Collin College’s new district president, Dr. Neil Matkin, met with representatives of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to officially renew the college’s partnership for the annual Power Breakfast. The college will host the event on Saturday, Jan.16, 2016, at the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

“Dr. King once said ‘Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.’ His inspiration is timeless, and his message is as important today as it was at the height of the Civil Rights Movement,” said Dr. Matkin. “Collin College is committed to continuing the MLK partnership for many years to come because it’s vital to our students and our community.”

First staged in late 1980s, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Power Breakfast is expected to draw more than 400 attendees for community dialog with elected officials as well as performances by Collin College students honoring the legacy of Dr. King. The breakfast is free and open to the public.

Pictured are Dr. Neil Matkin, Collin College district president; Adrian Rodriguez, event co-chair and Collin College trustee; Evelyn McKnight, event co-chair; Dr. Colleen Smith, the college’s district senior vice president of academic affairs and student development.; and Fred Moses, founding chair of the Power Breakfast.

Collin College serves approximately 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates 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.

 

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 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. 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 Plano, Allen and Rockwall. For more information, visit collin.edu.