2012 September 4 - 12:00 am


  • The Phi Theta Kappa Center for Excellence, located in Jackson, Miss., recently recognized Dale Hill for her 15 years of service as advisor to the Rho Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gadsden State Community College (Ala.) Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1910 to recognize and promote academic excellence and to provide opportunities for leadership training among students at two-year colleges. Student must have a 3.5 GPA to join and maintain a 3.0 GPA during their membership.

  • Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow, associate professor of English at Manchester Community College, recently received the Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award from the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges. The award will provide her with monetary support to continue her work on implementing the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ VALUE rubrics at MCC. All full-time Congress members with at least ten years of service are eligible to apply for the award. MCC has adopted the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubrics to assess student learning outcomes in the new MCC general education curriculum, and to foster collaboration among the college faculty. The VALUE rubrics project is focused on facilitating ongoing conversations and asking questions about teaching and learning such as, what knowledge, abilities and skills do students need in order to be successful life-long learners? Hamilton Bobrow joined the MCC faculty in 2003. As a member of the MCC faculty, she was a community college faculty fellow at Yale University.

  • Paul Benson, Mountain View College  (Texas) professor of English, was recently selected as the Association of Community College Trustees 2012 Western Regional Faculty Award recipient. Recipients of the 2012 Association Awards will be announced for the first time at the 2012 ACCT Annual Leadership Congress in Boston. Additionally, as the regional award recipient, Benson will be the sole nominee from the western region for the prestigious William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award. The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.
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