Student Bobby Arrington and faculty sponsor Tebring Daly created an Android application for “Hope for the Silent Voices,” a nonprofit organization serving underprivileged children.  Together, they contributed 605 service-learning hours.

Cybersecurity Professor Steve Willis and Associate Professor Mike Saylor served as experts for a WFAA news story about the newest computer virus that encrypts computer files, locks down the computer and asks for a ransom. Willis and Saylor provided information to inform people how to protect their computers from viruses.

Students with the Social Justice Club, with help from the Social Psychology 2319.P01 class, raised $600 for Oxfam International during the college’s “Be a Hero” event at the Preston Ridge Campus’ Rockin’ the Ridge. The money will support humanitarian efforts for Syrian refugees.

Student Chance Sharpsteen recently received the Gold Award from Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County. Sharpsteen performed more than 1,500 hours of community service on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. Not only did he answer phones at the Plano ReStore, he also, with the help of fellow Collin College students, worked on building a home for a challenged homeowner. This project was special to Sharpsteen because he personally travels by wheelchair.  Sharpsteen’s presentation of his service-learning project helped him earn a Collin College scholarship.

Recent health department inspection of the culinary program’s kitchens at the Preston Ridge Campus resulted in “no issues,” an outstanding achievement.

Nursing professor Virginia ‘Gini’ Holter’s article “Content Analysis of Continuing Education for Cervical Cytology” was published in the “International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare 2013.”

Marsha Griggs, professor of legal assisting, was reappointed to the City of Plano Building and Standards Commission for a second two-year term.

Lisa Huang, allied health sciences librarian, was awarded second place and a $100 prize from the juried Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award poster presentations at the South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association annual meeting. Her research was titled “HealthLINE: Capturing the Pulse of its Members.” In addition, Huang recently had her fourth article accepted by the “Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section” newsletter.

Cindy Briggs, professor of management development, was reappointed by the Allen City Council to serve another two years on the City of Allen Library Board.  This will be her third term.

Fall 2013 Wellness Challenge Winners

Grand Prize:

Spring Creek Campus – Health Nuts, Captain Shirley Terrell

Runners Up:

Collin Higher Education Center – CHEC Mates, Captain Kim Davis

Central Park Campus- Techo-Fitters, Captain Leslie Dempsey

Courtyard Campus – Courtyard Cougars, Captain Alice Hoock

Preston Ridge Campus- The B’s, Captain Nicole Grose

Spring Creek Campus- Lab Rats, Captain Rosanne Ciccia

Spirit Award:

Team Health QD, Captain Keeley Bowman