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2019 News

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El Centro College Receives 2019 Star Award for Triple Credit Model Fire Academy

The distinction, presented by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, recognizes institutions of higher learning for their exceptional contributions toward supporting student access and success.
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary

U.S. Ambassador to Hungary visits El Centro College

U.S. Ambassador to Hungary stops by to visit with El Centro College students, local business leaders during recent Dallas visit.
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Internationally Renowned Designer Bob Mackie to Visit ECC

Bob Mackie will be visiting the El Centro College Fashion department on Thursday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m.
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Studio Active: A Juried Student Exhibition

This exhibit will be open November 6 – December 13, with an Awards Reception on November 6 from 3 – 5 p.m.
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El Centro College Students Display Work During CATS

The finished garments will be on display in the lobby of Music Hall at Fair Park from November 5-17.
El Centro College Homecoming

El Centro Celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 14-18

El Centro College will be celebrating Homecoming the week of October 14-18 as part of DCCCD Foundation's district-wide homecoming events.
Foreva, 2018 by Alisa Ochoa

Time and Temperature, a Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

Opening on October 4th, Time and Temperature will feature the work of seven local, national, and international artists.
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El Centro College Cooks with Lisa Roark

El Centro College is excited announce Lisa Roark as the new chef for our El Centro College Cooks series at the Dallas Arboretum.
"Oasis, 2019" by Amin Tejani

Downtown Faculty and Staff Exhibition

This exhibit will be on display from August 26 through September 27, with a reception on September 5th from 2pm - 4pm.
FHI student Jay Clifton

SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference 2019

On June 21-28, 2019, six students from ECC Food and Hospitality Institute competed in the SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY.
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Let Out Your Inner Artist at the DMA

​The DMA is inviting El Centro to work with artists Steven and William Ladd from July 29 – Aug. 9 to contribute to an artwork that will be included in the Speechless exhibition at the DMA.
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El Centro College and UNT Dallas Host Signing Ceremony

El Centro College and the University of North Texas at Dallas Emerging Teacher Academy are hosting a signing ceremony for more than 20 students at Texans Can Academies on Friday, June 7.
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El Centro Interior Design Student Wins Essay Competition

Dianne Engell, interior design student, is the winner of the 2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition and the recipient of the $1,000 cash award.
Sheila Elliott

El Centro EMT Instructor Honored

Sheila Elliott was honored by the University of Texas - Dallas and their University Emergency Medical Response team.
Peter Brodsky

El Centro College West Campus Hosts Developer Peter Brodsky

ECC West Campus will host a pop-up talk featuring Peter Brodsky on Thursday, May 9, 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
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El Centro College West Campus Community Resource Fair

El Centro College West Campus will host a Community Resource Fair on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Dream Boy" by Serafin Aguilar

Fine Art Gallery presents "Big Dreams"

This exhibit will run from April 15 through May 3rd. The reception will be on April 25, from 2-4 p.m.
Elizabeth Acevedo

El Centro College Hosts New York Times Best-Selling Author April 16

El Centro College's Common Book Committee will host Elizabeth Acevedo on April 16 at 11 a.m. in the Performance Hall.
DIFFA 30th Annual Show

Fashion Design Students Get Creative!

Though it was Spring Break for most at DCCCD, El Centro students were busy creating garments to be showcased at some significant events.
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El Centro Fashion Design Students Win First Place in “Food In Fashion”

The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association held its 3rd annual “Food In Fashion” charity event on March 18th.

Alfredo Rodriguez

A Day In Their Scrubs

Meet Alfredo Rodriguez, a second-year dental hygiene student at El Centro College.
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Thompson Law Offers Scholarship For Paralegal Students

If you’re in the paralegal studies program at El Centro College (ECC), you may qualify for a scholarship through Thompson Law.
El Centro Students Display Designs at Dallas Summer Musicals

El Centro Students Display Designs at Dallas Summer Musicals

Pieces created were inspired by the hit Broadway musical, ANASTASIA.
Fine Art Gallery presents "That's So Fresh Expo"

Fine Art Gallery presents "That's So Fresh Expo"

​This group exhibition is on view from January 31 through February 14.

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El Centro College Hosts Inaugural "Top Pantry Chef Chopped Cook-off”

The El Centro College Adult Resource Center will host its inaugural "Top Pantry Chef Chopped Cook-off" on February 13, 2019. The event will be at 12 p.m. in the Student Center.

Student Experience Update: CE, Admissions & Advising

As we start out the new year, we want to share an operational change impacting Continuing Education (CE), Admissions and Advising.

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El Centro College Announces New Architecture Degree

El Centro College announces the creation of an Associate Degree program in Architecture, to be implemented this fall.
FGI Scholarship

Fashion Design & Fashion Marketing Students Win FGI Scholarship Awards!

ECC students had immense success at Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas’ 51st Annual Student Competition held April 12.
Prism Movement Theatre

Prism Movement Theatre Presents Workshops to El Centro Students

Three El Centro Humanities classes and several Drama students will be participating in a week-long workshop with Prism Movement Theatre starting April 8.
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El Centro Partners with Klyde Warren Park to Offer Enrichment Class

El Centro College is partnering up with Klyde Warren Park to provide a special creative arts class this spring.
Bits and Bites 2019 Honoree Doug Brooks

El Centro College’s Bits and Bites 2019: Keep Dallas Tasty!

Bits & Bites 2019 will be hosted at the Dallas Arboretum's beautiful food and sustainability-focused event space, A Tasteful Place, April 14 from 5-8 p.m.
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Urban Agriculture is Growing with Two Rooftop Greenhouses

Two new greenhouses were installed on the roof of the downtown campus B building.

The Grape's Brian Luscher

The Grape’s Brian Luscher Takes to El Centro to Save the Restaurant Business

to ​impart his decades of wisdom to service industry hopefuls.

Audrey Priest

El Centro Student Accepted into Hyatt Corporate Management Training Program

Congratulations to Audrey Priest, El Centro Food and Hospitality Institute class of 2018!

Digital image by Francisco Gonzalez

Fine Art Gallery: "Studio Active: Advanced Student Exhibition"

Media submitted include figure drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, digital imaging, and mixed media.