Public or Private Grants 2017

Judges Reports

Seven Entries

Gold Award

University of Central Oklahoma - Operation Degree Completion

  • Operation Degree Completion, was led by a team at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and was made possible by a tremendous grant partnership from TG, a nonprofit organization in Round Rock, Texas. Operation Degree Completion has changed graduation in our state. As an added surprise bonus, the program generated over $2 Million in additional credit hour revenue at one institution, alone.

Operation Degree Completion

Silver Award 

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College - Making the Future: The Wisconsin Strategy

  • In 2012, all 16 college districts within the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) embarked on an unprecedented journey of applying for a grant as a single statewide consortium. This required that leaders of each college agree to not compete against each other by submitting an application on their own, which required high levels of trust during a tight budget climate. This calculated risk proved successful, and Making the Future: The Wisconsin Strategy received a $14.9 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.