Collin College partnered with the local community on Saturday, Jan. 17, to celebrate the legacy of civil rights advocate Martin Luther King Jr., hosting a power breakfast, featuring community dialogue and student presentations. As part of the celebration, two Collin College students – Chaand Lakhani of Allen and Sheena Prindle of Wylie – were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes selected Collin College students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to academic excellence and community involvement.

Lakhani is studying network security and digital forensics. After graduating from Collin College, she plans to transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and business. Lakhani is an elected officer in five student organizations and has been very involved in Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Honors Institute Student Organization, Black Student Organization, Unite Women, Rotaract, the Dignity Initiative, Hope’s Door and Binders for Bucks. This outstanding student was the driving force behind a video played during the Martin Luther King Jr. power breakfast.

Collin College student Sheena Prindle of Wylie receives her scholarship at the Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast from event co-chairs Evelyn McKnight (left) and Collin College Trustee Adrian Rodriguez.

Collin College student Sheena Prindle of Wylie receives her scholarship at the Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast from event co-chairs Evelyn McKnight (left) and Collin College Trustee Adrian Rodriguez.

 

Prindle aspires to own an accounting firm and one day establish a nonprofit organization for disadvantaged children and women who are victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and poverty. She is studying business at Collin College and plans to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree before transferring to a university for a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prindle also plans to pursue a master’s degree in international business and a doctorate in finance. She has provided service and leadership to Phi Theta Kappa honor socety, Lions Club, UniteWomen, Rotaract, Hopes’ Door, Children’s Medical Center, the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas and Relay for Life and the Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast while balancing family and her studies.

For event images, visit collin.edu/webgalleries/mlkbreakfast2015.

The scholarship is awarded annually at the Plano Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast, and donations for the scholarship fund are accepted throughout the year through the Collin College Foundation. For more information on making a gift to this fund, call 972-599-3145.

 

About Collin College

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force 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 Plano, Allen and Rockwall. For more information, visit collin.edu.