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2015 November 5 - 05:45 am

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Month to showcase and celebrate the work of the next generation of photographers

 Dionne Wimberly, a design and media technology student at Atlanta Technical College (Ga.) won Best of Show at the third annual ATC Student Photography Show for her piece “Loud S
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

Female Drag Racer Heads To Class After Successful Summer

Since she started racing as an 8-year-old, Taylor’s been getting faster and faster. In late July, she was a quarterfinalist in the NHRA Junior Dragster’s Eastern Conference final that featured 100 drivers at Bristol, Tennessee. She also owns seven career wins in the International Hot Rod Association’s Pro Junior Dragster class.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Student Sells Treats To Save Tuition Money for Culinary Arts Program

Emily Schultz, 16, of Cleveland, is spending the summer baking and selling her treats at the Sheboygan Farmers Market each Wednesday through a partnership with her summer employer, The Hickory House Food & Spirits. She gets to use their commercial kitchen to do her baking and, in turn, she waitresses for them on weekends, Sheboygan Press Media.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Once High School Dropouts, Pair Graduate Together After Earning GEDs at Guam Community College

Genevie Chiguina and boyfriend Johnny Aldan had long raised their kids to place education first, so it wasn’t easy to see her daughter drop out of school. She held her tongue and led by example instead. She got back into the workforce, first as sales support for DFS and then as a school cleaner for Advance Management.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Collaboration with Middle Schoolers Allows Quadriplegic Man To Go Fishing

It happened shortly before noon in Mosinee’s River Park, when former Mosinee High School Principal Jim DeBroux, who was paralyzed from his neck down in a 2009 fall from a ladder, used a baton designed to be used by his mouth to push a button. That button set in motion another specially designed piece of equipment, a one-of-a-kind robotic fishing rod.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Device Designed To Combat Algae Blooms and Clean Lakes

Their system begins with a floating metal platform that pushes muck through an intake tube. The muck then moves through a 20-foot hose to a high-powered pump on shore, before it continues through a 100-foot hose leading to a large dumpster, where water is.
2015 June 9 - 05:07 am

Dual Enrollment Program Results in Pair of Credentials

The 17-year-old began taking classes at TCC when she was 14 and kept going while attending high school. She’s the first person to get dual degrees while enrolled in a partnership between the college and city school division. And she was the youngest person to receive a degree from TCC.
2015 June 9 - 05:07 am

Boy Has Been Studying College-Level Math since Age 8

His calculus professor, Jeffrey Groah, who came to watch, recalled an increasingly confident Eric swinging his legs as he called out, “Got it!” each time he solved the problem flashed by the projector. Groah said he thought the older students were a bit intimidated by the youngster’s quickness.
2015 June 9 - 05:07 am

Federal Grants Allow Students To Experience Real-World Use Of GIS Technology

This spring, the Del Mar College sophomore is part of a team using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to measure the populations of pests like the verde plant bug and cotton fleahopper and produce data that helps farmers maximize their crop yield.
2015 April 30 - 10:43 pm

Winners To Be Recognized at NISOD Conference in May

Community College Week and NISOD have named the three winners of the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest.Held each year, the competition honors the memory of Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week and winner of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism. His reporting focused national attention on developmental education and the unique open access mission of community colleges. Wright died in 2003.
2015 April 30 - 10:43 pm

It Took Courage to Start Over as a Grandmother

As I sat at my computer to sign into my English class, it occurred to me I had never passed an English class. I hated English! The first thing I saw on the webpage was a picture of a kind-looking man with salt and pepper hair. His smile melted my fears momentarily.
2015 April 30 - 10:43 pm

Friendlier Learning Environment Allowed the Students to Enjoy Learning

To be frank, I’ve never been someone who struggled in school. I always worked incredibly hard and put a tremendous amount of effort into all assignments, projects, etc. Thanks to this work ethic, I’ve been rewarded with great grades and a passion for all subjects.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Del Mar College Student Survives Near-Fatal Brain Injury To Earn Associate Degree

The applause may have set a decibel record last December when Randal Chisamore, Jr. strode across the stage at Del Mar College, grinning in his blue graduation gown and receiving his newly minted associate degree. By all accounts, it was a super-sweet victory for someone who was lucky to be alive.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Effort Aimed at Helping Homeless, Needy Stay Warm

Starting at about 10:30, Angie Dunkle, her husband, Kyle, Charleston City Councilwoman Susie Salisbury and Salisbury’s daughter, Carmen, began knotting colorful knitted, crocheted, woolen and fleece scarves, as well as gloves and hand-warming packets, around the flagpoles and trees that dot the plaza.
2015 January 6 - 09:24 pm

Woman Overcomes Fear Of Return to School to Earn Degree from Mid-State Technical College

After five years working in the accounts payable department at Joerns Healthcare, Calder found herself jobless after the company announced in January 2012 it was moving 146 jobs from its Stevens Point facility to Texas, Arkansas and Mexico as a cost-cutting measure.
2014 December 19 - 05:31 am

Illinois Culinary Students Prepare Meal for Needy

“It is unusual that donations have been so low recently. We thought they would’ve picked up as fall came, but that hasn’t been the case,” she said. “Hopefully, (the level of donations) will explode for the holidays.”.
2014 November 10 - 09:43 am

Oklahoma City CC Student Wants To Provide Clean Drinking Water through Sneaker Sales

McAllister has partnered with the California-based nonprofit Water Wells for Africa to donate a portion of the proceeds from each shoe sale to the charity. The nonprofit raises money to build water wells in villages without ready access to clean drinking water.

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