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December 2014
Volume 4, Issue 6

Community College Advancement News

Playing the Name Game

An advancement leader at a two-year institution that recently started offering four-year degrees pushed to drop "community college" from its name. Read more...

Announcing U.S. Professors of the Year

An instructor who has built a thriving engineering program at his institution is the 2014 Outstanding Community Colleges Professor of the Year. Read more...

Advisory Committee Nominations Due Dec. 19

The deadline to nominate yourself or someone else for the Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee is Friday, Dec. 19. The advisory committee provides input on CASE community college programs and services, promotes participation and membership, and identifies trends and best practices to showcase. The committee meets in person two times a year. If you would like to be considered for one of the three vacancies occurring in 2015, contact Paul Heaton ( or submit a nomination online.

For New (and Relatively New) Community College Foundation Directors

CASE will host an informal network call for new and relatively new community college foundation directors at 2 p.m., Eastern, on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The topic of the call, another in a series of informal networking calls, will be engaging college leaders in fundraising efforts. The free call is open to CASE members and non-members, but registration is required.

Become a Host for the 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards

Help CASE highlight best practices, strong programs and top-notch publications by volunteering to serve as a host for the 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards. Read more about responsibilities of hosts. To volunteer, complete this form by Friday, Dec. 19. Selected hosts will be notified of their status by early- to mid-January. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Flahaven ( or 202-478-5617) or Heyward Smith ( or 202-478-5666).

Welcome to CASE

The following institutions recently became CASE members:

  • Austin Community College District (Austin, Texas)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, Maryland)
  • Shelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

In The News

Study Reveals Most Popular Online Recruiting Strategies of U.S. Colleges
(ICEF Monitor)
Consulting and research firm Noel-Levitz asked institutional respondents which of 28 common e-recruiting practices-other than social media-that they used most frequently. Read more...

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