By CCWeek Staff  /  
2015 February 4 - 05:33 am

Honors & Awards

A summary listing of colleges receiving institution and individual honors and awards

Henry Ford College (Mich.) President Stan Jensen is the winner of the 2015 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, to be presented at the Chamber Choice Awards & Expo celebration. The expo honors more than 90 businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries and showcases more than 40 Dearborn-area businesses. The Business Leader of the Year Award recognizes a business leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and qualities in leadership. Jensen arrived at the college in May 2013 as its fifth president. He came aboard during one of the college’s most challenging financial crises. By working in partnership with faculty, staff and administration, he led HFC through this difficult financial period. Today, the college has a stronger budget and continues to increase its financial resources. Jensen was also instrumental in leading the college through a name change last year, from Henry Ford Community College to Henry Ford College. The college and community celebrated this change in May 2014, which marked HFC’s diamond anniversary.

Susan Webb-Curtis, Cleveland State Community College director of Cooperative Education and Service-Learning, recently received the 2015 Service-Learning Visionary Award for her outstanding leadership and devotion to service-learning. Under Webb-Curtis’ leadership, the service-learning program has flourished since its inception in 2008 with over 56 percent of CSCC’s faculty incorporating service-learning into their curriculum. Pictured from left:

Sherry Holloway, service-learning coordinator; Webb-Curtis; Bill Seymour, CSCC president; Mani Hull, executive director, Tennessee Campus Compact; Denise King, CSCC vice president for academic affairs.

Norwalk Community College (Conn.) was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, servicelearning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service manages the Honor Roll program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. NCC joined 766 other institutions of higher learning throughout the United States this year in being recognized for student involvement in General Community Service. This is fourth time NCC has been recognized with the honor roll distinction. NCC encourages students to give back to the community in meaningful ways. The college’s Service-Learning program provides an opportunity to earn college credits while volunteering at local agencies and community organizations. Multiple opportunities are provided to students to participate in communitybased experiences that deepen their academic and civic learning. Examples of NCC’s community partnerships include a community based after-school program at NCC for at-risk middle school students and a program that offers non-credit courses at a senior residence in Redding, Conn.

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