PLANO (April 26, 2016) — Collin College will honor the Class of 2016 with a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd. in Allen.

Phil Dyer, former mayor of Plano and retired president of LegacyTexas Bank will deliver the commencement address. Dyer holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of business administration degree from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M-Commerce. Named Plano Citizen of the Year in 1998, he served in the banking/financial services industry for 40 years. Dyer has served the community via countless organizations such as the city of Plano Planning and Zoning Commission, North Texas Municipal Water District, city of Plano Parks and Recreation Board, United Way of Plano, American Red Cross of Collin County, Plano Community Home, Plano Chamber of Commerce, Plano Balloon Festival, Hope’s Door Women’s Shelter, the Medical Center of Plano and the Collin College Foundation.

Founded in 1985, Collin College held its first graduation May 16, 1987. Since its inception with a lone campus in McKinney, the college has grown to offer seven locations throughout the district.

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About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit