From Staff Reports
Collin College will honor the Class of 2015 with commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m., Friday, May 15 at the Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road in Allen.
The Honorable Keith Self, Collin County Judge, will deliver the commencement address. Judge Self is a fifth-generation Texan and a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He went on to earn a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Judge Self retired from active duty in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected a Collin County Judge in 2006.
This ceremony marks the 30th anniversary of the college, which was founded in 1985 and held its first graduation ceremony May 16, 1987. That ceremony honored 12 graduates. Since that time, the college has grown from a lone campus in McKinney to seven locations throughout the district.
This ceremony will also be the first for incoming District President Dr. Neil Matkin, who joined the college on April 6, 2015.