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.
chairman. “We look forward to further developing the educational efforts of MCC related to growing local sustainable food crops to better serve residents throughout the area.” According to MCC President Clint Gabbard, the grant allows the college to continue its mission of providing new career opportunities.
educational goals, obtain certificates and degrees at CCD, and get workplace skills training to help them qualify for jobs in the fields of healthcare (hands-on and administrative), advanced manufacturing, information technology, graphic design, architecture, and others.
Objectives of the program are to improve academic performance (GPA and standardized test scores), secondary school retention and graduation, completion of rigorous secondary school program of study, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion.
The new facility will be shared with the college, allowing expansion of college programs in the performing arts. The academy is a specialized, public high school program that concentrates heavily on the performing arts, including dance, music, and theatre, serving students in 9th-12th grades from all of Ocean County.
which identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO helps lowincome individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
Today, six additional colleges and universities are partnering with Collin College in the national grant renewal including Florida State College Jacksonville, Fox Valley Technical College (Wis.), Georgia State University, Lansing Community College (Mich.
A $1 million gift from Beverly and Richard Fink to eight Minnesota state colleges in the Twin Cities will establish an innovative program to ensure that students are college-ready by fall semester of their freshman year — at no cost to the students.
including the visual arts, literature, film and philosophical thought. Seventy students a year will be selected to take part in the program, which begins in fall 2017. “Study of the humanities is essential to students’ development as global citizens and can even serve as a countermeasure to the decreased civility in our society,” said Judy C.
A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation
for her continued support of the Foundation through donations that helped with construction of the conference center and supported student scholarships throughout the years. Her combined donations place Johnson in the Foundation’s Platinum Lifetime Membership Club, which honors donors who contribute between $100,000 and $499,999.
president of Gadsden State. Lavender said the bonds will be used to construct a new science building on the college’s East Broad Campus, an addition to the Cheaha Career Center on the Ayers Campus and renovations to Allen Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus.
Michael Reese began his career with Standard Oil and opened his own service station in 1956. He expanded his businesses to include German Auto Parts, Gateway Body Shop, various real estate acquisitions, and Western Wrecker Sales, which he continued to operate until he died in 2010.
The first $750 scholarship was awarded spring semester 2017 to John Stevens, who is a Poultry Science major. Stevens grew up on an Alabama poultry farm in Dale County, so his decision to major in poultry production was instilled from his family background.
grant will fund programs that prepare area residents for jobs in industries that have traditionally relied on the H-1B visa program, which allow employers to fill workforce needs by temporarily hiring foreign workers in occupations requiring a specialized knowledge or skill, typ-.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson talks about the gift of seven former Maytag buildings. Reza Kargarzadeh (center), president and founder of Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. donated the property. At left is Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
and coaching of students, among other topics. To help students overcome the challenges that often derail their educational plans, the CAE will partner with the Student Success Center, the college’s professional advising center, to implement an intensive intervention and coaching program.
Back row, from left: Bill Seymour, CSCC president, State Sen. Mike Bell, Eric Harris, financial aid counselor. (Front Row, L-R) Michael Stokes, vice president for student services; Alan Hill, regional director of external and legislative affairs, AT&T Tennessee; Scholarship recipients Ronald Christian, Liz Mathurin, Trane Luster and Kimi Patel.
other training devices. “Our investment in BCCC’s School of Nursing and Health Professions simulation labs is the latest example of our continued support for programs and initiatives that address the region’s nursing shortage,” said Julie Wagner, CareFirst’s vice president of community affairs.