Publications & Products
June 2013
Volume 2, Issue 12

Community College Advancement News

Award-Winning Colleges Share Secrets to Success

Strong presidential leadership, engaged alumni volunteer boards and increased communications with donors. A handful of community colleges honored by CASE credit these strategies with spurring their recent fundraising success. Read more...

Growing Community College Alumni Relations

New award-winning research shows that community college presidents and advancement staffs believe that alumni programs improve institutional affinity among former and current students. Read more...

Community Colleges Win Circle of Excellence Awards

Five community colleges won 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards, advancement's premier international awards program that exclusively recognizes the work of CASE members. Read more...

Today: Social Media Chat

Mike Barzacchini, director of marketing services at Harper College in Illinois, will co-moderate a #casesmc Twitter chat on social media outreach to niche audiences today (June 11) from 2 to 3 p.m., Eastern.

Anyone can join the chat using the #casesmc hashtag. CASE social media Twitter chats occur on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m., Eastern, and are co-moderated by CASE members. If you're interested in co-moderating a future Twitter chat, email online communications specialist Jen Doak at Miss the chat or want to learn more? Recaps of the chats are summarized in Storify and featured on the CASE Blog.

Welcome to CASE

The following colleges recently became CASE members:

  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Fla.)
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (Clarkston, Ga.)
  • Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte, Neb.)

In the News

Community College Students Get Big Return on Investment
(The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A study commissioned by Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania finds that for every dollar students spend at the institution, they get back $6 in higher wages during the course of their working careers. Read more...

Enrolling More Poor Students, 2-Year Colleges Get Less of Federal Pie
(The New York Times)
A new report finds that community colleges have received a declining share of government spending on higher education during the last decade even though their student populations have become poorer and more diverse. Read more...

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