Collin College will wrap up its Leadership in the Movies series with a screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Tuesday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The screening is free and open to the public.

The series examines the part that leadership plays throughout the film and gives viewers specific examples of leadership or the lack thereof to discuss outside of a classroom setting. The screening will be followed by a lively faculty-led discussion about the decisions made on screen and how they reflect good or poor leadership decisions.

Movies have often been used to teach concepts like leadership, according to Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, director of Collin’s Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, which organized the screening. She believes this event will give students, faculty and the general public the chance to have fun, network and also reflect on values people expect from a strong leader.

The movies are presented in cooperation with the college’s Leadership Empowerment and Development program (LEAD) and Leadership Development Institute (LDI). The series began with “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college in North Texas’ Collin 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