Monthly Archives: August 2013

STARS, STRIPES AND STUDENT LIFE

STARS, STRIPES AND STUDENT LIFE

While the large red, white and blue chalk flags students colored in honor of Independence Day at the Spring Creek Campus eventually washed away with welcomed rain, the patriotism and unity demonstrated left a more permanent mark.   Throughout the day on July 2, students were seen on hands and knees, detailing stars and filling

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

One first-generation Collin College student’s goal of landing a spot at one of the top hospitality programs in the nation had an interesting recipe: sixty-two credit hours, five scholarships, four student organizations and one dream.   Humberto Sanchez will attend the University of Houston’s Hilton College in the fall as part of its honors program,

Q&A WITH ROSE AWARD FINALISTS

At All College Day in August, Collin College will announce its winners of the full- and part-time Recognition Of Service and Excellence (ROSE) awards given annually to two staff members. Cougar News is featuring the ROSE award finalists.   Gary Hodge Dean of social and behavioral sciences Q. There are always small things that make

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO LEARNING

Fears of fighting to stay above water in an honors class were never realized for Collin College student Nina Cook. Instead, honors course provided an environment she hadn’t anticipated – one where she thrived. With goals of earning a doctorate and becoming an English or history professor, it was the draw of having an honors

FIGHT THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

August means back to school for the thousands of students headed to Collin College. But transitioning from the lazy days of summer to the fast-paced demands of the fall semester can be difficult.  Collin College counseling/career services associate dean Dr. Linda Qualia says transition can have its challenges. “Expect some discomfort in changing your schedule. 

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