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Northern Ky. Community College Invests $81.5M in New Campus

Gateway Community & Technical College (Ky.) is investing an ambitious $81.5 million into a new urban campus in the hopes it will become the foundation for urban economic development in Covington. The new campus itself will be nestled in roughly a six-block area in Covington's Central Business District. Gateway buildings and partnerships are expected to spread throughout northern Kentucky's largest city, filling up long-vacant storefronts and bringing new foot traffic for existing businesses - and, hopefully, new ones.

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Heartland CC Foundation Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

The Heartland Community College Foundation (Ill.) recognized its 2012-2013 scholarship recipients at its recent annual Celebration of Excellence scholarship reception; 117 scholarships were awarded to 108 students. Categories, among others, include a Trustee Scholarship, a Presidential Scholarship and one for Rising Scholars.

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Solano Community College (Calif.) Seeks International Students

Solano Community College (Calif.) leaders have signed a two-year, $106,000 contract with a consultant to recruit international students from Asia in hopes of bringing in additional revenues to the cash-strapped school even as many local and in-state students struggle to get the classes they need. In a unanimous vote, the SCC board of trustees in September approved an agreement with Naoki Hirota to recruit students primarily from China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam to the Fairfield-based college.

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Ad Highlights Value of Going the Community College Route

Elgin Community College (Ill.) has embarked on a new marketing campaign to encourage prospective college students to take the community college route over the more expensive four-year university track. In a 50-second commercial that is now playing before trailers at movie theaters from St. Charles to South Barrington, Elgin Community College pitches the value of a community college education.

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New California Community Colleges Head Is Taking Things Slow

Brice W. Harris, who took charge of the beleaguered California colleges Nov. 6, isn't rushing in with a plan, saying, 'There's a real risk in charting a specific vision too soon.' In assuming the reins of California's community colleges system, Brice W. Harris takes over at a pivotal time of long-range budget uncertainty, fluctuating goals and ever-intensifying pressure to educate a sizable portion of the state's workforce.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Appoints New Safety Leaders, Installs 150 Emergency Phones On Campus

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is implementing new campus safety measures after appointing new leadership to its public safety department and purchasing a new emergency phone system.

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N.C. Auditor: End Tip-Offs For Community Colleges

North Carolina's top auditor said Tuesday that the country's third-largest community college system should stop tipping off campus administrators weeks before a record check is coming.

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Heinrich Says Corruption A Thing Of The Past For Two-Year College System

The widespread corruption that once plagued Alabama's two- year college system is a thing of the past, Mark Heinrich, the system's newly appointed chancellor said today in Birmingham.

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First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future

From his unique vantage point as President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees, J. Noah Brown writes in this book about the intersection between community colleges and America’s need to regain economic momentum and its position as first in the world with respect to college attainment. By connecting past economic and education policies and investments to possibilities for the future and continued national progress, Brown reminds us that restoring America’s prominence is within reach.

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Starting and Growing Your Entrepreneurship Program

Bernard (Bill) Zannini, MBA, discusses how Northern Essex Community College, which serves more than 7,000 students at its campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass, built its entrepreneurship program after its community lost its manufacturing base, jobs dwindled, and unemployment soared.

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