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January 2014
Volume 3, Issue 7

Community College Advancement News

Conducting an Alumni Survey

New and emerging alumni relations programs should survey former students to shape their programming, says a community college advancement professional. Read more...

Making Twitter Work for Small Communications Offices

Community colleges that effectively use Twitter build their brands, increase media coverage and establish trust with the public, says a communications expert. Read more...

Putting the Spotlight on Philanthropy

Students, faculty and staff at an Ohio community college plan to celebrate Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day by raising money to provide emergency assistance to students who might otherwise have to drop out for financial reasons. Read more...

Join a Community College Networking Group

The CASE Center for Community College Advancement facilitates two informal networking groups-one for alumni relations professionals and another for new foundation directors. The groups host periodic conference calls to discuss topics suggested by participants. Participation is free, and the calls are open to CASE members and non-members. Each call lasts about an hour. To allow for candid conversation, calls are not recorded.

Register for the next networking call for the alumni relations group—Jan. 31, at 3 p.m., Eastern.
Register for the next networking call for the new foundation directors group—Feb. 7, at 3 p.m., Eastern.

Last Call for Advisory Committee Nominations

The CASE Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for three new members. Log in to the CASE website to nominate yourself or someone else by Jan. 17, 2014.

Submit a Session Proposal for Upcoming Conference

CASE invites members to submit a session proposal for the 2014 Conference for Community College Advancement, Sept. 17-19, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 20, 2014.

Nominate a Professor for National Recognition

CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching are now accepting nominations for the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, which honor the nation's best undergraduate teachers. The deadline for entries is April 14, 2014.

Welcome to CASE

The following colleges recently became CASE members:

  • City College of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Hesston College (Hesston, Kan.)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (Charlottesville, Va.)

In the News

Community Colleges, Small Businesses Need Each Other
(Community College Daily)
Institutions should partner with the small-business community in their region to drive economy growth and support student success, says the president of Long Beach City College in California. Read more...

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