Community College News Now
by Matthew Chaney and Will Armbruster

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police and Reynolds Community College Police are investigating an attack that occurred on the college’s Parham campus Thursday afternoon. The incident took place at roughly 12:30 p.m. when 24-year-old Brittany L. Burfield cut a male professor with a box cutter in his office in Burnette Hall. Burfield, of […]

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by Ellie Bothwell

Almost half of community college students in the US could drop out because of a lack of finances, according to new research. A survey of nearly 100,000 community college students from 177 institutions across the country found that 47 per cent might have to withdraw because of financial concerns. Meanwhile, more than a quarter (27 […]

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by Catherine Morris

San Diego Mesa College, one of the three colleges within the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), initiated a health information management baccalaureate program this fall. So far, the program is going well, the college’s president, Dr. Pamela Luster, said in a phone interview. “So far, so good,” Luster commented. Students participating in the program […]

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by Jamal Eric Watson

SAN FRANCISCO — Several thousand educators from nearly 265 community colleges throughout the nation are meeting this week to strategize over how best to support and enhance student success work at their respective institutions. Achieving the Dream — a national network of over 200 community collegaes committed to student success reform — is pushing attendees […]

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Illinois’ Historic Junior College Act

by Dr. Josh Bullock Lake Land College President

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lake Land College we take pause to recognize the historic Junior College Act passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 to create a statewide community college system. One of the foremost goals of this system was to provide access to an affordable college education for all Illinois […]

Keeping the Dream Alive

by Juan Garcia

As a Hispanic and former English language learner, my path to success was not easy. But with the assistance and supports provided in community college, I was able to meet other diverse students, encouraging professors and career counselors. They rallied around me on my post-secondary journey, which prepared me for my eventual career promoting equity […]

Community Colleges Can Heal Divisions

by Gail Mellow, DeRionne Pollard

The economic polarization in the country, a national debate too often laden with an undercurrent of racism and infused with xenophobia, has muddled an objective assessment of our nation’s actual challenges. Americans live in more segregated communities, and attend more segregated schools now than in the past 20 years. Perhaps that is one reason the […]