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2009 February 9 - 12:00 am


  • Columbia State Community College in Tennessee received a  $20,000 donation in support of the college’s nursing program from Voiture Local 1394, Forty & Eight Group. Monies donated will be placed in the Cam Anderson Nursing Endowment fund and go toward scholarships for nursing students. The Forty & Eight Group is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Its purpose is to uphold and defend the U. S. Constitution, promote the well-being of veterans and their widows and orphans and actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse’s training. The Forty & Eight Group was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France. Originally an arm of the American Legion, the Forty & Eight Group became an independent veteran’s organization in 1960.

  • Tacoma Community College in Washington, in partnership with Tacoma Goodwill, Yakima Valley College and Lower Columbia College, will receive nearly $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor under a three-year grant to help train workers needed in the warehousing and distribution industry in Tacoma, Longview and Yakima. The training will be broadcast from Tacoma to classrooms in Longview and Yakima, connecting the college’s existing logistics and transportation management program to rural communities. More than 25 community and non-profit partners will work to recruit and serve 450 veterans, displaced workers, disadvantaged adults and youth through job training. It will  includes a work readiness credential, customer service certification and college courses towards a general warehouse clerk certificate. These funds are part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Community-Based Job Training Grants program, which is designed to improve the ability of community colleges to provide their regions’ workers with the skills needed to enter growing industries. Tacoma Community College will serve as the fiscal agent and project manager for this grant, working with its more than two dozen partners.

  • Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo., announced that Suncor Energy USA has awarded the school $100,000 — the first of three installments — toward a $300,000 total commitment to the college. The contribution through the Suncor Energy Foundation will go toward expanding the training facilities at the college to include customized education programs for process operators and craft technicians.  Suncor has been partnering with Red Rocks on various programs since 2003.

  • Ivy Tech Community College’s Indianapolis campus has received a $3.8 million grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Colleges officials are calling the award “transformational,” saying it will provide much-needed programming, student services and parking space at its downtown campus. The grant money will be combined with $6.2 million in federal funding to construct a multi-modal transportation facility in conjunction with IndyGo. In addition to an IndyGo hub, preliminary plans call for the facility to house various amenities that will better serve the campus’ growing student population.

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