Community Colleges

SUNY Adirondack Community College Hires Kristine Duffy as President

Kristine Duffy, vice president of enrollment management at Onondaga Community College (N.Y.), has been appointed the new president of Adirondack Community College, in Queensbury, N.Y., just outside of Glens Falls.

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Dawson Community College
Glendive, Mont.

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Ventura County Community College District
Ventura, Calif.

Asheville-Buncombe Tech CC Improves Student Services

Until 2009, students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (N.C.) could wait as long as two hours to be seen by a counselor in student services, which includes the offices of admissions, advising, financial aid, and the registrar. After signing in on a sheet of paper in one of four offices, students waited to be seen and were sometimes referred to another office. The process was not only time-consuming, but frustrating.

Johnson County CC Coordinates, Automates Communications

Historically, all 26,000 annual applicants to Johnson County Community College (Kan.) received up to three printed communiqués regarding their admissions status. While more information is usually better, the problem with JCCC’s process was that pieces of communication were not sent in chronological order. This created confusion for students.

MOOCs Are Taking the Education World by Storm

Whether you think they are hype or the next step in the evolution of learning, there’s no question that MOOCs have taken the education world by storm. Platforms such as Coursera, edX, and UniversityNow offer free courses online to students anywhere, and are continuing to grow.

Community College Enrollment Decline Continues in California

California is renowned for its community college system, but its budget, along with other forms of education, has been reduced significantly. The difference for community college is that cuts have led to a steady decline in enrollment, limiting access to higher education.

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Continuing Education and Industrial Center at Randolph Community College

A 46,000-square-foot abandoned furniture warehouse has been given new life as the continuing education and industrial center at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C.

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As with many community colleges, Randolph was in need of expansion due to large enrollment growth. Overflowing parking lots as well as classrooms in the machining program at the school led to an overhaul of the old Klaussner Furniture warehouse, located adjacent to the campus’ Health & Science Center and to Randolph Early College High School.

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Dawson Community College
Glendive, Mont.

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