2010 December 29 - 12:00 am
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Jennifer Weaver, vice president of Pennsylvania’s HACC-Gettysburg Campus, is the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. Weaver has been at the helm since HACC established a presence in the community 20 years ago. Before joining HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, Weaver spent 14 years as program director and executive director of the YWCA and was instrumental in initiating a 1980 campaign to build the YWCA Family Recreation Center. She also provided leadership as one of the founders of Survivors, Inc., the local nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic abuse. Under Weaver’s leadership, the campus has experienced extraordinary growth and success in meeting the diverse and evolving educational needs of students and employers in Adams County and the surrounding region. HACC-Gettysburg Campus has grown to nearly 2,400 students this fall.
- The Michigan Counselor Association recently awarded Henry Ford Community College’s University Transfer, Advising and Career Counseling Center with the Diversity Award for 2010. The center is dedicated to helping students select a career path. HFCC counselors advise students in a number of areas, including the selection of courses related to a specific educational program or degree; selection of an appropriate schedule for classes; managing time or balancing course load with lifestyles; and study skills, planning and development. Because there are few awards available for counseling offices, winning the 2010 Diversity Award is an acknowledgement of the Center’s high level of achievement.
- Iris Godes, assistant vice president of enrollment at Quinsigamond Community College (Mass.) has won the Charles “Jack” Sheehan Distinguished Service Award. The Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators presents the peer-nominated award annually to members in recognition of service to the financial aid profession. The award, initiated in 1988, is of great significance to QCC due to the dearth of recipients from community colleges. In its 22-year history, there has never been a representative from a community college appearing on its roster of winners. Godes, a QCC financial aid professional for 10 years, was described by those who nominated her as a “tireless advocate…for both the financial aid community and the student population,” who has worked across the country in various types of institutions including public, private and proprietary.