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McKinney Provost Mark Smith accepts the Inspiring Service to Others Award.
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Counseling services at Collin College’s McKinney campus are located in the BWing. (Courtesy Collin College)
Farm bureau gifts fund Representatives from the Collin County Farm Bureau signed a $30,000 endowment agreement with the Collin College Foundation that benets students in the college’s new agricultural program. The endowment was signed on Jan. 10 in honor of Butch Aycock, a former Collin County Farm Bureau board member who died last year. McKinney campus receives award Volunteer McKinney awarded Collin College’s McKinney campus with the Inspiring Service to Others Award. The award, presented to the campus in November, is given to any school that demonstrates “serving others to its students through curriculum, programs and community service initiatives,” according to a news release. “One of the college’s core values is service and involvement,” McKinney Campus Provost Mark Smith said in the release. “Collin College learners and employees strive to fulll this core value through the service-learning opportunities oered in many of our programs and their active involvement with the communities we serve.”
BEGINNER’S YOGA POSE Collin College is now oering live yoga classes through its telehealth program. Child’s pose is foundational for those just starting their yoga practice. Here is how to assume the pose.
3. Release all tension from the face and focus on breathing.
1. Start on all fours in a tabletop position with legs together. Sit back toward your heels.
2. Fold the upper body forward so that the chest rests on the knees and arms are resting on the oor.
SOURCE: TIMELYCARECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Collin College launches free, 24/7 health care for students and sta COLLINCOLLEGE Students now
rely on their parents for coverage. “For somany of the things that aect our students and part-time employees, like a sore throat or ear infection ... having an online doctor that can help them at the spur of the moment without an appointment is really, really nice,” Davison said. Collin College’sMcKinney, Frisco, Plano andWylie campuses have on-site counseling services to address mental health needs. The college is alsowaiting on approval for counsel- ors at the Farmersville campus and Technical campus in Allen.
College’s students, adjunct faculty and part-time sta. Providers are able to diagnose nonemergency medical conditions, prescribe medications, and oer mental health support via phone or video call. The college’s full-time employees have health insurance provided by the state of Texas. KimDavison, chief of sta at Collin College, said it was important to provide this service to part-time sta whomay not have insurance through another job and students who cannot
have the opportunity to learn yoga and meditation through Collin College’s 24/7 telehealth program called CougarCare. CougarCare began as a pilot program during the 2020-21 school year. The success of the pilot led the college to enter a four-year agreement with TimelyMD, the parent company of TimelyCare, that began this school year. CougarCare provides free, on-de- mand access to licensedmedical and mental health professionals for Collin
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