November 9, 2018 | Issue # 126
On November 11, we recognize those who have risked their lives to serve our country. One day is hardly enough to honor our servicemembers. Making our campuses military-friendly is a way honor student veterans all year. On-campus Veterans Resource Centers and emergency funds for student veterans offer support for those struggling. By providing college credit for some of the training and instruction received in the military, degree and certificate programs can be completed faster. I’m proud of the work being done on campuses to ensure that veterans are recognized beyond Veterans Day.
And from all of us at AACC, thank you to those of you who have served.
A White House effort to encourage companies to foster work-based learning opportunities that lead to jobs has recruited more businesses since it started this summer, with pledges of creating millions of new jobs. Learn more in CC Daily.
The Student Mentoring Program at SUNY Schenectady County Community College nurtures supportive relationships that lead to growth and learning. Read about it at the AACC 21st Century Center.
Beyond traditional fundraising, community colleges are finding creative ways to grow revenues, according to this Community College Journal article.
We’ve heard you and we’re extending the deadline for the Call for Proposals for AACC’s convention. You have one last chance to submit your proposals, which should reflect the best thinking in the field informed by outcomes that demonstrate success. Read the guidelines carefully and avoid using Internet Explorer. The final deadline is Friday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Registration is now open for the 99th Annual AACC Convention. The convention will take place April 13-16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. Keynote speakers are internationally renowned employee management expert and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham and acclaimed film and television actress Geena Davis. Don’t miss out: register now.
There’s still time to submit nominations for the 2019 Awards of Excellence. Nominations are being accepted in six categories: Advancing Diversity, Student Success, Faculty Innovation, Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership, Exemplary CEO/Board, and Community College Safety Planning and Leadership.
Register now for AACC’s Workforce Development Institute (WDI). The theme is “Skill Up, Step Up!” Join us January 30–February 2 in San Diego, California, as we highlight promising practices and explore new opportunities. And consider sending workforce and economic development and continuing education professionals from your college to a special John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) at WDI.
On November 8 and 9, I attended the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Conference in Philadelphia. I’m pictured with OADN Board President Dr. Christy Dryer, Cecil College President Dr. Mary Way Bolt, and OADN CEO Donna Meyer.
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