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Faculty News
2015 March 16 - 12:00 am

A look at faculty activities at various community and junior colleges

Ruth Hawkins, executive director of Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage Sites program and the author of the book titled “Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage,” was the spring Gaston Lecture speaker at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home.
Educator Honors
2015 March 16 - 12:00 am

A summary Listing of Institution and Individual Honors and Awards

Regional Medical Center’s State of the Hospital Address. In introducing Hoover, Wallace State President Vicki Karolewics listed Hoover’s many professional and civic accomplishments. “Her commitment to excellence and her stellar accomplishments have been recognized throughout her career,” Karolewics said.
Around Campus
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

Nursing students at Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett Health Sciences Center assess a patient who has just been brought into the emergency room. A man of about six feet, the patient opens his eyes, blinks, and says, “I have chest pain.
Faculty News
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

A look at Faculty Activities at Various Community and Junior Colleges

University professor and author Miriam DeCosta-Willis, Ph.D., was honored with the Southwest Tennessee Community College Carter Godwin Woodson Award of Merit during the annual award ceremony held in the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Union Avenue Campus.
Appointments
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

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

Advisory Committee. Nutt has served as acting president of LSC- Tomball since August 2014. Prior to that, she was vice president of instruction for three years. Nutt earlier served as the vice president of instruction for North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas.
Tracking Trends
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

Colleges, Tech Schools Would Partner with High Schools in ‘High-Need’ Fields

They also consider it part of a national effort to fill the gap between available trained workers and employers’ needs in high-tech or specialty industries.
Tracking Trends
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

Devices Could Allow Farmers To Observe Fields with Aerial Photos

Dennis Bowman, a commercial agriculture educator with the University of Illinois Extension, said farmers without permits could use hobby kit drones. But if they make a commercial decision because of something learned from using the drone, he said it could raise the ire of the FAA.
Grants and Gifts
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Established in 1969, the college’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program prepares 32 students annually to enter the mechanical repair side of the aviation industry. It operates a modern, 30,000- square-foot, two-hangar complex with 16 aircraft used exclusively for instruction, including five helicopters.
News Briefs
2015 March 6 - 12:00 am

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

Morgan said funding is especially important as the TBR system prepares for its first class of Tennessee Promise freshmen. Roughly 57,000 Tennessee high school seniors have completed the initial applications for the last-dollar scholarship that provides free tuition for two years at a state community See Briefs,.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

36-Foot Long Work Boat Will Expose Students to Hands-On Research Activities

The new boat, the Phocoena, was funded with a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Phocoena (which is the scientific name of the genus of harbor porpoises) has a bow door and powered winches, a walk-around deck, a covered cabin and even a toilet.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

At-Risk Students Perform Public Works Tasks in Return for Free Job Training

“I had to travel an hour each way, so I’d get home at 1 a.m. I was 18. I thought, ‘I have no Friday night social life because by the time I get home, Friday night is over.’” A neighbor who was a city sanitation worker told Pittman about Philly Future Track.
Around the Nation
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Plan Scuttled Amid Autonomy Concerns For Dodge City Community College

The merger had sparked controversy since it was first announced this spring. Supporters said it would help the Dodge City economy and provide more educational opportunities in western Kansas. Opponents were concerned it would dilute the community college’s educational mission and disrupt the current faculty and staff.
Featured Student
2014 December 19 - 12:00 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.”.
Money Tree
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Proposal Would Freeze Tuition and Lower Costs for Community College Transfer Students

the funding was cut, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston said. A survey conducted by the university showed students were not applying because it was cheaper for them to go to school out of state and because some students,...
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Presidents Seek Support as Enrollment Plunges Amid Changing Higher Education Landscape

The college presidents gathered in Virginia as part of events marking 150th anniversary of Virginia Union, one of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities, or HBCU’s, across the country.
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Newly Created Position To Focus on Building a Network of Graduates

Since early September, Beda has been starting the groundwork on the newly created alumni director position. For years, the CCC Foundation has been in charge of alumni relations and contact.
Tracking Trends
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Program Pairs Classroom Learning with Internships, Apprenticeships

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Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

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