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 2008-2010 MentorLinks Teams 

The following community colleges participated in AACC's 2008-2010 MentorLinks project. They worked to create and strengthen programs in the areas of biotechnology, geospatial technology, laboratory technician training, information technology, energy technology, welding technology, and construction technology. Please refer to the following PowerPoint presentations for more information on each program. These presentations were prepared for the MentorLinks project meeting held on October 26-27, 2010.


Bluegrass Community and Technical CollegeLexingtonKY
Biotech for the Bluegrass Region
College Team: Deborah Davis, Assistant Professor
Tammy Liles, Professor of Biology
Mentor: Lisa Seidman, Biotechnology Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Clark State Community CollegeSpringfieldOH 
Integrating High Performance Computing and Cybersecurity
College Team: Jane Cape, Dean, Business and Applied Technologies
Dan J. Heighton, Professor, Computer Networking and Cybersecurity
Cathy Balas, Director of Education, AVETeC
Mentor: Ann Beheler, Dean, Business, Computing, and Career Services, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA and Principal Investigator, Convergence Technology Center, Frisco, TX

Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL 
Expanding a Welding Curriculum to Meet Regional Needs – A Collaboration of High Schools, Industry, and a Community College
College Team: George Banziger, Dean, Mathematics, Science & Technology 
Joseph Wuest, Welding Instructor
Mentor: Rassoul Dastmozd, Vice President of Instruction, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfieldIL 
Strengthening GIS Education 
College Team: Dean Butzow, Professor of Geography
Bill Bade, Dean, Mathematics and Science
Mentor: Vince DiNoto, Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives
Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY

Mid Plains Community CollegeNorth PlatteNE
Biotechnology Curriculum Development Plan
College Team: Marilyn McGahan, Vice President
Robert Bogardus, Biology Instructor
Mentor: Bart Gledhill, Co-Principal Investigator and Deputy Director, Bio-Link,
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Neosho County Community CollegeChanuteKS 
Building Viability Programs: Construction Vocation and Computer Aided Design
College Team: Brenda Krum, Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development
Bobbie Forrest, Construction Technology Instructor
Mentor: Spencer Hinkle, Department Co-Chair, Building Construction Technology
Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Pueblo Community CollegePuebloCO 
Colorado’s Future: Energy Maintenance Technology
College Team: David Cockrell, Dean of Business and Technology
Tom Elliott, Faculty, Industrial Electronic Technology and Energy Maintenance Technology
Mentor: Michael Schmidt, Field Service and Training Manager, WindIngen, a Division of MD&A, Fort Collins, CO

West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV 
Environmental and Energy Technology Program Development Project
College Team: David Thompson, Chair of Technology Division
Craig Rabatin, Instructor of Engineering Technology
Mentor: Roger Ebbage, Director, Energy Programs, Northwest Energy Education Institute, 
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Meeting Our Region’s Need for Trained Laboratory Technicians
College Team: Autumn Maloy, Assistant Professor, Biology
Carol Rush, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services
Mentor: David Brown, Professor of Chemistry and Director of Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Science, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

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