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Dr. Neil Matkin

CONCEALED CARRY: A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

CONCEALED CARRY: A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Friends, In 2015 the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11, a law requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to allow individuals with a license to carry (LTC) to have a handgun concealed on their person, or locked in their car, while on campus. This law took effect at four-year institutions in August 2016. It

Stack of Books

CRACK OPEN ONE OF THESE BOOKS FOR CAREER SUCCESS

Summer is almost over, but there is still time to read a book or two while relaxing by the pool. Cougar News asked a few professors what they are reading this summer and what books they would recommend to students in their fields. If you want to get a jump start on the semester, this

2017 ROSE Award nominees gather for a picture June 23.

ROSE AWARD FINALISTS NAMED

(Above) All of the 2017 ROSE Award nominees gather for a picture during a reception, June 23. “You are what makes this college the outstanding institution that it is.” That is what All College Council Chair Stephen Rogers told an assembled crowd of ROSE Award nominees and well-wishers as this year’s award finalists were named,

Collin College Bond Passes

COLLIN COLLEGE BOND PASSES

May 6 was history in the making — the day voters approved Collin College’s $600 million bond proposal. The bond will facilitate a long-range plan to accommodate the projected population growth in Collin County over the next two decades. “We are grateful for the community’s support of our vision for the future,” said Dr. Neil

Officer Warren McNurlen

COLLIN COLLEGE POLICE OFFICERS VOLUNTEER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

It wasn’t just the great food that drew Officer Warren McNurlen to Norma’s Café in Frisco recently. This Collin College police officer was participating in “Tip-A-Cop,” a program which supports Special Olympics Texas athletes. Police officers volunteered at four Norma’s locations and raised $12,603. “We are involved because as officers and a department we like

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