Publications & Products
June 2012
Volume 1, Issue 12

Community College Advancement News

Getting LinkedIn with Lost Alumni

A Pennsylvania community college more than tripled its alumni mailing directory in less than two years using the social network LinkedIn. Read more...

How Presidents and Development Directors Work Together

Mutual respect and common understanding are essential to productive relationships between chief executives and chief advancement officers at community colleges, says one such duo from a two-year institution in New York. Read more...

Massachusetts Community College Wins Circle of Excellence Award

Mount Wachusetts Community College in Gardner, Mass., won the 2012 CASE Circle of Excellence gold award for public relations and community relations projects. The college, the only two-year institution to receive a Circle of Excellence award this year, was recognized for "Catch the Wind at MWCC," a multifaceted communications project developed during the construction and activation of wind turbines on the college's campus.

Info about Largest Gifts to Community Colleges Now Available

The CASE InfoCenter recently launched a CASE File that lists community colleges that have received a gift or pledge valued at $10 million or more. The information was compiled from press releases, articles, websites and databases.

June 15 Deadline for Newcomers Conference Scholarship

There are three days left to apply for a Virginia Carter Smith scholarship. CASE grants up to 20 scholarships annually to cover registration fees at selected CASE conferences.

Eligibility is open to advancement professionals with three or fewer years of experience who are currently working full-time at CASE member institutions. Scholarships are also available to those who have changed advancement disciplines, such as moving from alumni relations to fundraising, in the past three years. Scholarship applications are due on June 15, 2012.

Welcome to CASE

The following community colleges have become CASE members since April 2012:

  • County College of Morris (Randolph, N.J.)
  • Elizabethtown Community College (Elizabethtown, Ky.)
  • New Brunswick Community College (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada)
  • Northeast Community College (Norfolk, Neb.)
  • Renton Technical College (Renton, Wash.)
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, Ill.)
In The News

For International Students, a Guide to U.S. Community Colleges
(New York Times Global Edition)
About 90,000 international students are enrolled in community colleges in the United States, and many attend them for reasons similar to American students. Read more...

Containing a Smoldering Crisis-and Knowing When You Have One
(Community College Times)
The director of marketing and media relations at Bakersfield College in California outlines how community college leaders should plan for a crisis. Read more...

Houston Community College Helps Expand Educational Options in Qatar
(Texas Tribune/New York Times)
About two years after it partnered with Houston Community College, the Community College of Qatar graduated its first class of students. Read more...

Five Reasons Community Colleges Make Sense Right Now
(U.S. News & World Report)
In this article, blogger Jeffery King writes: "As someone who went to a four-year university right out of high school, I can tell you now that I wish I had gone to a junior college first. The decision would have provided an easier transition right out of high school and made much more sense financially." Read more...

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Summit for Leaders in Advancement
July 15 - 17, 2012
Washington, D.C., United States

Take a few days to explore thought-provoking ideas with your colleagues and glean the newest ideas from expert speakers. You will come away challenged, invigorated and inspired to be a stronger advancement professional and leader.

Get New Staff Up to Speed

Send newcomers in advancement to one of CASE's flagship training programs this summer and provide them with the foundation they need to advance your institution. Summer Institutes take place in July 2012 in the following disciplines:

Communications and Marketing
Alumni Relations
Advancement Services
Educational Fundraising

Conference for Community College Advancement
Oct. 3 - 5, 2012
San Diego, Calif.

More Community College Resources
See the full list of CASE resources for community colleges.