NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org February Michigan Community College Association Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:41:51 CST Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:41:51 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[After nearly 50 years at Macomb Community College, President Jim Jacobs announces his retirement.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=674678782649F920B39B9CA5E965D9CF 674678782649F920B39B9CA5E965D9CF Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:41:51 CST Read the Detroit Free Press article.

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<![CDATA[Delta College ranked third nationally in private fundraising among community colleges. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1CD91F019464E230AD6EE54F3A7ED672 1CD91F019464E230AD6EE54F3A7ED672 Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:38:04 CST Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 7.6% in 2015, according to results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. Delta College raised $4,659,966 from the private sector in 2015 (read the Midland Daily News article).

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College has entered into a new partnership with Rice University's OpenStax program to encourage the use of free textbooks and significantly lower the costs for students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9A3E91B742C89DC7E8DF7BE8358382EA 9A3E91B742C89DC7E8DF7BE8358382EA Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:37:26 CST Read the MLive article.

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<![CDATA[5 Michigan community colleges up for prestigious $1 million Aspen prize.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=DA556344FE4D04C9DECA4252D82EE8BA DA556344FE4D04C9DECA4252D82EE8BA Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:17:36 CST See MLive article.

The Aspen Institute announced 150 community colleges eligible for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. In a comprehensive review of the publicly available data, these institutions - from 35 states - have demonstrated strong outcomes considering three areas of student success: student success in persistence, completion, and transfer; consistent improve]]> <![CDATA[Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees appoints Mark O’Connell as fifth College president.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2185F65C5ADF3BC3D90A7608A3632B3E 2185F65C5ADF3BC3D90A7608A3632B3E Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:32:27 CST See more information here.

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<![CDATA[Governor Snyder recently reappointed Montcalm Community College President Bob Ferrentino to the Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FA66C595D55C9767A5627DC73CE55A48 FA66C595D55C9767A5627DC73CE55A48 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:17:52 CST See press release here.

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<![CDATA[Using data to determine exploratory pathways and improve student success: The Jackson College approach.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FCB04B3E0207D656667A676F38354A9C FCB04B3E0207D656667A676F38354A9C Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:03:41 CST Sse the B48DB6BE274F585CD290AE9CB74BC207 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:20:04 CST Michigan Colleges Online ranked # 4 nationally by the Best Colleges Review.  Michigan Colleges Online, a state-of-the-art collaborative online platform of the Michigan community colleges, allows students from the 28 community colleges to access a consolidated listing of online courses from all MCO members. Currently over 70 associates degree programs are offered.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Curtis Ivery: Community colleges can elevate the community. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=5A5A5B46CAF8D16D381C7180F4503E96 5A5A5B46CAF8D16D381C7180F4503E96 Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:19:57 CST See editorial here.

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<![CDATA[Alpena Community College, consortium hosts drone display.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=95D0FAC1ECABFA570E29A71087104F9E 95D0FAC1ECABFA570E29A71087104F9E Sun, 13 Dec 2015 06:34:54 CST See Alpena News article.

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<![CDATA[The Detroit News: Three steps to economic security.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=30AF62C10CC17CD0F46FA2E5444E5B7D 30AF62C10CC17CD0F46FA2E5444E5B7D Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:24:11 CST See editorial by Mike Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Association in  The Detroit News article.

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<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College was recently awarded the national 2015 Clips and Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award from the Precision Metalforming Association.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=0585283DE053B97430E55140BA1E277E 0585283DE053B97430E55140BA1E277E Wed, 9 Dec 2015 17:33:44 CST The college won the award for its outstanding manufacturing programs designed for students seeking 21st century skills based on today’s manufacturing environment.  Educational programs at the school cover middle-school and college students, and industry workers.

2015 Clips and Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award

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<![CDATA[Lake Michigan College welcomes new president.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1675F9DFE29871578BB7E790DCA181C5 1675F9DFE29871578BB7E790DCA181C5 Wed, 9 Dec 2015 17:31:37 CST Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel currently serves as vice president of evidence and inquiry at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She brings more than 25 years of higher education experience from institutions, including Lewis University in Illinois, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Georgetown University. Dr. Spielvogel holds a Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Higher Education Administration.

  <![CDATA[Macomb Innovation Fund awards $300,000 to five Detroit-area technology-focused startups.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=DCF4FA6050B9B92690DC120EE5F036BB DCF4FA6050B9B92690DC120EE5F036BB Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:38:57 CST The Macomb Innovation Fund provides mentoring and capital to early-stage businesses, as well as learning opportunities for Macomb Community College’s students (see Macomb Daily article).

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<![CDATA[Northwestern Michigan College among top 5 "Best for Vets" community colleges nationwide.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=91BB2C80E74E5E3BB26ED4A8917B0E3A 91BB2C80E74E5E3BB26ED4A8917B0E3A Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:23:02 CST See the Military Times 2016 "Best for Vets" list.

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<![CDATA[Expansion of health sciences education to address talent needs in West Michigan.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=25797D218A431A84A0B7352A894930F0 25797D218A431A84A0B7352A894930F0 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:17:30 CST Article highlights the partnership between Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College and Montcalm Community College with West Michigan Works! to form a pilot apprenticeship program to train and employ medical assistants at local health care organizations.  Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Cherry Health have signed on to support the program (1AD41270A17D7630220D4E4F6A664D3A Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:08:58 CST See Battle Creek Inquirer article.

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<![CDATA[When a 4-year degree isn’t always the best option.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2D07AE4B25520BD5B39024FDA9AF3321 2D07AE4B25520BD5B39024FDA9AF3321 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:04:58 CST See Lansing State Journal article.

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<![CDATA[Kalamazoo Valley Community College innovative Healthy Living Campus on schedule to open in 2016.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1D22D9628D6329F26F7F78A2DF10659C 1D22D9628D6329F26F7F78A2DF10659C Sun, 8 Nov 2015 13:30:21 CST See MLive article for more information.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Community College receives grant to continue Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=7930F20244568F43CE4453562ECA92E0 7930F20244568F43CE4453562ECA92E0 Sun, 8 Nov 2015 13:29:35 CST See the Patch article for more information.

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