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Convocation Honors Thirty Year Anniversary of North Lake College as it Breaks Ground for a New Building

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 DCCCD.

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


Dr. David England Dr. Herlinda Glasscock