2009 May 3 - 12:00 am


Burlington County College in New Jersey placed second in a regional competition testing the skills and knowledge of area radiologic technology students. The team of Joan Conrad and Christin Kilmer represented the college in the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Student Day Techni-Bowl held at Holy Family College in Philadelphia. The college’s team bested all other teams except the students from St. Christopher’s Hospital, who took first place. A total of 16 teams from radiologic training programs in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area competed.

The Johnson County (Kan.) Community College Model United Nations team won an Outstanding Delegation Award and an Outstanding Position Paper Award for its portrayal of Kenya at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. In addition, students Trent Brining and Ashlie Van Hoecke received outstanding delegate awards, selected by vote of the student delegates in the committee. Sixteen Johnson County Community College students competed with other colleges and universities from across North and South America, Europe and Asia, including Universidad Central de Venezuela, Georgia State University, California State University Los Angeles, Yonsei University South Korea, Universidad San Francisco de Quito Ecuador, London School of Economics, Faculte de droit de l’Universite de Montreal, University of Texas and Universitat Erfurt Germany.

MiraCosta College Vice President of Instruction Pam Deegan received quite an honor from her peers at the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers Spring 2009 Conference. Deegan received the “Carter Doran Leadership Award,” which recognizes an active instructional administrator who exemplifies leadership. The award is named for the late Carter Doran, a longtime secretary for the Chief Instructional Officers (CIO) organization. The CIO established the award to recognize an instructional services officer who demonstrates the same leadership traits as did Doran: integrity, compassion, kindness, humor, wit, charm, dedication to the common good, devotion to excellence without elitism, generosity with time and talent and loyalty to friends. In her capacity at MiraCosta College, Deegan oversees the college’s Instructional Services Department. She is responsible for administering curriculum, supervising the use of facilities across the district, assuring compliance with state and federal regulations and overseeing academic/administrative computing. She also works with faculty, staff and management to continue to improve and serve the higher education needs of the community. Deegan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Los Angeles, and is in the process of completing a doctorate in community college leadership at Oregon State University.

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