2015 News

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The Spirit of Giving Lives at DCCCD Colleges - December 2015

​Students and staff have come up with creative ways to help others not just at the holidays but throughout the year. Release date: Dec. 1, 2015

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Texas Instruments and DCCCD $3 Million Partnership Builds Pathway to Enhance Electrical Engineering Technician Education

​Richland, Eastfield and Mountain View colleges will offer an associate degree in electrical engineering technology, which will prepare veterans and others to meet the needs of TI and other employers. Release date: Dec. 1, 2015.

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The News (R)evolution: DCCCD Student Journalists Learn More, Earn Awards - November 2015

​Innovative journalism courses are preparing students for a changing media landscape and resulted in awards at a recent convention. Release date: Nov. 20, 2015

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DCCCD Experts Offer Advice on Surviving the Holidays With Less Stress - November 2015

​“Take a stance against overdoing and overspending during the holidays,” advises faculty member Johnny Castro. Release date: Nov. 20, 2015.

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DCCCD’s Digital Forensics Students Are Modern Investigators in a High-Tech World - November 2015

​Faculty member Jason Alvarado says information security is the hottest industry in the digital world, and digital forensics graduates can land a lucrative job in the business. Release date: Nov. 17, 2015

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Blood of WWI Heroes Lives on in Richland College Poppy Project - November 2015

​An installation of 5,171 ceramic poppies on the Richland campus commemorates the Texans veterans who died during World War I. Release date: Nov. 5, 2015

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DCCCD Partners With TCC Learning LLC to Help Students Find Jobs - November 2015

​The Careers College, a new online job search training program, will be offered free to students at the colleges of DCCCD. Release date: Nov. 5, 2015

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DCCCD Celebrates Constitution Day - September 2015

​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, 2015

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DCCCD Colleges Support Breast Cancer Awareness - November 2015

​Several colleges in the DCCCD system joined the nationwide effort to raise funds for breast cancer research and other prevention measures in October during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Release date: Nov. 2, 2015

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Cedar Valley College Faculty Member Receives Top National Honor - October 2015

​Dr. Suryakant Desai, professor of accounting, received the 2015 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees during ACCT’s annual conference in San Diego. Release date: Oct. 23, 2015

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Free DCCCD/Dallas ISD Event Helps Students Prepare for College - October 2015

​The Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Exito program is a free, one-day college fair for families Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mountain View College.

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Nationwide Shortage of Chefs Creates Opportunities for Students at El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute - September 2015

​In Texas, restaurant jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent — a great thing for students who love to cook. Release date: Sept. 29, 2015

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North Lake College Students Receive Telemundo Scholarships - September 2015

​Andrea Ocampo and Martha De Leon were honored earlier this month with $6,000 in scholarships from Telemundo 39/KXTX, a Spanish-language news program that serves Dallas-Fort Worth. Release date: Sept. 29, 2015

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DCCCD Commit to Complete Week: Students Need to Finish What They Start - September 2015

As part of a statewide effort called “Texas Completes,” students at the colleges of DCCCD will be encouraged to commit to finish their degrees or certificates during special activities Oct. 12-16. Release date: Sept. 30, 2015

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Free Cyber Security Information Expo Set for Small Businesses - September 2015

​Small business owners interested in learning how to prepare for and minimize cybercrimes against their computer networks are invited to attend this free event on Oct. 21; register by Oct. 12. Release date: Sept. 29, 2015

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10,000 Small Businesses Graduate Says ‘Life Is What You Bake It.’ - September 2015

​Annie Hall hopes to leverage what she learned from the program to grow her business, Annie’s Culinary Creations. Release date: Sept. 22, 2015

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LeCroy Scholars Are Student Leaders and Role Models - September 2015

​Eight students have been named 2015-2016 LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: Sept. 17, 2015 

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DCCCD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With College Activities - September 2015

​September and October events will include speakers, a luncheon, a spoken-word performance and readings to honor the rich tradition, history, culture and contributions made by Hispanics. Release date: Sept. 18, 2015

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Computer Information Technology Program Helps Students Learn, Earn More - September 2015

​Information technology is one of the hottest industries in North Texas and nationally. The CIT program at the colleges of DCCCD helps students enter the field.

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DCCCD Commit to Complete Week: Students Need to Finish What They Start - September 2015

​As part of a statewide effort called “Texas Completes,” students at the colleges of DCCCD will be encouraged to commit to finish their degrees or certificates during special activities Oct. 12-16. Release date: Sept. 30, 2015

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DCCCD Hires New Workforce and Economic Development Leaders - September 2015

DCCCD's board of trustees approved the hiring two workers to its workforce and economic development team.
Anita Gordy-Watkins is associate vice chancellor of global economic development and Ben Magill is executive director of labor market Intelligence.



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DCCCD Chancellor Appointed to White House College Promise Advisory Board - September 2015

​The White House has appointed a group of leaders to serve on the new College Promise Advisory Board, including DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Joe May. Release date: Sept. 10, 2015

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Veteran and 10,000 Small Businesses Graduate Helps Remodel 9/11 Memorial - September 2015

​A local company  teamed up with local businesses and organizations to redesign and remodel the 9/11 Memorial Trailer for the town of Prosper, Texas. Release date: Sept. 9, 2015

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Area DCCCD Students Named Muse Scholars - September 2015

​Five students will receive scholarships based on their leadership potential, determination to succeed and more. Release date: Sept. 1, 2015

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DCCCD: Careers and Classes Well Remembered - August 2015

​As we celebrate DCCCD's 50th anniversary, longtime faculty members share their thoughts and memories.

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DCCCD’s 50th Anniversary: First Faculty, Fond Memories at El Centro College - August 2015

​Professors Kathryn Yates and Jim Stover, who started teaching at El Centro in 1966, recall the early days of DCCCD. Release date: Aug. 25, 2015

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We Are Golden: DCCCD Celebrates 50 Years of Education, Partnerships, Community Service - August 2015

​On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, former and current members of the DCCCD family will celebrate with an all-day event at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall.

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New Grants Help DCCCD Bridge the Skills Gap in DFW - August 2015

​Grants from the Texas Workforce Commission to North Lake and El Centro colleges, in partnership with Shermco Industries and the Western Association of Food Chains, respectively, prepare people for new, high-paying jobs. Release date: Aug. 20, 2015

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Do the Locomotion With Me: Writing on the Rails - August 2015

​As part of a new North Lake College class, students will write stories while riding the Trinity Railway Express. Release date: Aug. 13, 2015 

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DCCCD Goes to the White House - August 2015

​On May 29 and 30, Texas was well-represented in Washington, D.C. Dr. Joe May, DCCCD chancellor, was asked to coordinate Texas Community College Day at the White House. Release date: Aug. 7, 2015

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Report Says Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Benefits Small Business Owners, Communities in DFW Area - July 2015

​Almost 100 North Texas small business owners have participated in the program, which DCCCD hosts in the DFW area. Release date: July 27, 2015

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10,000 Small Businesses Participant Voted ‘Best of 2015 Dallas A-List’ - July 2015

​Paula Guthrie, owner of Bodacious Boutique, hopes to take her success to the next level with the help of 10,000 Small Businesses. Release date: July 27, 2015

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DCCCD Recognized for Financial Transparency - July 2015

​For the third consecutive year, DCCCD has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. Release date: July 27, 2015

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Brookhaven College Hosts Gem, Mineral Show and Workshops - July 2015

​The show is free and open to the public; join us Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26. Release date: July 15, 2015

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Eastfield College Brews Up New Jobs With Journeyman Certificate - July 2015

​A six-week, hands-on course gives students the training brewers look for in new employees in an industry short on skilled personnel. Release date: July 15, 2015

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Mountain View College Launches Sustainable Community Workshops - July 2015

​Learn about aquaponics, square-foot gardening or composting. Tickets range from $15 to $65. Release date: July 9, 2015

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El Centro College, Texas A&M University Launch New Engineering Academy - June 2015

Students in the program will spend the first two years of study at El Centro but will be co-enrolled in the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering. Release date: June 26, 2015

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Survivors Who Never Gave Up: DCCCD’s New Kramp Scholarship Recipients Show Courage, Perseverance - June 2015

​Four students of the colleges of DCCCD were recognized as 2015-2016 recipients of the Erin Tierney Kramp Endowed Scholarship Award during a special dinner on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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DCCCD Presents Free Area Health Care Career Fair - June 2015

​The career fair will be held Thursday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center, located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Release date: June 18, 2015

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DCCCD Students Explore the Final Frontier Through NASA Program - June 2015

​The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program is accepting applications from DCCCD students until 5 p.m. on June 24. Release date: June 5, 2015

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Small Business Owners: Register for Free 10,000 Small Businesses Program by June 8 - June 2015

Learn about managing and expanding your business through this free program. Classes begin Sept. 11. Release date: June 3, 2015
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DCCCD Colleges Offer Summer Fun, Classes for Kids - May 2015

​From art to robotics, gymnastics to Spanish, there's a camp for just about any kid's interest being offered this year. Release date: May 28, 2015

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DCCCD, JPMorgan Chase Partner to Solve Skills Gap in DFW - May 2015

​Training programs being offered thanks to the partnership aim to prepare workers for higher-paying jobs. Release date: May 21, 2015

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Aspiring DCCCD Students in Arts, Music and Creative Writing Receive Awards - May 2015

​ Fourteen Dallas County Community College District students, each one exceling in music, visual arts or the written word, recently received awards established by a local family who is deeply passionate about the arts. Release date: May 1, 2015

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North Texas SBDC Partners With Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on Annual Poll - May 2015

​Employees with interpersonal skills are the top need cited by small businesses in Texas, based on a poll released May 4. Release date: May 5, 2015

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DCCCD Graduates Include College, High School Students - May 2015

​Graduation ceremonies for all seven colleges of DCCCD have been set; they will take place May 9-17. Release date: May 4, 2015

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SEVEN Exhibition Opens at Dallas City Hall - April 2015

​Faculty and students from the art departments of all seven colleges of DCCCD were invited to participate. Release date: April 2, 2015

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DCCCD Hosts Free Information Sessions About DACA/DAPA - March 2015

​Each of the seven colleges of DCCCD will host a free immigration forum presented by Proyecto Immigrante ICS Inc. and the North Texas Dream Team during April and May. Release date: March 31, 2015

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Expert on Tissue Engineering, Biotechnology to Speak at DCCCD STEM Summit April 9-10 - April 2015

​Nina Tandon will talk about her fascinating research and work with students and faculty fellows attending DCCCD’s fifth annual STEM Summit. Release date: March 31, 2015 

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Say Cheese! El Centro Honors Mozzarella Company’s Founder, Sets Bits and Bites - March 2015

​Join us as we honor Paula Lambert of The Mozzarella Company on Sunday, April 12, at El Centro’s annual Bits and Bites fundraiser. Release date: March 26, 2015

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Service for Former DCCCD Trustee Pattie Powell Is Announced - March 2015

​Family, friends and the community will honor Mrs. Powell’s legacy Sunday, March 22, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Richardson. Release date: March 18, 2015

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DCCCD Cuts Cost of All Textbooks for Students With New Bookstore Contract - March 2015

​In DCCCD’s new contract with college textbook company Follett, the cost of textbooks no longer includes a commission. DCCCD students are expected to save an average of $600 annually as a result.

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DCCCD 2015 Sustainability Summit: Living Green - March 2015

​Community members can learn how to live green during the Dallas County Community College District’s 2015 Sustainability Summit. The free event will be held on April 2 at Brookhaven College.

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“Keys to Success” for College Open Doors at Free DCCCD Program - February 2015

​The Las Llaves del Éxito (or Keys to Success) Leadership and Career Symposium — to be held March 28 at Cedar Valley College — can help students and parents follow the road to college. 

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DCCCD Trustees OK New President for Mountain View College - February 2015

​On Tuesday, Feb. 17, members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees approved a recommendation made by Dr. Joe May, DCCCD chancellor, to appoint Dr. Robert Garza as president of Mountain View College.  

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DCCCD Reschedules Tribute to Honor Founding Chancellor - April 2015

​A special tribute will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Eastfield College in Mesquite from 2 to 4 p.m. in the performance hall for the late Dr. Bill J. Priest.

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STEM Fair Brings High-Tech Treasure Hunt, Science Together - February 2015

​Brookhaven College’s spring STEM Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22, and will give students, parents, teachers and community members a chance to discover how STEM impacts our lives. Release date: Feb. 3, 2015

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DCCCD Assists With Career Coaching for Military Hiring Fair - February 2015

​Career services staff members from DCCCD are among a number of volunteers who will assist with a Military Hiring Fair hosted by Dallas Baptist University on Feb. 10-12. Release date: Feb. 3, 2015

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Small Business Owners: Register for Free 10,000 Small Businesses Program by Feb. 2, 2015

Small business owners who want to learn more about managing and expanding their businesses — and about hiring great employees — are invited to apply for the Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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Dr. Joe May: Obama’s Community College Proposal Is a Good Idea - January 2015

​Read an op-ed from Joe D. May, chancellor of DCCCD, on Obama's community college proposal.

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Free Webinar for Small Business Owners Offered - January 2015

​On Jan. 21, join us to learn about the Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Registration for the next class closes Feb. 2. Release date: Jan. 16, 2015

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DCCCD Chancellor Comments on Free Community College Proposal - January 2015

Dr. Joe May discussed today a proposal from the White House that would provide a free education for students who are enrolled at the colleges of DCCCD and the nation’s other community colleges. Release date: Jan. 9, 2015

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DCCCD Mourns Loss of First Chancellor, Dr. Bill J. Priest - January 2015

​Dr. Priest served as chancellor from 1965 until his retirement in 1981. He died Dec. 31, 2014, at age 97. Release date: Jan. 4, 2015