The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Collin College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

Collin College was named as a “2015 Best for Vets College” by the Military Times. The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes colleges for commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans. Collin was ranked eighth among two-year colleges nationwide.

Collin College was recently selected as a “Top School” by the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities. This is the third consecutive year Collin College has received this honor.

Steinway & Sons has given Collin College the distinction of being an All-Steinway School for having all Steinway pianos.

Collin College’s Center for Workforce and Economic Development in Continuing Education recently received two Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund Grants totaling more than $365,000.

“Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries” magazine named “The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism,” book an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014. Collin College professors Dr. David Cullen and Dr. Kyle Wilkison edited the book, with contributions by Dr. Sam Tullock, Dr. Michael Phillips, Dr. Keith Volanto.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Dr. Collin Thomas the 2014 Texas Professor of the Year at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This honor marks the seventh Carnegie Professor of the Year from Collin College, and the college’s third Texas Professor of the Year in a row.

Student Bryanna Standberry received a $5,000 scholarship from Bob and Joy Darling at the recent Boys & Girls Clubs Chrysalis Ball. Standberry plans to transfer to the University of North Texas to major in kinesiology.

Philosophy professor Dr. Carl Hasler published a book review in the January/February 2015 issue of the “Saint Augustine Review.”

English professor Lisa Kirby was the keynote speaker at Texas Christian University’s Winifred Bryan Horner Speaker Series where she discussed her research in Working-Class Studies and her incorporation of related issues in her classes.