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DCC Encourages your Participation in North Texas Giving Day September 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016 Dallas, TX, September 12, 2016– With over 65 years of influencing Christian servants, Dallas Christian College is thankful for the faithful support of many people and churches. North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), September 22, is an online nation-wide effort to boost funding for North Texas nonprofits in a one-day event. This is the fifth time that Dallas Christian College has participated in this event. Communities Foundation of Texas, the sponsor of NTGD, provides a percentage to every participant, based on the amount that is contributed that day. In other words, the more that...

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Restructuring Student Learning Center Leads to Reduced Staffing at Dallas Christian College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 DALLAS, August 31, 2016- The announced restructuring of the Dallas Christian College (DCC) Academic Mentoring and Student Learning Center brings some great changes for DCC students, but it also means a reduction in staffing. Mr. “Sparky” Montoya will no longer be serving as academic mentor. Faculty, staff, and students will all miss Sparky’s work and presence on the campus. He has been at DCC for 10 years, putting in place an excellent system of student tutoring (while at the same time completing his M.S. in Student Affairs at Texas A&M Commerce). Sparky and his team of...

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C.C. Crawford Library to Become the C. C. Crawford Library and Student Learning Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016 DALLAS, August 31, 2016-“It’s a wonderful thing when one solution can resolve two pressing concerns,” stated Bruce Long, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, about moving the student learning center on the third floor into an enlarged space in the C.C. Crawford Library. “The expansion of degree offerings in recent years has created a classroom space issue that has made it difficult for the Registrar to get all the necessary classes scheduled into appropriate classroom spaces. The student learning center is in an excellent space, but it is on the third floor, which can...

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After Seven Years of Service, VP for Communications Announces Resignation

FACULTY & STAFF NEWS 26 August 2016 Matthew Meeks, VP for Communications, Announces Resignation Plans to begin entreprenurial initiatives in Dallas–Fort Worth area Dallas, Texas–Every employee at DCC works in the faith that God has called us to this work.  And the other side of that is the faith that he can also show us when he wants us elsewhere.  Vice President for Communications Matthew Meeks now finds himself in that latter category.  After seven years at DCC, Matthew has tendered his resignation in order to keep following God’s leading. “I came to DCC knowing that the Lord’s hand...

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Worship Arts Department Announces Hiring of New Choir Director, Other Exciting Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2016 Bruce Long, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Released the Following Statement Regarding Changes to Worship Arts Program “The worship arts major is one of our flagship programs, from leading music in our chapel services to traveling across the country on choir tours–the department and its students are invaluable. We believe that the Worship Arts program is vital in our mission to producing graduates who will influence the church and world through the ministry of music and arts for God’s Kingdom, just as it has done for many years. Over the 66 years...

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Crystal Laidacker Appointed Assistant Dean and Registrar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2016 Newly appointed Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bruce Long, announced one of his first administrative changes today, promoting Crystal Laidacker, the College’s registrar, to assistant dean of academic affairs and registrar. Before his recent appointment to the interim vice president of academic affairs role, Bruce Long served as the associate dean of non-traditional instruction. Bruce quickly determined that Crystal’s experience and expertise with traditional students would prove invaluable as the College prepares for the 2016-2017 academic year. “I have great confidence in Crystal Laidacker and her leadership moving forward,” said Bruce. “She has...

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President Smith Appoints Interim VP for Academic Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2016 Dallas, TX–The President’s Office announced today that Bruce Long, current Dean of Non-Traditional Programs, has been appointed Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs effective immediately. “I am pleased to announce that Mr. Long has agreed to serve as the interim vice president for academic affairs,” said President Smith. “Bruce has served the College faithfully all these years and has worked consistently to improve the services we provide to our students on this campus. There are a number of exciting developments in the works at DCC for this upcoming academic year and I am confident...

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DCC Welcomes New Practical Ministries Department Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 DALLAS, TX- The Academic Department of Dallas Christian College announced today that Dr. Eddy Sanders has been appointed Chair of the Practical Ministries Department. Dr. Sanders will be teaching Bible and ministry courses beginning fall 2016 and will be developing co-curricular programming to engage students in ministry both during and after college, thereby fulfilling a key role in DCC’s mission to raise up people of godly influence in the church and in other parachurch ministries.    “When my wife, Cheryl, and I first visited Dallas Christian College in the spring, I became very impressed with the...

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Dr. Perry Stepp, Vice President for Academic Affairs, resigns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2016 Dr. Perry Stepp, vice president for academic affairs, has announced his resignation from Dallas Christian College, serving his last day on June 24th, 2016. Dr. Stepp released the following statement: “During my time here, I have been part of building an incredible faculty.  They are simply the finest group of people I have ever known, as scholars and teachers and human beings.  It has been a daily honor and blessing to work with them.   It’s also been a joy to work at my alma mater; these halls and rooms hold more memories than I can count.  Dallas Christian College is the place where I learned to hear God’s voice and follow his call for my life. Thank you for being part of that, and for the privilege of working with you.  I pray that God will richly bless you as you continue in his will.” President Smith made the following comment about Dr. Stepp: “Perry has been involved in so many aspects of the College, and we know that many current DCC students and graduates were prepared for Kingdom work both through his instruction in the classroom and by observing his own personal ministry. We wish him the best as he moves into this next phase of his life and ministry.” Dr. Stepp was appointed academic dean in 2012 after serving at Kentucky Christian University for...

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