Community College News Now
by Monica Levitan

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department has been named the recipient of the American Association of Community College (AACC)’s Community College Safety and Planning award for state-of-the-art training and innovative practices. The AACC Award of Excellence for Community College Safety and Planning honors outstanding work among the 1,200 two-year and associate-degree granting institutions […]

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by Monica Levitan

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees have announced that Dr. Angelica Suarez has been named the next president of Orange Coast College. Suarez will succeed former president Dr. Dennis Harkins, who was the third-longest serving president in the community college’s history. “I am honored to be selected as the next president of Orange […]

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by Monica Levitan

The Hawai’i State Legislature has approved $455,000 in funding for the next two fiscal years to support a new workforce education and training program called Hawai’i Nutrition Employment and Training (HINET). The program supplies financially struggling students with financial assistance that can amount to over $4,700 a year for food, transportation, books and other education […]

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by Tiffany Pennamon

ORLANDO — Efforts to empower and prepare Pitt Community College (PCC) students for success in the global economy began with a vision from three deans. Although initial surveys on global education at the college indicated hesitancy to begin the work around globalizing the campus, college leaders and faculty have increasingly supported the internationalization of students’ […]

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Economist Not Accurate in Criticism of Ivy Tech Community College

by Sue Ellspermann and Chris Lowery

Developing an economy “built to last” is hard work. It was just a decade ago that numerous Indiana counties hit double digit unemployment rates during the Great Recession. We applauded the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the local developers in our communities who attracted new jobs, regardless of their pay. These jobs augmented those provided […]

A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream

by Rahm Emanuel

During the industrial age, when high school was the gateway to the American dream, public-school systems covered the costs of earning a diploma. Today, however, as associate’s degrees have replaced high-school diplomas as the indispensable ticket into the middle class, families are forced to cover the costs of tuition and more. If the information-age economy […]

Renaming to Lively Technical College is a Good, Necessary Step Forward

by Mary Ann Lindley

Congratulations to the Leon County School Board for taking a significant step into the future by the simple renaming of Lively Technical Center. Its new name is Lively Technical College, a distinction that tells students it’s a new day. Read More