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​Contact: Debra Dennis
214-378-1819; ddennis@dcccd.edu

For immediate release — Oct. 17, 2018

(DALLAS) — Who says you can’t go home again? Dallas County Community College District says, “Yes, you can.”

This October, the welcome signs are up as DCCCD plans its first homecoming. “Reunite with friends, share fellowship with distinguished alumni and return to the campuses where your education began,” said Kapreta Johnson, coordinator of alumni and donor relations for the DCCCD Foundation.

“DCCCD has long delivered on its promise to provide a diverse, educated and energized workforce to Dallas County and beyond. The weeklong homecoming commemoration will celebrate the district’s more than 50-year commitment to education,” Johnson said.

“We’re excited to welcome our alumni for DCCCD’s first districtwide homecoming event. Every college will be represented, and we are gathering together to look back at our district’s success and to take a look ahead at where we are going and what we plan to accomplish,” said Dr. Joe May, DCCCD’s chancellor.

He added, “In addition to our districtwide event this month, our colleges are linking their campus homecoming activities to the larger celebration. That’s because we want our alumni involved with their colleges and DCCCD throughout their lives.”

The festivities kick off on Saturday, Oct 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a block party at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, located at 944 S. Lamar St. in Dallas. The block party is free to all DCCCD students, graduates, employees, friends and members of the community who support DCCCD.

Guest disc jockey Lili Villarreal, a DCCCD alum and NOW 102.9 radio personality, will be on hand with her team as guests play games, compete for door prizes and enjoy meals which will be prepared and sold by Dallas-area food trucks.

Reservations for the DCCCD Homecoming kick-off block party are required; RSVP here! For more information, contact the DCCCD Foundation office at 214-378-1831.

The second major homecoming event is the DCCCD Distinguished Alumni Awards program, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Tower Club at 1601 Elm St. in Dallas. The district will recognize graduates with the Emerging Alumni Award, the Alumni-Employee Award and the Pillar of the Community Award.

“DCCCD alumni are everywhere in our community,” said Dr. Pyeper Wilkins, executive director of the DCCCD Foundation. “They are employed in every industry, involved in all kinds of community service and serve as role models for thousands of students enrolled in DCCCD colleges today.”

The chancellor added, “These graduates represent our DCCCD values: accountability, cooperation, creativity, diversity, fairness, honesty, integrity, meaningful communications, mutual trust and responsible risk.”

Reservations also are required for the awards program. Tickets can be purchased at foundation.dcccd.edu/alumni-awards.

DCCCD comprises seven individually accredited colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland.

All seven DCCCD colleges are planning homecoming events. For general information about each school’s activities, visit: foundation.dcccd.edu/homecoming.

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2018 Dallas County Community College District Homecoming

Campus Events

All seven DCCCD colleges are planning homecoming events. Save the dates for:

Brookhaven College

  • Friday, Oct. 26, Spooky Trot, 8 a.m. — This annual Fun Run is a fundraiser for the college’s student food pantry. To enter, runners and walkers are asked to donate 10 non-perishable food items. Others may donate either food items or pay $10 to receive a race T-shirt. Food may be dropped off at the Office of Student Life in the Student Services Center., Bld. S., room S201. An online registration form can be found at: dcccd.edu/bhc/spooky-trot/inforeq.cfm.

Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.

Cedar Valley College

  • Friday, Oct 26 and Saturday, Oct 27 — “Newsies,” a theatrical presentation by the CVC Family Music Theater in the CVC Performance Hall, Building E. A matinee also is scheduled on Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 55 and older), and $8 for children. Tickets may be purchased in advance at CVC’s cashier’s office in Building L or by calling 972-860-2994. Tickets also will be sold at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Sam Germany at sgermany@dcccd.edu.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Lady Suns Basketball vs. Richland Thunderducks; Suns Basketball vs. Tribulation Prep Academy. The women’s game begins at 4 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 6 p.m. in the CVC Gymnasium, Building G.

For more information, visit go.activecalendar.com/dcccd/site/cvc/event/cvc-homecoming-week-2/. Cedar Valley College is located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.

Eastfield College

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Homecoming Week Pep Rally and parade in the Lower Courtyard.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Tailgate Party & Volley Game again CYM Prep.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — The Big Event and Donation Drive (a day of service) at C-Building Flag Poles. RSVP at eastfieldcollege.edu/homecoming.
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Employee/Student Volleyball Tournament in the Gymnasium.
  • Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Homecoming Fun Friday includes a photo booth, concessions and prizes.

For more information, visit: eastfieldcollege.edu/homecoming.

Eastfield College is located at 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite.

El Centro College

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Halloween Boo Bash. Bring your little ones to the Gym (C220) for costume contest, candy and games.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — El Centro College Alumni Social, Dallas Arboretum.
  • Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Veterans Days Fitness Challenge, Student Center.

El Centro College is located at 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas.

Mountain View College

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. — MVC All-Star Alumni Basketball Game, MVC Gym.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1 — MVC Homecoming Men and Women’s Basketball games.

Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas. For more information, contact Larisa Olin Ortiz at LarisaOrtiz@dcccd.edu.

North Lake College

  • Tuesday, Oct 30, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Career Talk Tuesday on Facebook Live. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and receive career advice. A drawing for a free scholarship is included.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fall Festival in the Student Life Center (H200) on the central campus. Student Life is hosting the festival for NLC alumni, students, employees and the community. For more information, contact Courtney A. Newsome at can001@dcccd.edu

North Lake College is located at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.
 

Richland College

  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. — “Creating Your New Career” alumni workshop, El Paso Hall. Industry executives will demonstrate the best methods to make a good impression on resumes, cover letters and during interviews. RSVP required.
  • Friday, Nov. 2 — “Let’s Dance: Alumni Night Out.” Join Richland graduates and current instructors for a reception. An RSVP for the event is required. Contact Regina Harris at ReginaHarris@dcccd.edu.

For more information, visit: richlandcollege.edu/alumni/homecoming.

Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas.

For general information about all DCCCD homecoming activities, visit: foundation.dcccd.edu/homecoming.

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