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2017 DCCCD News

George Idagbe

​Perfectionists with a knack for math are good fits for this career field.


​College freshmen, parents and students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend the program Saturday, May 13, at Fair Park.


​Staff members recently won top national and state honors for their work in marketing, news and crisis communications.


​Five DCCCD colleges will offer classes from music to Minecraft and science to soccer.


​The Irving Police Department has reported two deaths on campus. All North Lake college campuses will be closed until Monday, May 8.

​Richland College will host a day of family fun when Dia de la Familia comes to the campus Saturday, May 6. The event is free.

Cynthia Nevels

Cynthia Nevels found the inspiration to create flavorful, plant-based food when her son  awaited an organ transplant.​


​Job seekers can explore more than 15,000 job openings at the free event on Thursday, April 27, at the Irving Convention Center.


​In addition to commemorating WWI, a ceramic poppy project started in 2015 has raised more than $25,000 for charity and recently was recognized by the League for Innovation.


​The student involved is attending only one class for the spring 2017 semester. DCHHS will provide free screening to students and faculty who attended that class.


​Advertising agency 1820 Productions and their client, The Pillow Bar, won a Gold ADDY award for a local television ad.

Art on Wheels parade float under construction

​Art and welding students from the Bill J. Priest Institute, part of DCCCD, will showcase their art in metal works during the festival April 7-9.


​Four high-achieving students from four different Dallas community colleges met with policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Angela Davis

​Police work isn’t for everyone, but Angela Y. Davis refuses to let the challenges deter her.

Juah Davis Davila

​Most of the program’s students already work in the field but want to advance into management or become foremen or supervisors.


​Business owners and members of the public who want to learn more about registered apprenticeships should sign up for the March 23 summit.

Elizabeth George

​The three-year program takes hard work and dedication, but it can broaden new chefs’ job prospects and lead to increased starting pay.

Dr. Valerie Taylor

​Dallas-area high school and college educators are invited to attend this free event on Saturday, March 4.

Liu Jun

​A group representing the Chongqing Automotive Training Program is visiting Eastfield College for two weeks to learn more about the automotive technology program and also about community colleges in the U.S.

Keith Baker

​Professors offer some tips for consumers and investors as they review their financial situations and adjust them as necessary.


​A high-tech career in geographic information systems translates into success in many business fields today and brings growing salaries for future GIS employees.


​Art, music, literature and lectures are among the activities taking place; most are free and open to the public. 


​Children and parents are invited to the Perot Museum Feb. 11 to explore the world of inventing, making and engineering.

closeup of art from Sankofa exhibit

​In an exhibit called Sankofa, the college’s Brazos Gallery will display items on loan from the African American Museum of Dallas.


​Fitch cited DCCCD’s low tax rate and affordable tuition as some of the reasons for its rating.

Lauretta Hill

​Lauretta Hill joins DCCCD after having shattered a number of glass ceilings in law enforcement.


​Students train in a realistic studio environment where they learn how to use professional-grade equipment as well as how to be resourceful.


​Andrew Ydoyaga launched a nonprofit that donates unused gift card balances to charities.


​The colleges will gather comments about the law and its upcoming implementation on two-year college campuses from students, employees and community members.

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