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Tidewater Community College Women's Center Given $419,000 Endowment

The mother of a former biology professor has left $419,000 to the Women's Center of Tidewater Community College, officials announced Monday.

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Walla Walla CC Gets $100,000 As One Of Nation's Top 5 Community Colleges

The two-year school received the prize money from the nonprofit Aspen Institute at an event Monday in the nation's capital.

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Gittell To Lead N.H.'S Community Colleges

Portsmouth resident Ross Gittell is taking the reins of the Community College System of New Hampshire at what he and others describe as a critical time for the system.

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MT University Officials Aim To "Rebrand" Community Colleges

The Montana University System has been working to expand 2 year education in the state. So after years of work, the College!NOW initiative is reaching a significant milestone.

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Inquiry Targets 2 Contractors On L.A. Community Colleges Project

The D.A.'s probe centers on Los Angeles Community College District allegations that the firms submitted fraudulent billings for Mission College work, part of a $5.7-billion construction program.

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U of Minnesota Plans To Accept Fewer Transfer Students

The University of Minnesota plans to accept fewer transfer students in coming years — a move that officials at two-year colleges say contradicts the state’s commitment to improve access to four-year degrees.

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State Update: California

Veterans returning to civilian life will find it easier to get education and employment with a new “memorandum of understanding” between California Community Colleges (CCC) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).

Want Ads Show What's in Demand

It’s a simple idea for community colleges that sounds almost archaic: Check the help wanted ads and shape programs around available jobs. In practice, the idea involves new, sophisticated “spidering” and artificial intelligence technologies that can aggregate and analyze online job ads, providing a comprehensive source of information. A Jobs for the Future report published this fall explores the options and how the analysis is being done by a handful of colleges and states.

Transfer Talk

The regional demand for quality nursing professionals was the impetus behind a new partnership between Blinn College (Texas) and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing. Blinn’s associate’s degree in nursing program is undergoing a curriculum revision to clarify mutually accepted courses, which will allow a smoother transition to the TAMHSC baccalaureate program.

Restoring Dreams for Immigrant Students

Many people probably only think about Napa when they’re thinking about wine. And while the Napa Valley of California does have world-class grapes, it’s also home to a huge population of Mexican immigrant laborers responsible for this wine behind the scenes—and their undocumented children looking for an education.

“Many of [these students] have been here the greater period of their life,” says Oscar de Haro, vice president for student services at Napa Valley College. “They reflect the values of Napa, the workforce of Napa.”

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