Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national initiative to help more community college students succeed, and Lumina Foundation for Education today announced that Valencia Community College has been honored with the inaugural Leah Meyer Austin Institutional Student Success Leadership Award for its unique execution of data-informed initiatives to close performance gaps among students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds. The $25,000 award was presented at the annual Achieving the Dream Strategy Institute in San Francisco on February 17, 2009. Two other Achieving the Dream colleges also were honored at the event. Patrick Henry Community College received special recognition for its work in cooperative learning, and Tallahassee Community College received special recognition for community engagement.
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