2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

Statistics show 27 students have completed the program in the last five years, or slightly more than five per year. The teacher, Hugh Hammer, says only one of the last 10 graduates is employed in the area..
2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

Dual Enrollment Programs Targets First-Generation College Students

For many of them, they’ll be the first in their families to go to college. And they’ll be going in their early teens. It’s a reality that they’re well aware of and won’t take for granted. They’re aware of how expensive college can be and how this gives them a chance to reduce their potential student loan debt.
2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

Sophomore, Headed to Alabama, Averaged 22 Points a Game

Ala. (AP) — A little more than three minutes remained in the consolation game at the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament when Cierra Johnson got fouled. Shelton State Community College coach Madonna Thompson called her player over and told her she needed to make the free throws.
2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

On-the-Water Industries Face Growing Shortage of Skilled Workers

“Even though there’s going to be this huge, giant hole in the maritime industry, it’s not like there’s going to be 5,000 jobs and (companies) snatching you off the street,” said Caroline Smith, coordinator of the Norfolk-based Mid- Atlantic Maritime Academy.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Eligible for Financial Aid, Nearly a Million Students Never Get It

“In most states, the aid program comes from the general fund, and once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Sarah Pingel, senior policy analyst at the Education Commission of the States. “[Legislators] are aware of the consequences, that thousands of students may not get the funding they need to afford college.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

A Summary Listing of Higher-Ed-Related News from Around The Nation

In a break with the Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated by the now-defunct schools would only get a part of their federal student loan forgiven.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Privately-Funded Initiative Educates Prisoners, Inspires Change

Grady Hudson adjusts his tassel before the Calvin Prison Initiative commencement at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Fifteen inmates received associate degrees which are the first degrees given by Calvin College since the program started three years ago.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

At Age 64, Man Doesn’t Let Illness Impede His Goal of Earning Degree

The last two years haven’t been easy for Reich who hasn’t yet gotten that medical lab tech degree, but did get to walk across the stage this spring to get an associate in general science. Now, he’s determined to finish the lab tech program, despite his health issues.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community Colleges

around the world to address the immediate and long-term needs of impacted communities. The CCAC students — Victor Yates, of Carrick; Wesley Molton-Greening, of South Park; Kimberly Calderon Quintero, of Scott Township; Zeynep Koc, of Greenfield; and...
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

and are always putting students first. Attending the conference to receive their medallions is also a great way for them to go to conference sessions that are geared toward teaching and learning. Both were nominated by their colleagues for this opportunity.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

State Struggles To Close Gap Between Education Levels and In-Demand Skills

Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state funding has been cut and tuition has steadily risen to replace it. Even after a 9 percent boost to higher education funding was secured this legislative session, top state budget writers don’t expect tuition to drop any time soon.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

GOP Candidates Vow To Kill Reduced Tuition for Immigrants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor who has advised President Donald Trump is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges, appealing to his party’s conservative base in a tough GOP primary race.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Statewide High School Grad Rates Lag Behind the National Average

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s next governor will inherit simmering discontent over teacher pay and evaluations, urgent calls to expand early childhood schooling and a lawsuit that may put the judiciary in charge of pivotal education funding decisions.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Higher-Ed Leaders Who Have Been Recently Appointed or Promoted

from Murray State University. She has earned 30 hours beyond her master's degree through completion of graduate level courses in mathematics, computer science and mathematics education from Southern Illinois University, University of Kentucky, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

Mast joined SVC in 2015. His professional interests include a strong focus on equity in higher education, especially as it relates to outcomes assessment and program review, institutional research, inclusive pedagogy, faculty professional development and institutional reform.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

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

and I am honored to have been able to help at the Pancake Day fundraiser.” The Kiwanis scholarship at CFCC is open to students in any program of study that meet a minimum grade point average requirement. Each year the scholarship is awarded to one first-year student and one second-year student.
2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

A Summary List of Higher-Ed Conferences and Meetings

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