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April 2013
Volume 2, Issue 10

Community College Advancement News

Trailblazing Alumni Relations Officers Give Professional Insight

Establishing a successful alumni relations program at a community college doesn't happen overnight. It takes sustained financial investment, championing from institutional leaders and a lot of patience, say two pioneering practitioners. Read more...

Make the Most of Your First Donor Visit

Fundraisers needn't wait 18 to 24 months before asking a potential donor for a gift, says a community college chief development officer. Read more...

White Paper on Alumni Relations Released

Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges is a new CASE white paper offering comprehensive analysis of the results of a survey conducted last year of 133 two-year institutions in the United States and Canada. CASE released the raw survey results at last year's Conference for Community College Advancement in San Diego, Calif. The new white paper is available free of charge.

Deadline Approaching to Nominate Professors for Award

April 15 is the nominations deadline for the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards, which honor an Outstanding Community Colleges Professor. The awards, which are sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, are the only national honors to recognize excellence in undergraduate education.

Welcome to CASE

The following colleges recently became CASE members:

  • Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, Ga.)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation (Eau Claire, Wis.)
  • Loyalist College (Belleville, Ontario, Canada)

In The News

Winners of 2013 Aspen Prize Announced
(Aspen Institute)
Santa Barbara City College in California and Walla Walla Community College in Washington are the co-winners of the Aspen Prize, which is intended to spotlight "institutions that deliver exceptional results in student completion rates and workforce success." Read more...

Music Teacher Leaves $12 Million to Institution
(Community College Times)
The gift to the music program at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., is one of the largest bequests in the history of California community colleges. Read more...

The Critical Role of Community Colleges
(Omaha World-Herald)
A past president of three major universities writes that community colleges must demonstrate to government leaders that investment in them will help students earn degrees and obtain jobs. Read more...

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Making the Most of Your First Donor Visit
May 7, 2013

Conference for Community College Advancement
Oct. 2-4, 2013
San Diego, Calif.

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