2014 News

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DCCCD Chancellor Will Co-Chair National Learning Community - December 2014

​The new partnership aims to help low-income community college students find resources they may need to finish school. Release date: Dec. 9, 2014

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DCCCD Trustees Approved New Vice Chancellors - December 2014

​Dr. Fernando Figueroa and Mark Hays will join DCCCD as vice chancellors, and Dr. Pyeper Wilkins, formerly of El Centro College, will serve as associate vice chancellor for advancement/executive director, DCCCD Foundation.

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DCCCD Makes Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event - December 2014

​Hundreds of higher education leaders convened in Washington, D.C., today for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Release date: Dec. 4, 2014

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M2M: DCCCD Vets’ Program Melds Military Experience, Manufacturing - November 2014

​A new program will give veterans an opportunity to train for high-demand careers without using their VA benefits. Release date: Nov. 7, 2014

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Eastfield College Police Officers Injured Pursuing Suspect - November 2014

​Two Eastfield College police officers were attacked by a trespasser on the evening of Nov. 3, 2014. The suspect has been apprehended.

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DCCCD’s Business Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Service to Dallas - November 2014

​The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development will host an open house Nov. 6 to mark the occasion. Release date: Oct. 27, 2014

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Free DCCCD/Dallas ISD Event Helps Students Prepare for College - October 2014

​The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito college fair for families will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University of North Texas at Dallas.  Release date: Oct. 6, 2014

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STEM Fair Brings High-Tech Treasure Hunt, Science Together - October 2014

​Activities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, at Brookhaven College will show how STEM areas apply to everyday life and can be fun, too. Release date: Oct. 3, 2014

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Richland College Awarded $3.25 Million Grant From U.S. Department of Labor - September 2014

​The grant will help equip Richland College to train Texans who require new job skills for immediate employment. Release date: Sept. 30, 2014

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Student Leaders Are Student Role Models, LeCroy Scholars - September 2014

​Eight students have been named 2014-2015 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: Sept. 18, 2014

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DCCCD Wants Students to Finish, Finish, Finish - September 2014

​During Commit to Complete Week, Sept. 22-26, students of the colleges of DCCCD will pledge to complete their credentials and participate in other activities. Release date: Sept. 18, 2014

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DCCCD Trustees Approve Budget - September 2014

Members of the DCCCD Board of Trustees recently passed the 2014-2015 budget, which included maintaining the current tax rate, increasing tuition and increasing salaries, among other items. Release date: Sept. 15, 2014

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DCCCD Celebrates Constitution Day - September 2014

​DCCCD will celebrate Constitution Day in September with programs, giveaways and entertainment on its college campuses. Release date: Sept. 16, 2014

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DCCCD Increases Tax Rate - September 2014

​Dallas County Community College District adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. Statement date: Sept. 4, 2014

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New Community Garden Is an Oasis in a ‘Food Desert’ - August 2014

​A new, 40-bed organic garden at Mountain View College — its Slow Food Community Garden — will allow area residents, the college’s students and its employees to plant their own food and cultivate learning at the same time. Release date: Aug. 21, 2014

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Notice of Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2014-2015 Budget - September 2014

​The DCCCD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for the purposes of adopting a budget on Sept. 2, 2014.

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El Centro Cooks Up Apprenticeship Program - August 2014

​Participants in the new program will hone their culinary skills through three years of on-the-job training in addition to classroom study.

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Area DCCCD Students Named Muse Scholars - July 2014

​The nine recipients of this honor were selected on the basis of their leadership potential, determination to succeed, focus on educational goals and work ethic, along with proven leadership skills and academic achievement. Release date: July 29, 2014

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DCCCD Chancellor Names Two New College Presidents - August 2014

​The DCCCD Board of Trustees voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Jose Adames as president of El Centro College and Christa Slejko as president of North Lake College. Release date: Aug. 5, 2014

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DCCCD Students’ Experiment, Dreams Crystalize in Space - July 2014

​A select group of students had the opportunity to study how crystals might look when grown in zero gravity thanks to a special NASA program. Release date: July 30, 2014

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Bring Home the Bacon: Pig Out at El Centro’s Hop ‘N Hog Event - July 2014

​This signature event raises funds for the culinary arts program at El Centro College. Release date: July 22, 2014

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Mountain View College Receives $28,824 From Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program - July 2014

​The grant will support “living labs” at the college where students will learn real-world skills through hands-on learning opportunities. Release date: July 7, 2014

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DCCCD Student Who Fled Civil War, Death Receives Scholarship for Bravery and Courage - June 2014

​Ibrahim Kamara will be able to pursue his dream of becoming a chemical engineer thanks to his tenacity and funding from the Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarship. Release date: June 20, 2014

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DCCCD Trustees Elect New Board Chair - June 2014

​Members of the DCCCD board of trustees elected a new chair, Charletta Rogers Compton. Compton has served as a DCCCD trustee for District 7 since 2000. Release date: June 5, 2014

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Free Conference Explores Clean Jobs, Clean Resources and a Clean Environment - June 2014

​Learn how to achieve a cleaner quality of life at Cedar Valley College on June 13. Release date: June 2, 2014

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DCCCD Earns AAA Bond Rating From Fitch - May 2014

Fitch said that DCCCD has maintained a strong financial profile and applies strong management practices. Release date: May 27, 2014​

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DCCCD Students Take Top Honor Society Awards - May 2014

​Academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa honored the Cedar Valley College chapter, a North Lake College student and the district’s past and former leaders at its annual conference. Release date: May 22, 2014

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DCCCD Speaker Will Explore Water Harvesting and Cisterns - May 2014

​Hear permaculture expert Nate Downey at Clean Economy Series presentations June 27 and 28 at Richland College. Release date: May 21, 2014

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DCCCD Partners With Goldman Sachs in 10,000 Small Businesses Program - May 2014

​The $20 million partnership will create jobs and stimulate growth for area small business. Release date: May 19, 2014

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DCCCD Chancellor Appoints Interim President - May 2014

​Dr. Preston Pulliams has been appointed interim president of Mountain View College following the retirement of the college’s president, Felix Zamora. Release date: May 15, 2014

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Summer Camps for Kids Mean Fun at DCCCD - May 2014

​Fill your child's or teenager's summer with learning and fun through the many summer camps offered by the colleges of DCCCD. Release date: May 14, 2014

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DCCCD Award Winners Create the Art of Life - May 2014

​Fifteen students received awards recognizing their talent in art, music and creative writing thanks to Eleanor and George Jones and their family. Release date: May 5, 2014

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Where to Cast Your Vote for DCCCD Districts 5 and 6 - May 2014

​Elections will be held for two seats of the DCCCD Board of Trustees on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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DCCCD Graduates Include College, High School Students - May 2014

​Learn dates and times of 2014 graduation ceremonies at the colleges of DCCCD. Release date: May 5, 2014 

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MIT Researcher, Professor Captivates Scholars and Fellows With Cutting-Edge Work in 4-D Printing at DCCCD STEM Summit - April 2014

​Skylar Tibbits, founder and director of the Self-Assembly Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gave the keynote presentation for the Dallas County Community College District’s STEM Summit on April 4. Release date: April 21, 2014

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Wind Farm on the Rooftop: El Centro College Launches New Project - April 2014

​A wind farm that started up on Earth Day will generate energy for the college and open doors to training possibilities. Release date: April 17, 2014

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Foyer Exhibit Features New Student Artwork - April 2014

​The latest collection of diverse artwork created by students from the colleges of DCCCD adorns the Founders’ Foyer and other locations at the district’s headquarters. Release date: April 2014

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Mountain View President Announces Retirement - April 2014

​Felix Zamora will retire effective April 30, 2014, after having served the district for 31 years. Release date: April 22, 2014

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DCCCD Colleges Have Eyes on the Aspen Prize - April 2014

​Three colleges in the DCCCD system — Cedar Valley, Mountain View and North Lake — are in the running for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Release date: April 10, 2014

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Area Artist’s Works Touch the Sky in China Exhibit - April 2014

​El Centro College faculty member Rosemary DesPlas will serve as installation director for an art exhibit in Shenyang, China. Release date: April 8, 2014

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MIT Researcher, Professor to Talk About 4-D Printing and Self-Assembly at DCCCD STEM Summit on April 4 - March 2014

​Skylar Tibbits will share the fascinating concept of 4-D printing with future scientists, researchers, teachers and engineers during the fourth-annual STEM Summit. Release date: March 26, 2014

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Cedar Valley Hosts Free Event for Families - March 2014

​Cedar Valley College will host the Dallas County Community College District’s 28th annual Dia de la Familia and Taste of Nutrition Fair on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster. Release date: March 24, 2014

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DCCCD Sets Adjunct Teaching Job Fairs - March 2014

​Six of the seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Saturday, March 29, to find qualified people who are interested in teaching part time. Release date: March 21, 2014

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DCCCD Honors Top Employees - March 2014

​DCCCD’s annual employee awards event honored faculty, administrators and professional support staff who make a difference in the lives of students. Release date: March 19, 2014

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DCCCD Sustainability Summit, Workshop Explore Permaculture (and More) - March 2014

​Register now for the free, one-day Sustainability Summit (to be held April 16) and the one-day workshop ($99, April 17). Release date: March 7, 2014; updated: April 10, 2014

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Bits and Bites (A Foodie’s Delights) Honors El Centro’s ‘Founding Father’ of Food, Gus Katsigris - March 2014

​Join us for the annual fundraiser for the El Centro College Food and Hospitality Institute on Sunday, March 30. Release date: March 7, 2013

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New DCCCD Chancellor’s Administration Begins - February 2014

​Dr. Joe May began his tenure Feb. 26, 2014, as CEO of one of the largest community college systems in Texas.

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DCCCD Honors Lassiter at Retirement Event - February 2014

​Well-wishers filled the Hall of State at Fair Park recently to celebrate Dr. Wright Lassiter’s 20 years of service to DCCCD. Release date: Feb. 18, 2014

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Free STEM Science Fair Features Forensics, Fossils and Fun for All Ages - February 2014

​The Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute will make science fun during its two-day, interactive STEM science fair for youngsters and adults on Feb. 22-23, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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National Searches Under Way for North Lake, El Centro Presidents - February 2014

​The deadline to apply for these positions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

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Water, Water, Everywhere? Program Helps Property Managers Learn How to Conserve a Precious Resource - February 2014

​A half-day workshop titled “Water-Efficient Property Management” will answer questions and provide ideas about that subject on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Eastfield College in Mesquite.

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Free Tax Prep, College Prep and Parent Prep From DCCCD, DISD: Getting Families Ready for College and Financial Aid - February 2014

​The Keys to Success/Llaves del Éxito college fair for families will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Brookhaven College. Release date: Feb. 1, 2014 

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Area Teams Take Top Honors in DCCCD Academic Bowl - January 2014

​During the African American Male Academic Bowl, 24 teams competed in an event that is a cross between the academic bowls of 40 years ago and today’s popular “Jeopardy” show. Release date: Jan. 28, 2014 

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DCCCD Trustees Approve Hiring of New Legal Counsel - January 2014

​The district’s new general counsel, Robert C. Wendland, was most recently a shareholder in and president of the firm of Rapier, Wilson and Wendland, PC, based in Allen, Texas. Release date: Jan. 13, 2014

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Joel Salatin Encore Kicks Off 2014 Clean Economy Series - January

​Can families in Texas and around the world be fed with local food? That is the question Joel Salatin will answer at several programs during a three-day visit to the Dallas area Jan. 28-30. Release date: Jan. 7, 2014

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Register Now for Summer Credit Classes - 2014

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes. Release date: April 8, 2014; updated June 10, 2014.

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Register Now for Fall Credit Classes - 2014

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes. Last updated: July 9, 2014

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Notice of 2014 Property Tax Rates and Public Hearings - August 2014

​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 - 2014-2015

​**Please note: This is archived registration information. Visit our Registration page for the latest information about registering for classes. Release date: Nov. 4, 2014; updated: Jan. 6, 2015