Publications & Products
February 2015
Volume 4, Issue 8

Community College Advancement News

Free Tuition or Not, a Fundraiser's Job Remains the Same

Even if community college were free for many students—as President Obama proposed last month—chief fundraisers at two institutions whose students already benefit from local free-tuition programs say their jobs wouldn't change significantly. Read more...

Earn Professional Recognition

The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program is accepting entries through March 13, 2015. Community colleges are encouraged to enter any of the categories, which include marketing, publications, special events, design and fundraising.

Three categories, however, are specifically for community colleges: "Community College Alumni Relations," "Community College Magazines" and "Community College Public-Private Partnerships." In addition, "Emerging Fundraising Programs" is among the new categories this year which should be of interest to many community colleges that have recently enhanced their fundraising efforts.

Visit the Circle of Excellence website to submit entries online-and get inspirational ideas by looking at last year's winners.

Attend a District Conference

The following CASE district conferences—which contain community college programming—take place soon"

Welcome to CASE

The following institutions recently became CASE members:

  • Bellevue College (Bellevue, Washington)
  • Lone Star College (Houston, Texas)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (Springfield, Missouri)

In the News

When a Community College Transforms a City
(The Atlantic)
Though neighboring Ohio State University may get more attention, Columbus State Community College has helped give the region an economic boost. Read more...

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