Community Colleges

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Comm. College Natl. Legislative Summit: Feb. 11-14, 2013

Each year, over 1,000 community college trustees, presidents, students and other advocates who converged in the nation's capital to make the case for community colleges.

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service.

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On Campus: Unclaimed Funds To Stay With MATC In Lawsuit Settlement

About $4,500 of unclaimed funds in a lawsuit against Madison Area Technical College will stay with the college instead of going toward a national association of university professors, a Dane County judge ruled last week.

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Gov. Scott Challenges Community Colleges To Offer $10,000 Degrees

The initiative won initial support from at least one school — St. Petersburg College — and also praise from several state education leaders.

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Presidents Academy Summer Institute: July 20-23, 2013

The Presidents Academy is an annual professional development program for CEOs and presidents of AACC member community colleges.

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AACC's 93rd Annual Convention: April 20-23, 2013

The AACC annual meeting, being held next year in San Francisco, generally attracts over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies.

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Moon Ahn Appointed to Montgomery County CC Board of Trustees

Moon Ahn, a local lawyer and former assistant district attorney, was appointed to the Montgomery County Community College’s (Pa.) board of trustees during the Montgomery County Commissioners’ recent business meeting. In November of last year, Ahn stepped into the political arena running on the Republican ticket and challenging incumbent Ann Thornburg Weiss for the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts.

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Gregoire Appoints Daughter to Seattle Community Colleges Board

Outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed her daughter, Courtney Gregoire, to the board of trustees for Seattle Community Colleges. Gregoire made the appointment Oct. 29, although it was not announced by the college district until Tuesday. Governor's spokesman Jason Kelly, responding by email, wrote that the younger Gregoire — she is 33 — "has more than ample experience to serve on this community college board."

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Focusing on Students' Financial Need to Hasten Completion

With backing from the nation’s leading foundations, seven community and technical colleges have announced that they will pilot an initiative testing innovative approaches to increase the number of students who earn postsecondary credentials.

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Rallying Faculty and Securing Resources for Innovation Programs

To transform the design of the community college to pave the way for the Completion Agenda, two very important tasks for leaders to address in the early stages of planning include the need to (1) rally faculty and staff, and (2) secure resources to support this agenda, which has become the overarching mission of the contemporary community college.

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