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DCCCD Round-Up, August 2015: Stories From Around the Metroplex

Last updated on October 8, 2019

Curious about what’s been happening on the campuses of DCCCD? We’re here to help, with a round-up of some of the latest stories from around the district.

Brookhaven College

Brookhaven Visual Communications professor Giraud Polite’s exhibition “The Crawfish Circuit: Exploring Southwest Louisiana’s Soundscape” is now on display at the University of Texas at Dallas through Aug. 28. The exhibition features both photographs and a sound installation with the culture of southwest Louisiana as anchor. The exhibition also examines the relationship between music and social welfare and explores the messages between the photographic image, sound and memory.

Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley’s early college high school partner, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School, recently ranked 76th on Newsweek’s list of 500 of “America’s Top High Schools.” By attending Cedar Hill, students are able to earn dual credit toward an associate degree while finishing high school.

Eastfield College

Former Eastfield President Rodger Pool and his wife Carolyn Pool will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month. Dr. Pool served the district for 34 years, having also spent time at both Mountain View and Richland colleges.

El Centro College

El Centro recently re-introduced its Criminal Justice program, allowing students to earn an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice. The program is fully transferable to four-year institutions in Texas, and course offerings for the Fall 2015 semester include:

  • CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices
  • CRIJ1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices
  • CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices

Check out El Centro’s Fall 2015 schedule for course descriptions and details. Courses are offered in both lecture and online formats.

Mountain View College

Mountain View is currently seeking players to join the women’s soccer team for the 2015-16 season. All prospective student athletes must have a valid physical within one year of tryouts, which are open to all current high school seniors and potential student athletes with college eligibility remaining. Interested? Contact Assistant Coach Paula Duke at 972-841-3013.

North Lake College

North Lake was recently named as a Top Veteran-Friendly School by U.S. Veterans Magazine in its annual review of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. Congratulations, North Lake!

Richland College

 Richland will host a Suicide Prevention 3K Walk for Awareness starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at Sabine Hall in honor of Suicide Awareness Day. This event is hosted by the Richland Counseling Center and the Office of Student Life, and there is no cost to participate.

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