Jennifer Buchan, of Frisco, is one of 73 college students in the nation selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, and her win marked the second time in two years that a Collin College student has received the scholarship. Buchan will receive up to $30,000 a year to complete her bachelor’s degree. She plans to transfer to Austin College or the University of North Texas to pursue a degree in English or history. Ultimately, she plans to earn a doctorate and teach.

Collin College Dental Hygiene 2013 class had a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on on the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examination.

At the Spring National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, Collin College student Justin Duncan won first place in the Musical Theatre Division for Colleges and received the Anne Weeks Jackson Award as Outstanding Male Singer in the entire Musical Theater Division against 212 student entrants.

Rebecca Boatman, professor of art, was selected to exhibit at the National Education for Ceramic Arts in Houston, the largest international art conference. Her exhibit “Concentric Transmissions” celebrated the life of Texas Woman’s University professor John Brough Miller.

Scott Yarbrough, professor of English, book of collected poetry was recently published through Ink Brush Press.  The collection is titled “An Adam Infant Sort of Dropped:  True Myths.”

Collin College Student Government Association (SGA) returned won second place for the video competition and honorable mention in essay at its state convention.

Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources Kim Davison has been named one of McKinney’s Top 25 Women in Business for 2013 by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has selected Collin’s Respiratory Therapy Program to receive its Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award.

Associate Professor of English Joan Reese is one of five poets included in an anthology, “Versus,” published this spring by Pure Slush Press from Australia.  Fifteen of her poems were featured in this anthology.  Her fiction was nominated for 2012’s Best of the Net by A-Minor Magazine, and her poems are currently in Thrice Magazine and Unshod Quills and forthcoming in Blue Fifth Review in the USA and Inka