013

​Veterans interested in an IT career can take advantage of an accelerated pathway to an associate degree or certificate and enter the workforce faster. Release date: Aug. 1, 2013

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Area DCCCD Students Honored With Muse Scholarships - July 2013

​Twelve scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of their leadership potential, determination to succeed, focused educational goals and work ethic, along with proven leadership skills and academic achievement. Release date: July 29, 2013

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Vines and Wines: New El Centro Class Teaches Taste and Technique - August 2013

​Learn about the growing regions, production, processing and distribution of wine in this new class. Guest speakers and sensory evaluations will round out your educational experience. Release date: Aug. 1, 2013

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Eat High on the Hog: Pig Out at El Centro Food Event! - July 2013

​Pounds of pork will be paired with “hopped”-up, bubbling beer at a fundraising event July 25 that will benefit El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute. Release date: July 11, 2013

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Area Students Beat Disease, Family Challenges to Earn DCCCD Scholarships - June 2013

​Three young women will be able to pursue their college and career dreams with the help of DCCCD and the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation. Release date: June 13, 2013 

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DCCCD Chancellor’s Search Update - June 2013

​The DCCCD Board of Trustees continues its search process for a new chancellor. A detailed description of the position is now available. Release date: June 4, 2013

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Dallas Chef Helps El Centro by Cooking Up Her Own ‘Limited Time Offer’: Kitchen LTO - May 2013

​New restaurant Kitchen LTO will unveil its chef and designer finalists during a special event on Thursday, May 30, that will benefit the culinary arts program and facilities at El Centro College. Release date: May 24, 2013

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North Texas African American Male Summit Prompts Thoughtful Conversation, Ideas - May 2013

​On April 27, DCCCD hosted this half-day event, designed for sharing ideas about improving the number of male African-American students who complete high school and then pursue higher education and a college degree. Release date: May 17, 2013

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DCCCD Sets Adjunct Teaching Job Fairs - May 2013

​Each of the seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Release date: May 10, 2013

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Reception Honors Founders’ Foyer Exhibit Artists - May 2013

​Art students from the colleges of DCCCD whose work currently is featured in the Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit were recognized during a special reception on May 7 at DCCCD’s headquarters. Release date: May 10, 2013

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Summer Camps for Kids at DCCCD - May 2013

​Several colleges of DCCCD are offering camps for kids this year, focusing on sports, arts, cooking, robotics, academics and more. Release date: May 7, 2013

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DCCCD Chancellor’s Search Update - May 2013

​An executive search firm has been hired to assist the DCCCD board of trustees. Community and business members are invited to comment on the qualifications the next chancellor should possess. Release date: May 8, 2013

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DCCCD Business Office Earns State Honor - May 2013

​DCCCD’s office of business affairs earned the Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency from the office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Release date: May 7, 2013 

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DCCCD Graduates Include College, High School Students - May 2013

​This spring, hundreds of students are graduating from the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. See a full list of graduation ceremonies and speakers. Release date: May 1, 2013

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DCCCD Scholarship Winners Create Art That Reflects Life - May 2013

​Fourteen talented scholarship recipients were recognized during a special event that included an exhibit of works by visual arts students, plus a stage performance that featured music and writing awardees. Release date: May 1, 2013

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DCCCD Hosts North Texas African American Male Summit - April 2013

​Members of a variety of north Texas organizations will gather at this invitation-only event to share ideas for improving the number of male African-American students who complete high school and pursue higher education. Release date: April 24, 2013

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DCCCD Public Meeting Set for Chancellor’s Search Ideas - May 2013

​Members of the general public and the business community are invited to share their ideas about the qualities and qualifications for DCCCD’s next CEO during a special public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. Release date: April 24, 2013

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Dallas Business Leader Takes Reins of DCCCD Foundation; Former Chancellor Honored - April 2013

​Hunter L. Hunt was elected chairman of the DCCCD Foundation’s board of directors. Board members also honored Dr. R. Jan LeCroy, former DCCCD chancellor, naming him director emeritus. Release date: April 17, 2013

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Free Day of Fun: Families and Students Invited! - April 2013

​An entire day of fun — Dia de la Familia — will be presented by the Dallas County Community College District on Saturday, April 20, at the Eastfield College-Pleasant Grove campus, located at 602 S. Bucker Blvd. in Dallas. Release date: April 11, 2013

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DCCCD Office Honored for Advertising, News Efforts - April 2013

​The Dallas County Community College District’s office of public and governmental affairs has been honored recently for its efforts in advertising and media relations by three national organizations. Release date: April 1, 2013

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Internationally Renowned Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis Will Speak at DCCCD STEM Summit - April 2013

​Noted professor of neurosciences Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., will inspire future scientists, engineers and educators at DCCCD’s invitation-only STEM Summit. Release date: March 27, 2013

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DCCCD Chancellor Discusses Pending Retirement - March 2013

​Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., chancellor of DCCCD, today discussed his previously announced intention to retire at the end of the year with members of the DCCCD board of trustees. Release date: March 5, 2013

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DCCCD Recognizes Service, Dedication to Students - March 2013

​A select group of DCCCD employees were honored recently for their dedication and service during a celebration titled “Sweet Success.” Release date: March 6, 2013

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DCCCD Foundation Names STEM Institute Scholars for Spring Semester - March 2013

​Thirty-eight students have been named to DCCCD’s STEM Institute by the DCCCD Foundation. The program encourages students pursuing STEM-related majors and helps them transfer to four-year programs. Release date: March 4, 2013

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Speaker Gary Liss Presents ‘No More Garbage: Zero Waste' - April 2013

​Boost your “green” knowledge at a two-hour lecture April 4 or the one-day Clean Economy workshop April 5, featuring speaker Gary Liss. Release date: March 15, 2013; updated April 2, 2013

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DCCCD: Helping High School Juniors and Seniors Cross the Bridge to College (Free Program) - February 2013

​DCCCD and Dallas ISD will present Las Llaves del Exito/The Keys to Success, a free half-day college fair, to high school juniors and seniors and their parents on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Cedar Valley College. Release date: Feb. 19, 2013

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Alumni Biographical Sketches: Dunia Borga and Shari Carlson - February 2013

​Learn more about these chefs, who will be honored at the 2013 "Bits and Bites" fundraiser for El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Institute.

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Tempting ‘Bits and Bites’ Raise Money for Culinary Arts Students - February 2013

​Area chefs will lend their hands and their talents to raise funds for El Centro College’s culinary arts program at this special fundraising event March 10. Release date: Feb. 18, 2013

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Register Now for Fall Credit Classes - 2013

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes.** Release date: May 28, 2013; updated: July 10, 2013

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Area Teams Take Top Honors in Academic Bowl - January 2013

​During DCCCD's 2013 African American Male Academic Bowl, 111 boys in grades 4 through 8 competed in a "battle of the brains," having fun and winning prizes for their knowledge. Release date: Jan. 30, 2013

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DCCCD Summit Focuses on Sustainable Living - January 2013

​Join us for this free event Thursday, March 28, at Mountain View College, featuring keynote speaker Joel Salatin. Release date: Jan. 17, 2013

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Notice of 2013 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.

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Register Now for Spring Credit Classes

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes. Release date: Nov. 5, 2013; updated: Jan. 16, 2014