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March 2012
Volume 1, Issue 9

Community College Advancement News

Advice for Building a Strong Advancement Program

A leading expert on community college fundraising says two-year institutions can secure a proportionate share of dollars given to higher education by applying management practices used by four-year colleges and universities. Read more...

Foundation Leader Recognized for Contributions to Profession

Betheny Reid, president of the Dallas County Community College District Foundation, was recently named the recipient of a 2012 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award for her work. She hopes her institution's rise from humble beginnings to the seventh-largest two-year college foundation will inspire her colleagues in the sector to embrace advancement. Read more...

March 16 Deadline for Advancement Conference Proposals

CASE is currently seeking proposals for sessions covering all aspects of advancement for the inaugural Conference for Community College Advancement, Oct. 3-5, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. Read more...

Welcome to CASE

CASE welcomes Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Va., which became a member in February.

Last Call for Circle of Excellence Awards Nominations

The nomination process for the 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards is now open. Community colleges are encouraged to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2012.

The Circle of Excellence Awards acknowledge superior accomplishments of CASE members who have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession's best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.

Search Continues for 2012 Professors of the Year

CASE is now accepting nominations for the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Awards Program, which includes an award for outstanding community colleges professor. Deadline for nominations is April 16, 2012.

Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the U.S. Professors of the Year awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and commitment to undergraduate students.

Last year's Outstanding Community Colleges Professor was Kathryn C. Wetzel, professor of mathematics and engineering at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. To learn more about Professor Wetzel and read the text of her acceptance speech, visit the U.S. Professors of the Year website.



In the News

New Delhi Plans 100 Community Colleges
(Deccan Herald)
The alternative system of higher education in India will be open-access and offer job-oriented courses to students. Read more...

Community Colleges Invited to Apply for Job-Training Grants
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
The federal money is part of a $2-billion program approved in 2010 with funds to be distributed during four years. Read more...

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Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges: The Definitive Guide for Emerging Institutions

Preorder now! Available April 2012.

This comprehensive guide, written expressly for community colleges, offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement program that encompasses annual funds, grants, major gifts and planned giving.

Upcoming CASE District Conference
March 25 - 27, 2012: District IV conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

20th Annual CASE Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations
April 18 - 20, 2012
Chicago, Ill.

The theme for this conference is "The Basics, the Best, the Next" as CASE and its foundation members reflect on two decades of helping to strengthen the IRF field and look ahead to what foundations and foundation leaders can expect in the future. The conference is designed primarily for executives at foundations affiliated with four-year public institutions and community colleges.

Small Shops: Making Time for What Really Matters in Community College Fundraising
April 24, 2012

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