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Onondaga CC Names Casey Crabill New President

Onondaga Community College announced today that Kathleen "Casey" Crabill (KRAY-bill) will become the eighth president of the college. Crabill was unanimously selected by the Onondaga Community College board of trustees, and approved today by the State University of New York board of trustees.

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Two-Year Institutions Making Bigger Commitment to Community

Maintaining healthy town/gown relations enhances campus life and generally makes the institutional mission easier to achieve. In recent years, however, community college officials are finding that efforts must go beyond providing cultural venues that locals can access.

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A Community College's Efforts in Connecting with Prospects

Every institution leader thinks about how to connect with students from a range of backgrounds. At Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Ky.), the Office of Latino Outreach and Student Support Services works to provide access to educational opportunities for students, and then supports them once they enroll. Erin Howard, Hispanic/Latino outreach director there, shares her perspective on admissions and outreach.

Serving the Community

Two-year institutions making a bigger commitment to community outreach

Maintaining healthy town/gown relations enhances campus life and generally makes the institutional mission easier to achieve. In recent years, however, community college officials are finding that efforts must go beyond providing cultural venues that locals can access.

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Kellogg CC (Mich.) Makes President's Community Service Honor Roll

Kellogg Community College is one of just two two-year colleges in Michigan to be listed on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. It was the first time KCC has made the list.

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Community Colleges Help India with Ambitious Education Plan

About 25 community college leaders traveled to India last month to advise government officials and education leaders as they implement an ambitious plan to upgrade the nation’s technical education system. India has made a commitment to establish 200 community colleges over the next few years.

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Hudson County CC (N.J.) Is Finalist for AACC Award

Hudson County Community College has been named a finalist for one of the American Association of Community College’s New Awards of Excellence. HCCC is the only New Jersey two-year college in the running for the organization’s Student Success Award. Twenty-five schools across the nation are competing.

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Jackson CC (Mich.) Conducting Voluntary Lockdown Drills

Jackson Community College isn’t required to do drills designed to protect its students and employees from campus threats, but that’s not stopping college officials from doing them. That includes instituting a critical incident team that incorporates everyone from safety personnel to college employees to JCC President Dan Phelan, Allen said. The team will cover policies and procedures for everything from active shooters on campus to bomb threats to chemical spills in labs and power outages, she said.

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Community Colleges Pick Up Students After Business Schools Close

Students imagine a number of outcomes when they enroll in a course of study, but the one that probably doesn’t occur to them is the possibility they’ll show up to class and find their college closed. That is what happened to students in Connecticut and Rhode Island attending Butler Business School and Sawyer School.

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The Impact of Sequestration on Community College Programs

Virtually all nonexempt, nondefense discretionary programs are subject to an across-the-board cut of 5 percent in the current fiscal year (FY 2013) and nonexempt, nondefense mandatory programs are subject to a cut of 5.1 percent, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. These cuts, the AACC points out, will impact nearly every federal program that touches community colleges this year, except Pell grants.

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