IRVING, Texas. August 15, 2007 — North Lake
College will hold a special Convocation to honor
its thirty-year anniversary. The college was the
sixth college created by the Dallas County Community
College District (DCCCD) in 1977. The date for
the Convocation is Friday, August 31, at 10:00
a.m. in the college’s Performance Hall. In
addition to the convocation, the college is breaking
ground for its Sciences and Medical Professions
building, scheduled to open in January, 2009. Special
parking will be available and classes will be closed
for that morning.
Attending the Convocation and speaking will be all
of the Presidents of the College since it was established.
Their contributions to the success of the college
and service to the community will be recognized.
The presidents are Dr. Don Newport, the Charter President
from 1976 – 1982; Dr. Jim Horton from 1982-1996;
Dr. David England from 1996 – 2001; and the
current President Dr. Herlinda Glasscock. Also included
on the program is Robert Power, a 1977 member of
the Dallas County Community College District Board
(DCCCD) of Trustees and former mayor of Irving; and
Dr. Wright Lassiter, the current Chancellor of the
The Ground Breaking event for the new Sciences
and Medical Professions building will be part of
the reception after the Convocation. The Reception/Ground
Breaking will be held in front of the college’s “C” building
in an air-conditioned tent. The new Sciences and
Medical Professions building will help North Lake
students to bridge to medical schools by providing
increased capacity for labs, classrooms, and office
space. North Lake currently offers a nursing program
affiliated with El Centro College. With the addition
of the new building, the college will be able to
expand its health career offerings.
“This is a lifetime event!” says Dr.
Herlinda Glasscock, President of the College. “To
have ALL our former presidents on campus and recognize
them and others who have been important to the
growth and success of the college is significant.
Combining the Convocation with the Ground Breaking
for our new Sciences and Medical Professions building
allows us to both look back and look to our future,
as we work to prepare our students for careers
in the medical professions.”
North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County
Community College District. Educational opportunities
are offered by the Dallas County Community College
District without regard to race, color, age, national
origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.
|Dr. Don Newport
||Dr. Jim Horton|