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News Briefs
2015 August 24 - 12:00 am

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

created LPN to RN Accelerated Track.” she said. “Since the three-year period we’ve collected some data and the licensure passage rate has continued to decline, which is not a good thing. It’s less than the national standard, and it can jeopardize accreditation.
Around Campus
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

A look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

the summer boating season in full swing, the area’s waterways are full of all types of watercraft. But just how much work goes into getting those boats made in the first place? If it was built in Cape Fear Community College’s (N.C.) boat building program, it all starts with a set of plans, a stack of wood and lots of determination.
Faculty News
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges Around the Nation

Sparks received the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council’s Technician Educator Award in recognition and appreciation of her contributions to pharmacy technician education. Sparks, who has taught in Clover Park Technical College’s (Wash.) Pharmacy Technician Program for nearly 20 years, was surprised with the award at the PTEC national conference.
Appointments
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

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

College in Tampa, Fla., and in director roles at Talladega College in Alabama, and Shorter University in Georgia. Terry holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in higher education administration from Auburn University, and a M.A. in leadership from Shorter University..
Educator Honors
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

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

Michael Girard, Thelma Clark-Thomas, Sakima Cauthen, Felicia Giddens and Melinda Johnson. Standing from left: Mike Sachs, Shirley Pace, Shawn Lee, Mycael Spear, Calvin Harrison, Donald Edwards, Christopher Peters, Peterson Cheridor, Schwann Brown-Richardson, Christine Hamilton.
Grants and Gifts
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

Global, will be especially useful for the Casper College program as it is “the most widely used unit in Wyoming with several hundred units utilizing this specific hub in the state. This will provide our students with the opportunity to see and understand the workings of a hub, which is fixed to the rotor shaft that drives the wind turbine generator.
News Briefs
2015 August 11 - 12:00 am

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

The measure would have required students be permanent residents or U.S. citizens in order to get the state’s A+ Scholarship, which provides two years of free tuition at community colleges. Supporters said it was meant to limit the number of people receiving scholarships in order to preserve them for Missouri residents.
Breaking News
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

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

During Tomblin’s tenure, the college began the Vision 2020 Major Gifts campaign, which has raised $17 million through community donations. Other projects included a new Allied Health Facility on the Logan campus and the Applied Technology Facility on the Williamson campus.
Around Campus
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

A look at campus life at various community and junior colleges

College students in Georgia and Brazil will soon be able to take advantage of additional reciprocal educational and training opportunities, thanks to an agreement between the Technical College System of Georgia and São Paulo’s technical education system, Centro Paula Souza.
Faculty News
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

A Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges from Around the Nation

There’s a familiar face, but new game plan in store for the building construction program at North Platte Community College (Neb.). Roger Fattig has been hired as a full-time, first-year building construction instructor. Fattig brings experience, diversity and a wealth of information to the position.
Appointments
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

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

including as executive vice president of Guilford Technical Community College and interim president at Mayland and Roanoke- Chowan community colleges. Fouts was also the 2015 recipient of the I.E. Ready Award, the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the State Board of Community Colleges.
Grants and Gifts
2015 July 28 - 12:00 am

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

West Virginia Northern Community College President Vicki L. Riley, center, accepts a donation for Petroleum Technology program scholarships from Bill Way, president and chief operating officer of Southwestern Energy Co., while Robert J. Krall, president of the WVNCC Foundation, looks on.
House Ads
2015 July 10 - 12:00 am

Challenges for a New School Year

 Economic, political and social conditions are driving underprepared students to community colleges in increasing numbers, and some two-year colleges are scrambling to meet their unique needs. Se
Appointments
2015 July 8 - 12:00 am

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

The Coast Community College District (Calif) Board of Trustees recently swore in its newest member: Student Trustee Quentin Cronk..
Faculty News
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

A Summary Listing of Faculty Activities at Colleges from Around the Nation

Donna Marie Gardner of the Natural Sciences Department at Middlesex County College (N.J.) received the 2015 Alumna of the Year Award for contributions to the college.
Appointments
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

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

since 2014. Previously, she served at Itasca Community College as provost, dean of academic affairs and student services, and director of institutional effectiveness. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a master’s degree from the American University in Cairo, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Campus Life
2015 June 26 - 12:00 am

A Look at Campus Life at Various Community and Junior Colleges

Davidson County Community College (N.C.) students will head to Ireland during spring break in 2016 thanks to a $7,500 grant awarded by the Institute of International Education Generation Study Abroad initiative.
Next Issue
2015 March 19 - 12:00 am

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