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Volume 4, Issue 12

Community Colleges Recognized for Advancement Work

Six community colleges received a combined eight awards as part of the CASE 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding work in advancement at institutions around the world.

Six of the awards were in categories in which four-year institutions also competed. "Good ideas and creativity exist at all institutions, regardless of their staff size and budgets," said Paul Heaton, director of the CASE Center for Community College Advancement. For example, Tyler Junior College received a prestigious Grand Gold Award in the PSA and Commercial Spots category, in which 35 other institutions competed.

The competition received 3,227 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from more than 720 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide.

Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals from outside of education judged the entries and awarded 307 awards: 93 bronze; 106 silver, 91 gold and 17 grand gold.

The following community colleges received an award:

  • Lethbridge College (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada). Gold, Community College Magazines.
  • Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell, Pennsylvania). Gold, Long Videos.
  • Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania). Gold, Community College Public-Private Partnerships. Gold, Promotional Publications (Print).
  • Sheridan College (Oakville, Ontario, Canada). Gold, Case Statement/General Cultivation Publications.
  • Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas). Grand Gold, PSAs and Community Spots. Silver, Advertising Campaigns.
  • Victor Valley College (Victorville, California). Gold, Innovative Alumni Programs.

Judges' reports, which outline the strengths and weaknesses of each category and why particular entries were chosen for recognition, are posted on the Circle of Excellence Awards website, as well as links to many of the winning entries.

This article is from the June 2015 issue of the Community College Advancement News.

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