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Volume 7, Issue 2


Proposals Sought for Conference for Community College Grant Professionals

Heather Layton, director of grant development for Mount Wachusett Community College, has been named chair of the inaugural CASE Conference for Community College Grant Professionals. Cyndi Drummond, director of grant development at Lone Star College, will serve as vice chair.

This conference will address the unique public and private grant-related challenges professionals face on a daily basis at community colleges around the nation. The conference is geared toward new and experienced grants development and management professionals, who desire to stay current on key trends and important developments in the field of public and private grants.

The 2017 conference will be held Nov. 1-3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Other members of the conference planning team include: 

  • Mary Ann Amelang, vice president of institutional advancement, College of the Mainland (Texas)
  • Anthony Funari, grants professional, Johnson County Community College (Kansas)
  • Nancy Nuell, associate senior vice president of advancement and community engagement, Montgomery College (Maryland)
  • Patricia Maloney (FFTF Agency Liaison Committee representative), grants and sponsored programs manager, Montgomery College (Maryland)
  • Martha Pelayo, director of corporate and foundation relations, Los Angeles City College (California)
  • Katie Shultz, associate director of grants development, St. Petersburg College (Florida)

The Conference for Community College Grant Professionals planning team is currently seeking session proposals that:

  • Address how to craft, construct and submit an effective and competitive grant application
  • Provide solutions-focused ideas for challenges faced by community college grant professionals
  • Address evidence-based strategies for effective grant and project design and development
  • Address how to research, identify and match funding sources to meet specific community college program needs
  • Address post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development
  • Address practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers

The deadline to submit your proposal is March 17, 2017.



This article is from the February 2017 issue of the Community College Advancement News.

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