COLLEGE NEWS | FEBRUARY 2013

Lisa Huang, allied health sciences librarian at the Central Park Campus Library, has been elected as chair of HealthLINE, a consortium of medical librarians and libraries in North Central Texas.

Collin College’s annual Martin Luther King Power Leadership Breakfast drew a crowd of around 500 people last month. Held at the Spring Creek Campus, highlights of the event included a panel discussion with State Sen. Ken Paxton, State Representatives Jeff Leach and Van Taylor and District Judge Angela Tucker. Collin College students also made presentations and performed dance routines. The breakfast was followed by a walk to City Hall and an afternoon of community service projects.

The Collin College men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted a Big Brothers/Big Sisters clinic last month at the Spring Creek Campus. The two-hour clinic involved basketball skill sessions with members of the Collin College teams. Thirty little brothers and sisters participated in the clinic.

History Professors Keith Volanto and Kyle Wilkison were featured speakers at the Texas State Historical Association’s Dallas Teachers’ Conference.  Dr. Wilkison was the opening keynote speaker presenting “Texas History Revisited:  Cowboys v. Child Cotton Pickers” while Dr. Volanto’s presentation was titled “The Exciting First Half of 20th Century Texas History.”  They were joined on the program by historians from the University of Houston, Texas Tech, UT-Austin, UT-Arlington, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Southern Methodist University.

Cathy Rangel, degree plan/graduation associate at the Preston Ridge Campus.  In December, Rangel completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Assistant Director of Purchasing Karen Bell recently earned her certification as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

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