2011 February 7 - 12:00 am


  • Marcia Pfeiffer, president of the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, has been installed as treasurer of the Missouri Biotechnology Association. She has previously served as the organization’s secretary and has served on the MOBIO executive committee since 2008. The Missouri Biotechnology Association is a nonprofit trade association that serves all Missouri organizations interested in the life sciences. MOBIO is composed of a broad cross-section of companies, higher education institutions, research organizations and related firms involved in research, development and commercialization of the life sciences. MOBIO members promote economic development in Missouri by supporting life science research and practical applications that benefit the general population. Pfeiffer holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in institutional management from KSU. Pfeiffer earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • Due to its extensive involvement in the communities it serves, Norwalk Community College (Conn.), has earned a place on the list of honor on the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2010 Community Engagement Classification. Colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement were invited to apply for the classification, first offered in 2006 as part of an extensive restructuring of The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center that supports needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, communication and use of evidence and structured opportunities to build knowledge.

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College was in the spotlight at the National Conference for Marketing and Public Relations District 2 conference after receiving four awards for outstanding achievement in marketing communications. NCMPR District 2 is comprised of community colleges in 11 states, along with the Bahamas and Bermuda. The NCMPR District 2 Medallion Awards is an annual awards’ celebration honoring the marketing and communication efforts of community college marketing and public relations professionals. This year the district received a record number of award entries, with 433 received in more than 42 categories. Southwest accepted awards in the following categories: radio advertisement, alumni testimonials; PSA series online, Southwest Scoop Newsletter; sports brochure, Lady Saluqis Basketball Media Guide, 2009-10; and sports brochure, Saluqis Basketball Media Guide, 2009-10.
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