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Cedar Valley College Partners With Kubota Tech Program To Prepare Future Technicians

​The partnership with Kubota Tractor Corp. will prepare aspiring technicians with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the off-road diesel equipment industry.

DCCCD’s Kramp Scholars View Education as the Road to Overcoming Obstacles

​This year’s four scholarship recipients were chosen for their courage and perseverance through extreme personal hardship and adversity. They will receive mentoring and special enrichment programs in addition to financial support.

Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr.

Dallas County Community College District Announces the Death of Former Chancellor Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr.

​Lassiter served as chancellor from 2007 until his retirement in 2014 after having spent 20 years as president of El Centro College.

Richland College students Bobby Riggs and Onuma Sanghoud

Cyber Security Program at Richland College Preps Students for a Changing IT World

​Demand is high for workers trained to defend modern computer networks, and students at Richland can get hands-on experience in a variety of specializations.

DCCCD, Department of Labor Announce $12 Million Apprenticeship Grant

​The grant will support work-based training for 7,500 apprentices in 50 critical health care occupations.

Dr. Maria Boccalandro

Cedar Valley’s Dr. Maria Boccalandro Nominated for Immigrant Journey Award

​Boccalandro works for the CVC Office of Advancement, focusing on projects related to sustainability, economic development and fundraising. She is a native of Venezuela.

DCCCD, UTA Agreement Creates Smooth Transfer Pathway to Student Success

​DCCCD and UTA renewed their academic partnership with a transfer agreement that helps students start at one of DCCCD’s seven colleges and go on to complete a bachelor’s degree at UTA.

Dr. Justin Lonon

Interim President Appointed for Brookhaven College

​Dr. Justin Lonon, DCCCD’s executive vice chancellor, will serve as interim president of Brookhaven College following the departure of Dr. Thom Chesney.

Stephanie Garcia

El Centro College Interior Design Students Work Hard in a Glamorous Industry

​Learn about the rigors of earning interior design credentials that El Centro College students face.

Dr. Beatriz Joseph

DCCCD Trustees Approve New President for Mountain View College

​Dr. Beatriz Joseph, currently vice president of college services at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, will begin her tenure at Mountain View on July 1.

DCCCD’s WorkReadyU App Helps Adult Learners

​For students who need assistance developing basic skills, obtaining a GED, improving language skills or enrolling in a job training program, there’s a new mobile application from DCCCD that can help.

DCCCD, DFW Airport Partner on First Registered Airport Apprenticeship in Texas

​The one-year program for airport employees will focus on the construction and maintenance industry.

German Delegation Visits DCCCD

​Representatives from several agencies participated in the visit. The groups share a goal of integrating immigrants into Germany, particularly through employment opportunities, training and apprenticeship programs.

DCCCD Student Journalists Take Top Honors in Statewide Competition

​Students from Brookhaven, Eastfield, North Lake and Richland colleges were recognized recently at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association's annual conference in Corpus Christi.

10 DCCCD Students Named Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship Semifinalists

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation selected this year’s semifinalists from a pool of 1,500 applicants across the U.S.

Mark Hays

DCCCD Administrator Testifies in Washington About Apprenticeship Programs

​Mark Hays, vice chancellor of workforce and economic development, spoke in support of apprenticeship programs before a House subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

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DCCCD Unveils New Food Truck With North Texas Food Bank, H-E-B/Central Market

​The new food truck will take over for NTFB’s mobile food pantry, which had been visiting the district’s colleges to fill gaps in what each campus could provide, particularly perishable items, to combat food insecurity among students and community members.

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Grand Opening of South Dallas Training Center, DCCCD’s WorkReadyU Program Brings Classes, Training to Adult Learners

​Adult job seekers who qualify can prepare for success with free high school equivalency and ESL classes and occupational training, offered in the evenings and on weekends.

DCCCD Presents Free Foster Care Information Workshop

​On Thursday, May 9, alumni of the foster care system who want to go to college and members of the general public who want to learn more about that process and resources are invited to a free panel discussion and vendor fair.

DCCCD Colleges Set Commencements, Two Honor Students To Take Center Stage

​Yazmin Munoz and Ashma Pokharel, honor students from El Centro who plan to pursue medical careers, are among those who will celebrate graduation from the seven colleges of DCCCD.

DCCCD STEM Students Learn How To Turn Ideas Into Innovation

​At the district’s half-day STEM Summit on Friday, April 26, students who want to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers will be introduced to new ideas and network with business professionals.

Keep Dallas Tasty With Bits and Bites at El Centro’s Signature Culinary Event

​The annual fundraiser for the college’s culinary school will be held April 14 at the Dallas Arboretum.

Robert DeHaas

DCCCD Hires Founding Dean for New Bachelor’s Degree Program

​Robert DeHaas, who begins immediately, will serve as dean of the new Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate Institute at Brookhaven College.

Cedar Valley College ranch manager Mark Wilson and vet tech student Sheila Vargas with Molly the horse

DCCCD Vet Tech Students: Caring for Animals Is More Than a Job

​Cedar Valley College offers a veterinary technology program both on campus and online. The program’s compassionate students share a dedication to helping animals of all types and sizes.

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DCCCD Trustees Approve Bond Election for $1.1 Billion

​Dallas County Community College District trustees approved a bond election for $1.1 billion on Feb. 5. The bond proposal will be placed on the May 4, 2019, ballot.

DCCCD Celebrates Black History Month

​Students and employees will celebrate Black History Month with a number of activities and presentations throughout February. Events are free and open to each college community and the general public.

some of the Mountain View College Tedx speakers

Mountain View College Offers Tedx Event for Students, Community

​On Feb. 5, Tedx speakers hope to spark a conversation about how to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

computer-generated 3D model of the McCoy family home from Dallas' Little Egypt neighborhood

Dallas’ Lost Neighborhood, ‘Little Egypt,’ Is Focus of Free Presentation at African American Museum

​Two Richland College faculty members will discuss the history of that missing community Saturday, Feb. 9. The presentation is open to the public.

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DCCCD EMS, Paramedic Students Are Learning To Save Lives

​At several colleges — including Brookhaven — students can prepare for a career as a first responder to all kinds of accidents and emergencies.

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Helping Students With Financial Aid During the Partial Government Shutdown: What DCCCD Is Doing To Help

​DCCCD has a special fund set aside to assist students whose financial aid files are delayed due to the shutdown.

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DCCCD Chancellor and Others Honor Retiring GDAACC President

​DCCCD and other members of the Greater Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce gathered recently to celebrate the contributions of Galileo “Gal” Jumaoas, who served as present of the GDAACC for 32 years.

Patty Tolotta

DCCCD Welcomes New Chief Marketing Officer

​Patty Arellano Tolotta joined DCCCD Dec. 3. She formerly served as Texas Instruments’ global director of university digital marketing and STEM outreach programs.

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Cedar Valley College Veterinarian Shares Tips for Pet Safety During the Holidays

​​Turkey and tinsel can prove troublesome for your cat or dog. Take a few precautions to avoid an emergency trip to the vet’s office.

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Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy Expands to All DCCCD Colleges

​​El Centro was the first among the DCCCD colleges to offer students a chance to participate in the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy. Now all seven colleges will offer that opportunity.

Joyce Williams

DCCCD Administrator Recognized by Walker's Legacy for Career Success

​​Joyce Williams, associate vice chancellor for workforce and economic development, is one of only 15 Dallas-area women to receive the honor.