April 13, 2018 | Issue # 111
April is Community College Month. It’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the critical role that community colleges play in the United States. Now is the time to share both stories and data about your institution and the students you serve. Of course, Community College Month will end with my favorite event of the year: the AACC Annual Convention. Please join us to honor those who represent the best in community colleges with the AACC Leadership and Truman Awards, the Awards of Excellence, the new Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Recognition, and the Outstanding Alumni Awards. I look forward to seeing you in Dallas!
Thirty-three states have laws allowing people to bring concealed weapons to colleges and universities. Some of those states allow colleges to opt out; others do not. How are colleges developing policies regarding this issue? Read about it in CC Daily.
Helping first-generation male students is the focus of a program at Maryland’s Chesapeake College. Learn about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.
Pre-registration for the 98th Annual Convention is closed. Onsite registration will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on April 27 and will remain available during registration hours. Registrants must pay all fees at the time that they complete their onsite registration. AACC accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express along with checks. No purchase orders or cash accepted.
New to the convention this year is speed networking. It’s a great opportunity to get a flavor for the types of exhibitors you will meet in our newly curated exhibit hall. These exhibitors are targeting solutions to community colleges’ most significant challenges. Speed networking will be offered 3:00–4:30 p.m. on April 28, and 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on April 29. Following the speed networking session, participating CEOs will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks while receiving a custom Maui Jim sunglass fitting—your complimentary gift for participating in this event. Speed networking is only open to community college member CEOs. Sign up here.
Brenda Govender, CEO of PAX College in South Africa, visited AACC’s offices this morning to learn more about our system of education. Joining us in the meeting was Wayne Wheeler, AACC’s director of international programs and services.
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