2010 November 15 - 12:00 am


  • Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security program was named a National Council for Continuing Education and Training 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Exemplary Program in the Workforce and Economic Development category at the organization’s national conference in October. Nominated programs were evaluated on program impact, sustainability, their ability to be replicated and innovative marketing techniques. Because of rapidly changing logistics technology and updated security requirements for shipping both domestic and international cargo, transportation workers and those who want to enter the industry need the latest training. Corporate and government partners coordinated with the college to design a curriculum that meets those industry needs. AACC has shared the curriculum with 35 institutions. While originally funded with a $2.1 million Community-Based Job Training Grant from the United States Department of Labor, the program now has been incorporated into AACC’s business management department. In just 28 months, the program has enrolled 560 students in credit and noncredit programs.

  • The National Council for Continuing Education and Training recognized two longtime educators, Mark Milliron and Nan Poppe, for their innovative work by presenting them with the NCCET National Leadership Award at the organization’s national conference. In his position as deputy director for postsecondary improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Milliron is leading efforts to increase student success. He works with universities, community colleges, public school systems, corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in sharing leadership development, learning strategies, future trends and the human side of technology changes. His experience being founder and CEO for the private consulting and service group, Catalyze Learning International (CLI); an endowed fellow, senior lecturer and director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Developmentin the College of Education; and president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Poppe, the executive director of the Completion by Design Assistance Team for the Gates Foundation, has more than 29 years of community college administration experience. The retired campus president of the Extended Learning Campus at Portland Community College has directed workforce development and served as dean for both adult and continuing education and for instruction, focusing on providing postsecondary educational access and success for under-represented groups.

  • The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing announced that the National Great Rivers Research & Education Field Station is the 2010 winner of the Excellence in Design Award for Overall Innovation. The station is owned by Lewis & Clark Community College, which formed the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in conjunction with the University of Illinois and the Illinois Natural History Survey. Located in Alton, Ill., the field station’s mission is to advance the knowledge of environmental issues that impact the Mississippi River and other major river systems around the world. Foresight Services, Inc. of Highland, Ill., designed the fully vegetated roof system for the station, under the direction of project architects AAIC, Inc. Applicants for the Excellence in Design Award are judged on a range of criteria, including energy efficiency, durability, material management, and water management.
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