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Oklahoma City CC Foundation receives scholarship funds

The Oklahoma City Community College Foundation was recently awarded a donation by The 11-10-02 Foundation to fund three scholarships earmarked for students studying to become first responders.

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Danville Area Community College receives $3M donation

At a gathering of dignitaries and community members late Tuesday morning, Danville Area Community College (Ill.) philanthropist Julius W. Hegeler II was recognized for making the single largest gift in the history of the college.

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Washtenaw CC may reduce tuition for some undocumented immigrants

The Washtenaw Community College (Mich.) Board of Trustees will consider amending the school's residency requirements to allow individuals who qualify for the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive reduced tuition rates.

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Alvin Community College chef named educator of the year

Alvin Community College Culinary Arts instructor chef Leslie Bartosh was named the educator of the year by the Texas Chefs Association, which represents approximately 20 culinary arts programs.

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Two North Carolina community colleges get 'mixed results' on report

Cape Fear and Brunswick community colleges (N.C.) received mixed reviews from the "Performance Measures for Student Success" statewide performance report.

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Middle schoolers flock to Holyoke CC Quest Program

More than 170 middle schoolers from Holyoke, Chicopee, and Springfield, Mass. districts are taking classes at Holyoke Community College for two weeks as part of a program that prepares underserved and low-income students for college.

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Film exec to guide community college's vocation program

Helping students to "create" their futures is Gerald Waller's goal in his new role as Vocational Department chair at Cape Fear Community College. Waller's career—which began as a 17-year-old student at what was then called Cape Fear Tech—has come full circle.

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Mt. Hood CC project taps students to seed native forest floor

Students from Mt. Hood Community College (Ore.) are collecting seeds from native plants that blanket the forest floor and will transplant them to baron locations to ensure their future survival.

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More community colleges facing accreditation problems

Campus infighting, perceptions of cultural insensitivity, and inadequate counseling are just some of the reasons the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges gave Los Angeles Mission College's Sylmar campus a warning recently for "academic and administrative deficiencies."

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Proposition 30 is helping fund California community colleges

East Bay community colleges are beginning to reap the benefits of the passage of last November's Proposition 30. The tax initiative is helping to make more classes available to students; something they haven’t seen in a long time.

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