Welcome to the first edition of the DCCCD Round-Up! We’ll be gathering up stories periodically to showcase some of the latest happenings at each of DCCCD’s campuses. Let’s get started:
Brookhaven College received an Award of Excellence recently for the new Community College Safety Planning and Leadership category at the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Awards of Excellence Gala in San Antonio. The college’s investment in leadership, infrastructure and ongoing training has resulted in 1,185 students and contacts receiving help.
After joining the American Association of Community Colleges‘ Voluntary Framework of Accountability, Cedar Valley College was recently recognized for its tracking of student progress and workforce outcomes. The college enlisted the help of staff, faculty and students to help promote college completion efforts.
Eastfield College will unveil the Arts Collective on Thursday, April 23, with dance, singing and jazz performances from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lower courtyard. Dance begins at 5:15 p.m., a voice and music production will start at 5:30 p.m. and a jazz ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
El Centro College will host a live interview with alumnus and award-winning designer Levi Palmer of Palmer//Harding Friday, April 24. He’ll sit down with DFW Style Daily Founder Lisa Petty at 11 a.m. for a “conversation on fashion, society and style” at El Centro.
Mountain View College’s Sustainability Series continues through the end of April in tandem with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to become a carbon-neutral campus. Activities include an Earth Day event April 24 and a screening of the documentary Disruption. Climate. Change. April 27.
North Lake College’s journalism students recently won 42 awards for various publications in categories relating to story content, page design, reporting and more. Read the full listing of awards and categories.
Independent engineering consultant and Richland College alumnus Alex Kretov spoke to CBS DFW recently about something of interest to all of us: how to stay young. Said Kretov, “If you are studying for a long time, your brain is active. If you keep your brain active, your brain and body will be kept young.”
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