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November 2011
Volume 1, Issue 5

Community College Advancement News

Revealing the Community College Alumni Donor

Using predictive models, four-year institutions develop profiles of alumni donors so that they can target efforts to those alumni most likely to give. Community colleges, however, have been unable to benefit from such tactics because a profile of their alumni donors did not exist. Now, thanks to groundbreaking research, some characteristics of community college alumni donors have been revealed-and are sure to provide new direction for two-year college administrators, fundraisers and alumni professionals. Read more...

Get to Know Your CASE District

Community college officials looking to get more out of their CASE experience should consider attending events in their CASE district, which may provide a number of convenient and cost-effective opportunities for advancement training. Read more...

Participate in Survey of Educational Fundraising Campaigns

CASE is currently conducting its annual survey of fundraising campaigns at colleges, universities and independent schools in the United States and Canada. The deadline for participation has been extended to December 5. Read more...

Welcome to CASE

These community colleges have become CASE members since October 2011:

  • Ivy Tech Community Colleges (Indiana)
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Washington)
  • Paradise Valley Community College (Arizona)
  • Pueblo Community College (Colorado)
  • San Bernadino Valley College District (California)
  • Suffolk County Community College (New York)

In The News

Four-year Schools Courting Community College Graduates
(Baltimore Sun)

Increasingly, four-year colleges are setting their sights on the growing talent pool at community colleges as those schools have become attractive, less-expensive options for students during the economic downturn. Read more...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Community Colleges: They Can ‘Transform Lives'

In a recent video address, Duncan weighed in on the significance of community colleges. Read more...

Calif. Task Force Moves Toward Rationing Access to Community Colleges
(Los Angeles Times)

Under California's Master Plan for Higher Education, community colleges have long offered an open door for anyone who sought to benefit. But a task force suggests that after years of state funding cuts, community colleges can no longer be all things to all people. Read more...

Two-Year Colleges Draw More Affluent Students
(Washington Post)

A recent national survey by Sallie Mae, the student loan giant, has found that 22 percent of students from households earning $100,000 or more attended community colleges in the 2010-11 academic year, up from 12 percent in the previous year. It was the highest rate reported in four years of surveys. Read more...

NSF Eyes More Funding for Community Colleges
(Community College Times)

The National Science Foundation is particularly interested in supporting research that examines promising practices at community colleges. The agency also hopes to expand its support of innovative programs at two-year colleges that focus on teachers' math and science education; student transitions from high schools to transfer programs and jobs; underrepresented populations and students with disabilities, veterans and older students; and developmental math. Read more...

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New Campaign Case Statements
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Community College Webinars
The Necessity of Developing a Community College Alumni Relations Program

Dec. 13, 2011
2-3 p.m. EST

Community colleges traditionally have not devoted much time and energy nurturing relationships with their former students. But as community colleges are increasingly looking to alumni for support in their fundraising efforts, the need for a solid alumni relations office is becoming transparent.

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See the full list of CASE resources for community colleges.