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Featured Student
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
Faculty News
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
MiraCosta College ’s (Calif.) Development and Foundation Office has named sociology instructor Thao Ha the 2015/16 MiraCosta College Cares! Philanthropist of the Year. In addition to being an enthusiastic and engaging professor impacting students every day in the classroom, Ha gives generously from her own pocketbook.
Appointments
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
Community and Technical College (Minn.). Davenport has served Minnesota state higher education for 28 years. Since 2012, she has served Riverland Community College as vice president of academic and student affairs.
Educator Honors
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
Wallace Community College supporters attended the Auburn University Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony for the AU College of Education in support of Imogene Mixson. From left: Ashli Wilkins, dean of institutional services and community development, Mixson, Linda C.
Tracking Trends
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
The number of people completing the Ivy Tech training paled in comparison to how much hiring the companies do, said Matt Rose, director of RVs for the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council. He said it’s “realistic to say these bigger companies are hiring” as many as 50 people per day.
News Briefs
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
KCTCS spokeswoman Mary Hemlepp said 505 positions have recently been eliminated system-wide. She says 191 of those positions were faculty and 315 were staff, but because many of the positions were vacant or were vacated through retirements, only 45 faculty and 125 staff were actually laid off.
CCWeek Data
2016 May 9 - 12:00 am

Thirty Colleges From Around the Country are Taking Part in the Project

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is leading the Pathways Project, a multi-year effort striving to help community colleges design and implement structured academic and career pathways for all students. Thirty colleges from around the country are taking part in the project, which is being funded with a $5.
Around Campus
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

Mystical Arts of Tibet singers will present Sacred Music, Sacred Dance at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, (N.J.). The presentation, which will feature traditional sacred temple music and dance, is part of the theatre’s Major Artists Series.
Faculty News
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

School choice takes many forms and offers benefits across the board — for students using vouchers to attend private schools to others opting for their traditional public school — according to Anna Egalite, an North Carolina State University education professor. Her lecture “School Choice: Landscape, Theory and Research” was part of the Liberty Lecture Series sponsored by Central Carolina Community College, a program highlighting ideas that expand freedom, liberty, and well-being for mankind.
Appointments
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

APPOINTMENTS: Higher-ed leaders who have been recently appointed or promoted

Cynthia Page will join Blue Ridge Community College (Virginia) as its vice president of finance and administration on July 1, 2016. Page comes to BRCC from Shenandoah County Public Schools, where she currently serves as director of finance,
Educator Honors
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A summary Listing of Colleges Receiving Institution and Individual Honors and Awards

Fun was had by all at Cleveland State Community College’s (Tenn.) inaugural Community First Awards Gala. The event, presented by CSCC and sponsored by First Tennessee Bank, honored people for their contributions to the community, in nine categories ranging from healthcare to philanthropy. Ten people were chosen as the category-level award winners, and one Community First Person of the Year was awarded.
Grants and Gifts
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) student Michaela Bublikova is one of five Phi Theta Kappa members to receive GEICO’s Meme 4 Money Scholarship. The Phi Theta Kappa honor society has partnered with GEICO to offer the society’s first scholarship supporting the creativity of Phi Theta Kappa members. Five scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded for 2016.
News Briefs
2016 April 27 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

Carl Albert State College President Garry Ivey says the school’s state allocations have been cut by $800,000 so far this year, and more cuts are expected. The two-year school’s board of regents approved a plan to address the shortfall, including the suspension of the basketball programs.
Around the Nation
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Education Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of Readiness Standards

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing.
Politics and Policy
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Technical College Would Benefit from Measures

The four bills increase grants for technical college students; create grants to help two-year students deal with financial emergencies; require the Department of Workforce Development to coordinate internships with colleges and employers; and require colleges to provide students with annual information about their debt levels.
Money Tree
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Five-Year Plans for Tuition Increases Aimed at Providing Capital Funding

SUNY 2020 was intended to provide funding for capital projects, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other supporters said it would give parents and students more certainty about expenses, with the system’s trustees having the option to increase tuition up to $300 in each of the first five years.
Tracking Trends
2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

Skyrocketing Admission of Out-of-State Students Leads to Sharp Criticism

“As a public institution, the university should serve primarily those who provide for its financial and civic support — California residents, Howle wrote. “However, over the past several years, the university has failed to put the needs of residents first.

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