Collin officially opens to serve Farmersville

by | May 27, 2021 | Latest

Collin College officially opened the new Farmersville campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sat­urday.

Staff and local dignitaries were on hand to cut the ribbon usher­ing in Farmerville’s long-awaited college campus.

Bob Collins, founding member and chair of the board of trust­ees, expressed his appreciation to the community and the college in strengthening their ties in the community.

“I am glad that we have been able to build this campus in a way that it can grow and evolve along with Farmersville and east­ern Collin County,” said Collins. “I am confident it will be part of the economic engine driving the growth this area is experiencing.”

The ceremony included re­marks from Farmersville mayor Bryon Wiebold, Farmersville ISD Superintendent Micheal French and FISD board of trust­ees vice president Paul Kelly, as well as Collin College’s president Neil Matkin.

Wiebold remembered when the site was first selected and a future Collin College campus sign was erected marking the land pur­chase. He said he understood years ago what a college campus would mean to the community.

“Collin College’s presence in our growing, developing city, el­evates our hope and fortifies our belief that Farmersville is, in­deed, a Texas treasure,” he said, “and makes us consider the po­tential and possibilities of what the future might hold.”

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By Chad Engbrock[email protected]

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