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2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Grants & Gifts

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

Shown from left are Tackle the Tar and ECC representatives Garry Hodges, Mark Lorence, Cailyn Briley, Kristen Brabble, Zee Lamb, Deborah Lamm, Sherlock McDougald, Kaila Boulden, Jontai Harris, and Lyn Brown.

Edgecombe Community College (N.C.) has received $17,000 from Tackle the Tar, a 5K obstacle course race and family fun day sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount. Proceeds from the annual event support scholarships for local students attending Edgecombe and Nash community colleges and NC Wesleyan College.

Montgomery College (Maryland) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the project, “Global Humanities: Many Voices, One College.” The grant is part of the NEH Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges program. “Montgomery College is honored to have been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities for this award,” said DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “This grant will allow Montgomery College to incorporate the global humanities more thoroughly into its classrooms and programming. We are deeply grateful to the NEH for providing this essential funding to strengthen and expand our humanities offerings.” Inspired by a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History titled “Many Voices, One Nation,” the grant will infuse intercultural competencies in communication studies and non-humanities fields through global humanities approaches. It will support a new partnership between the college and the Montgomery County Historical Society. The project will enable non-humanities faculty (business, law, engineering and nursing, among others) and faculty from the Communication Studies Department to join together in a professional development opportunity with the ultimate goal of increasing students’ critical thinking and intercultural competencies. The Many Voices, One College Faculty Fellows Professional Development Cohort with two associated workgroups will begin in spring 2018 with the first cohort of eleven interdisciplinary participants. It will be repeated for two additional semesters, running a total of three times with a combined 33 participants. External speakers, including distinguished scholars in history, literature, philosophy, religion, and Africana Studies, will contribute expertise and fresh insights from a variety of humanities disciplines. The project will be led by two coproject directors. English Professor Rita S. Kranidis and Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Andrée E.C. Betancourt.

Community College Week welcomes e-mailed listings for the “Grants and Gifts” section. Submissions should be brief and include:

Dollar amount (or itemization of in-kind contributions) of the grant or gift Who/what is giving or granting What the gift or grant will be used for

Please send information to editor@ccweek.com with “Grants and Gifts” as the subject line.

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