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DCCCD Students Can DART to School Free in 2017

​Starting in January, eligible credit and continuing education students can obtain a free DART Student GoPass — saving them money and helping our environment. Release date: Dec. 15, 2016
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Innovative DCCCD Management Program Named Finalist for Bellwether Award - December 2016

A pilot program for the Accelerated Supervisor Certificate produced 27 expected December graduates. Release date: Dec. 9, 2016

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DCCCD Supervisor Certificate Boosts Chances for Promotions - December 2016

​DART employee Annette LeVine hopes the online program will improve her odds of meeting her career goals. Release date: Dec. 12, 2016
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North Lake Welcomes College, High School Students Into Business Honor Society - December 2016

​The college inducted more than 30 students into Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society, the largest group to date for North Lake’s chapter. Release date: Dec. 9, 2016
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Seniors Get a Kick out of Kicking It Up - December 2016

​Meet a class of older adults — with an average age of 84 — who stay fit and healthy thanks to a twice-weekly exercise class at Richland College. Release date: Dec. 12, 2016
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DCCCD Expert Cautions Against Pets as a Present to Children for the Holidays - December 2016

​Consider the impact of a pet on the whole family and avoid giving one as a “gift,” advises Brookhaven College child development professor Johnny Castro. Release date: Dec. 7, 2016
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Four DCCCD Student Newspapers Earn Journalism Honors - November 2016

​Future journalists enrolled at Brookhaven, Eastfield, North Lake and Richland colleges took home awards from recent conventions. Release date: Nov. 28, 2016
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Stop Thieves From Stealing Identities, Bank Cards and the Joy of the Holidays - November 2016

​A few tips from Jason Alvarado, Richland College digital forensics lead faculty, and the Federal Trade Commission can help keep you safe. Release date: Nov. 28, 2016
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Game Designers Shape the Future With Fun, Global Footprints - November 2016

​With about 30 game companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Richland College game design students have plenty of employment opportunities. Release date: Nov. 18, 2016
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North Lake College, Nokia and Premcell Team Up on Workforce Challenges - November 2016

​A new training agreement among North Lake College, Nokia and Premcell Global will prepare workers for jobs involving cellular global networks. Release date: Nov. 21, 2016
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DCCCD Students Learn More Than Hard Skills for the Job Market - November 2016

​Professors incorporate lessons on communication, critical thinking and other soft skills alongside industry-specific training. Release date: Nov. 7, 2016
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Student Veterans in DCCCD Reflect on Veterans Day - November 2016

​Hear reflections on Veterans Day by military veterans who attend one of the colleges of Dallas County Community College District. Release date: Nov. 10, 2016
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Successful Graduates of Dallas-Area Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Receive Awards - October 2016

​Four program alums were honored during a Celebration of Success ceremony as the Dallas-Fort Worth area 10KSB prepares to launch its eighth class. Release date: Oct. 28, 2016

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DCCCD Welding Students Train to ‘Hold the World Together’ - October 2016

​El Centro, Mountain View and Eastfield colleges offer welding classes for students interested in this “hot” career. Release date: Oct. 25, 2016
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DCCCD, Cedar Valley Teacher Named Outstanding Accounting Educator for Texas - October 2016

​The Texas Society of CPAs honored Dr. Suryakant Desai as the state’s top community college educator. Release date: Oct. 24, 2016
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Trick or Treat! Candy’s Sweet! — But Not Cavities, Say Dental Hygienists - October 2016

​The faculty of El Centro College’s new dental hygiene program have Halloween-friendly tips to share. Release date: Oct. 20, 2016
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Free DCCCD/Dallas ISD Event Helps Students Prepare for College, Financial Aid - October 2016

​Students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents are invited to attend the Keys to Success/Las Llaves del Éxito college fair on Saturday, Oct. 29. Release date: Oct. 19, 2016

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DCCCD Students Gear Up for Careers in Automotive Technology - September 2016

​Employers need trained technicians who understand today’s complex automotive systems. Release date: Sept. 23, 2016
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Cedar Valley College Wins Two National Awards for Sustainability - October 2016

​The college won the AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award as well as the AACC Green Genome Award. Release date: Oct. 11, 2016

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DCCCD, Dallas ISD Move Collegiate Academies Forward With Corporate Partners - September 2016

The college district and school district unveiled the industry partners for the eight new collegiate academies at a special event. Release date: Sept. 23, 2016
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El Centro College Head Chef Named Dallas-Area Chef Educator of the Year - September 2016

Steve DeShazo, director of the Food and Hospitality Institute at ECC, received the honor from the Dallas chapter of the Texas Chef Association. Release date: Sept. 26, 2016
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From Heartbreak Comes Hope and Help Through Richland College Art Project - September 2016

​The project aims to raise awareness of children who become victims of human sex trafficking. Release date: Sept. 27, 2016
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Two DCCCD Students Start Their Fall Semester as SMU Kramp Honors Transfer Scholars - September 2016

​Keaton (Shae) Johnston and Ojaswee Giri received full-tuition scholarships to attend SMU for up to five terms. Release date: Sept. 19, 2016
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Second Time, Second Chance: Cedar Valley’s Mike Bogle Is Nominated for a Grammy Award - September 2016

​Cedar Valley College music instructor Mike Bogle has been named a quarterfinalist for next year’s Grammy Music Educator Award. Release date: Sept. 19, 2016

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DCCCD Students Market Their Way to Future Jobs - September 2016

​By studying fashion marketing at El Centro College or business marketing at Cedar Valley College, students open doors to a variety of positions with good wages. Release date: Sept. 14, 2016

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DCCCD's Isaac Faz Tapped for Leadership Dallas Class of 2017 - September 2016

​Isaac Faz, associate vice chancellor for public and governmental affairs at the Dallas County Community College District, has been tapped to join the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2017.
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DCCCD Offers Help, Information to Former ITT Tech Students - September 2016

​DCCCD is offering to help former Dallas-area ITT students explore what path they take next — whether they can transfer credits or finish a degree — and also learn more about their federal financial aid options. Release date: Sept. 8, 2016

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DCCCD Students Are First CC Interns to Win Award From Los Alamos Lab - September 2016

​DCCCD students Emmanuel Ayorinde and JaMein Mason are the first community college interns to win award from Los Alamos National Laboratories.
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DCCCD Increases Tax Rate - September 2016

​Dallas County Community College District adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. Posted Sept. 7, 2016

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DCCCD Administrator Will Receive Jesse Jones Leadership Award - August 2016

​Doris Rousey, director of strategic initiatives for DCCCD, will be honored with the award from the North Texas Community College Consortium. Release date: Aug. 30, 2016

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DCCCD Recognized for Financial Transparency - August 2016

​For the fourth consecutive year, DCCCD has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. Release date: Aug. 23, 2016
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DCCCD, Texas Tech Transfer Agreements Help Students Pursue Careers in Teaching, Nursing - August 2016

​DCCCD students can transfer to Texas Tech and either fast-track to a teaching career or pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, thanks to recent transfer agreements signed by both institutions. Release date: Aug. 22, 2016
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Student Leaders Are Student Role Models, LeCroy Scholars - August 2016

​Six students have been named LeCroy Scholarship recipients by the DCCCD Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. Release date: Aug. 10, 2016
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DCCCD’s Eastfield and Cedar Valley Colleges Offer HVAC Careers That Run “Hot and Cold” All Year - August 2016

Training in HVAC is a great fit for people who love to work with their hands and solve problems. Release date: Aug. 22, 2016
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Recent Graduates of DCCCD Colleges Earn Awards for Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship - August 2016

​Fabiola Chavez was honored by President Barack Obama for her volunteer service, and Valery Perez won a scholarship for her skills as an entrepreneur. Release date: Aug. 10, 2016

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Richland Wrestling Program Returns, Helps High School Students and Women - July 2016

​After a three-decade absence, Richland College will revive its wrestling program in the fall of 2016. Release date: July 29, 2016

DCCCD Welcomes First Commissioner of Public Safety, Security - August 2016

​Police veteran Lauretta Hill has returned to her hometown to lead DCCCD’s law enforcement division. Release date: Aug. 10, 2016
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From Los Alamos to Texas, DCCCD Students Use Mechatronics to Study STEM - August 2016

​Eight Mountain View College students enjoyed a dream internship this summer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Release date: Aug. 12, 2016
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DCCCD Names 2016 Muse Scholars - August 2016

​Ten students have been awarded academic scholarships because they are tops in scholastic honors and community service. Release date: Aug. 1, 2016
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DCCCD Students Cultivate a World View Through Seminar in Salzburg - August 2016

​Eleven student leaders expanded their international knowledge through a one-week visit to the storied Austrian city. Release date: Aug. 5, 2016
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Media Advisory: El Centro Will Hold Special Ceremony - July 2016

​El Centro College, as a community, will join together on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, for its “#ElCentroStrong: Reflect and Renew Ceremony” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Media advisory date: July 26, 2016
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10,000 Small Businesses Program Celebrates a National Milestone - July 2016

​Alumni from across the country and some of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs gathered to celebrate and attend a panel discussion. Release date: July 20, 2016
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10,000 Small Businesses Program Helps Dallas-Area Businesses Reach for the Stars as It Celebrates a Milestone - July 2016

​​Entrepreneurs Quincy Roberts and Tom Browning have grown their companies’ revenue and learned skills they hope will help them reach new, higher goals.
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El Centro Downtown Campus Re-Opens Wednesday - July 2016

​Faculty and staff will return to the campus on Wednesday, July 20, and students will return on Thursday, July 21. Release date: July 19, 2016
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El Centro Media Update — July 16, 2016

​​​Read the latest updates ​on schedules, locations, processes and temporary procedures for El Centro College.​ Release date: July 16, 2016
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El Centro College and DCCCD Grieve the Loss of Lives Caused by Deadly Dallas Shooting - July 2016

​​The main campus of El Centro College was directly affected when the perpetrator entered the college on July 7.
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Media Updates on Shooting Near El Centro College - July 2016

​​​Read updates on the shooting near El Centro College, including building closures and Summer II classes.
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Two DCCCD Colleges Will Help Prisoners Through Pell Second Chance Program - July 2016

​​Cedar Valley and Mountain View colleges will participate in a pilot program designed to help prisoners succeed in the job market.
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DCCCD Trustees Approve Appointment of New Cedar Valley College President - June 2016

​Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, currently president of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley in Missouri, will begin his tenure as CVC’s new CEO on Sept. 1. Release date: June 29, 2016
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New DCCCD Trustees Sworn In on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

​Dorothy Zimmermann and Monica Lira Bravo won their runoffs on June 18 to fill District 3 and 4 seats. Release date: June 29, 2016
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DCCCD, Dallas ISD Host Free Program for Recent High School Graduates - June 2016

​Dallas ISD grads can attend these events, featuring college admissions information and assistance, at three different DCCCD locations on June 29 and 30. Release date: June 20, 2016

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DCCCD Students Overcome Pain, Poverty, Disease; Are Awarded Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarships - June 2016

​Susana Carrillo, Stephanie Johnson and Carolyn Iduh will be recognized for their bravery and perseverance at a special scholarship awards dinner on June 22. Release date: June 20, 2016

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Texas and Scotland Face Similar Education, Economic Challenges - June 2016

​Scotland’s secretary of state explored partnership opportunities with DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Joe May during a recent visit to Texas. Release date: June 9, 2016

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New DCCCD Trustee Sworn In on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

​Phil Ritter, who was elected in May to fill the District 2 seat on the DCCCD board of trustees, was sworn in on Tuesday, June 7. Release date: June 10, 2016

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Free Family Magic Shows Scheduled at Mountain View College - June 2016

​Professor Geoff Grimes will host the school’s fourth annual Summer Family Magic Shows June 14-16. Release date: June 3, 2016

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DCCCD Announces Student Leadership Awards - May 2016

​Seven students received Amidon/Beauchamp Memorial Awards for their outstanding leadership skills, service and academic achievement. Release date: May 31, 2016

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Richland College, Balch Springs Officials: Adults Are Never Too Old to Learn - May 2016

​The college and the city have partnered to bring free basic education services to residents who need them, giving these individuals an opportunity to improve their lives. Release date: May 16, 2016

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Skills Gap in Cybersecurity Creates Job Opportunities for DCCCD Students - May 2016

​The growing demand for security specialists in the high-tech arena means there are plenty of high-paying jobs for those with the right training. Release date: May 16, 2016

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DCCCD Sets Free Program Focusing on Foster Care Youths, College, Services - May 2016

​Speakers, social workers and vendors will discuss how to assist teenagers who are exiting foster care and entering adulthood at a special event on May 19 at Eastfield College. Release date: May 10, 2016

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DCCCD Students, Educators Earn International Honor Society Awards - May 2016

​DCCCD had plenty to celebrate at the Phi Theta Kappa honor society international convention in Washington, D.C., in late April. Release date: May 1, 2016

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Jumpstarting a Career: Electrical Construction Technology Sparks North Lake Students’ Options - May 2016

​With demand high for skilled electricians, students who complete a certificate or associate degree can expect plenty of work opportunities. Release date: May 5, 2016

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DCCCD Colleges Offer Summer Fun, Classes for Kids - May 2016

​Kids, teens and their parents can choose from options ranging from swimming lessons and art classes to video game camps and academic classes. Release date: May 4, 2016

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Cedar Valley College President Will Be Honored at Retirement Reception - May 2016

​Members of the public are invited to the event, which will be held Monday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Cedar Valley College gymnasium. Release date: May 5, 2016

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DCCCD Students Receive Art, Music and Creative Writing Awards Established by Jones Family - April 2016

​Fourteen students received awards of $500 each honoring their creative talents. Release date: April 25, 2016
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DCCCD’s Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate Achievements, From High School Graduates to Returning Students - April 2016

​The seven colleges of DCCCD will celebrate the accomplishments of students who have taken diverse paths to success. Release date: April 28, 2016
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DCCCD’s Former Chancellor, Wright Lassiter, Receives National Leadership Award - April 2016

Dr. Lassiter received the 2016 national Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges during the organization’s annual conference in Chicago. Release date: April 25, 2016
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DCCCD, Area Chambers Offer Free Workshops During National Small Business Week - April 2016

​Entrepreneurs who want to learn how to expand their businesses are invited to attend the inaugural National Small Business Week Conference May 2-4. Release date: April 27, 2016

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DCCCD Earns Awards, Commendations From PTK - April 2016

​DCCCD students, administrators and advisors received dozens of honors at the recent 2016 Texas Regional Convention of Phi Theta Kappa. Release date: April 12, 2016
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Best and Brightest DCCCD Students Make All-Texas Academic Team - April 2016

​The 17 DCCCD students selected and others from across the state were honored as the top community college scholars in Texas. Release date: April 11, 2016
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DCCCD Partners With Dallas ISD to Open Eight New Collegiate High Schools - April 2016

​Students who enroll in the new collegiate academies that will open this fall can earn up to 60 college credit hours through DCCCD’s dual credit program. Release date: April 15, 2016


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DCCCD Administrator Honored by the Chair Academy - April 2016

​Dr. Sharon Blackman, Dallas County Community College District’s Talent Central strategic learning consultant, is a 2016 recipient of the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award. Release date: April 15, 2016
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DCCCD Earns AAA Bond Rating From Fitch - April 2016

​Fitch Ratings cited the district’s low tax rate, affordable tuition rate and solid management practices as factors in its rating. Release date: April 15, 2016
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DCCCD Graduates of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Are Honored - April 2016

​Recent graduates of the program have been recognized for their achievements in business and contributions to the community and the economy. Release date: April 11, 2016
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‘Keys to Success’ for College Open Doors at Free DCCCD Program - April 2016

​Students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents are invited to the Las Llaves del Éxito (or Keys to Success) Leadership and Career Symposium on Saturday, April 16. Release date: April 5, 2016.
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Forums Announced for DCCCD Trustee Candidates - March 2016

​Elections for three seats on the DCCCD board of trustees will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Several candidate forums are scheduled in late March and early April. Release date: March 28, 2016
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Biosphere Pioneer Featured at DCCCD’s 2016 Sustainability Summit - March 2016

​Dr. Mark Nelson will be the keynote speaker for the free event on Friday, April 15. Release date: March 23, 2016
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Programming Students Hope to Capitalize on Region’s Booming Tech Industry - March 2016

​High-paying jobs should be plentiful in the DFW area for DCCCD’s future coders. Article date: March 8, 2016

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DCCCD Students Can Register Simultaneously for 2016 Summer and Fall Classes - February 2016

​The new policy will save students time and allow them to plan ahead. Release date: Feb. 24, 2016
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DCCCD Administrators Will Be Honored With Two National PTK Awards - February 2016

​Anna Mays and Dr. Jennifer Wimbish will be recognized for their achievements and commitment to student success during Phi Theta Kappa’s national convention in April in Maryland. Release date: Feb. 22, 2016

DCCCD Students Advocate for Community Colleges at National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. - February 2016

​​Three DCCCD students met with two U.S. congressmen and a senator during the four-day trip in February.


DCCCD Trustees Approve Appointment of First Chief Innovation Officer - March 2016

​​DCCCD’s first CIO, Timoth​y Marshall,​​ brings more than 25 years’ executive management experience to the position and currently works for Tarrant County College District.​


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Cedar Valley College President Leaves a Legacy of Growth, Success - February 2016

​After 13 years as Cedar Valle​​y’s first African-American president, Dr. Jennifer Wimbish will retire on Aug. 31, 2016.​


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Simulated Lessons Provide Real-Life Learning for DCCCD Nursing Students - February 2016

​​​Realistic mannequins mimic health symptoms, letting students practice what they've learned in the classroom.


Nursing Faculty Shortage Creates Challenges, Opportunities for DCCCD Students - February 2016

​​Only top applicants are accepted into DCCCD’s nursing programs due to the lack of faculty, but those who get in have plenty of job options when they graduate.​


DCCCD, Educate Texas and Partners Announce STEM Accelerator Initiative - February 2016

​​The new statewide initiative will encourage both K-12 and college students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


New DCCCD Agreement Will Save Students Money, Time - February 2016

​​Starting with the fall 2016 semester, students will enjoy more options and reduced fees when accessing financial aid funds, thanks to an agreement with TouchNet Information Systems Inc.


DCCCD Kicks Off Black History Month Early, Offers Numerous February Events - January 2016

​​DCCCD students participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 18, and the colleges continued the celebration with February activities marking Black History Month.

Mountain View Criminal Justice Program Offers Careers With Risks and Rewards - January 2016

​The stress of a career in criminal justice isn’t for everyone, but for those who feel called to the profession, the rewards of helping others make the job worthwhile.

Free Tornado Recovery Program Scheduled at Eastfield College - January 2016

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, area residents and businesses can learn about navigating the insurance process, working with FEMA on disaster relief claims, handling contractors and more.​


DCCCD, Parkland Provide ESL, GED Classes for Staff and Contractors - January 2016

​​The pilot program started on Jan. 19 and is offered to Parkland’s personnel who work in minimum-wage jobs because of their language and education limitations.


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DCCCD, Area Officials Urged Students to Sign Up for Health Care Insurance - January 2016

​During a special program at El Centro College, officials encouraged students to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act by the Jan. 31 deadline.

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Nationwide Shortage of Construction Workers Builds Opportunities for North Lake College Students - January 2016

​Michael Cooley, dean of North Lake’s construction management program, says his students enjoy 100 percent employment after graduation.

Brookhaven College STEM Students Recommend Drones for Power Line Damage, Assessment to Dallas-Based Sharyland Utilities L.P. - January 2016

​This team of DCCCD STEM students is the fourth group to work on an externship with Sharyland, carrying the momentum started by their predecessors.

DCCCD, Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alum Honored, Encourages Entrepreneurs to Apply - January 2016

​Business owner Harry Clincy received the Government Contractor of the Year award last fall from the Center for Government Contracting and the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center.

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DCCCD Tornado Relief Measures Support Community, Business Storm Recovery - January 2016

​The district’s outreach efforts include tax relief for property owners, free seminars to help homeowners deal with the storm’s aftermath, free job training and more.

Register Now for Fall Credit Classes - 2016

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

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Notice of Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2016-2017 Budget - September 2016

See information about property tax rates and related hearings that were held Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 for residents of Dallas County.

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Notice of 2016 Property Tax Rates and Public Hearings - August 2016

​See information about property tax rates and related hearings that were held Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 for residents of Dallas County.

Register Now for Spring Credit Classes - 2016/2017

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