Publications & Products
October 2014
Volume 4, Issue 4

Community College Advancement News

Video Tips on Dealing with Boards and Legislators

Watch two videos shot at last month's Conference for Community College Advancement on the culture of foundation boards and engaging state legislators. Read more...

Plan an Engaging Foundation Website

A well-designed community college foundation website should attract, retain and nurture donors, says a design consultant. Read more...

Volunteer for the Advisory Committee

The CASE Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for new members. The committee has 13 members; each member serves a three-year term. Three vacancies will be filled in 2015. Visit the CASE website to nominate yourself or a colleague. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 19.

Seeking Volunteers for Next Year's Conference

Interested in helping plan next year's Conference for Community College Advancement? Conference leaders are in the process of putting together the planning team, and welcome volunteers. The conference chair is Mike Barzacchini, director of marketing services at Harper College, and the vice chair is Beverly (Babs) Sandeen, vice chancellor of resource and economic development for the Los Rios Community College District. To be considered for the planning team, contact Paul Heaton at by Oct. 21.

Where Should the 2016 Conference Be?

The organizers of the CASE Conference for Community College Advancement seek your input in selecting a location for the 2016 conference. Please complete a brief survey about cities being considered. The 2015 conference will be Oct. 1-3 in Anaheim, California. This survey should take fewer than five minutes to complete. Please reply by Nov. 7, 2014. All answers will be anonymous.

District I Hosting Event on Social Media

CASE District I is hosting an event on Enhancing, Measuring and Leveraging Engagement through Social Media on Nov. 13 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. Among the panelists is Sarah McMaster, director of marketing and new media at Mount Wachusett Community College.

District Awards Deadlines Approaching

Deadlines are near for the following CASE district awards programs:

Welcome to CASE

The following organizations recently became CASE members:

  • East Georgia State College (Swainsboro, Georgia)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, Mississippi)
  • Moraine Park Technical College Foundation (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
  • Technical College System of Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia)

In The News

Why Even Top Tier Students Should Consider Community College
(PBS News Hour)
Long the "Rodney Dangerfields" of American higher education, community colleges are suddenly getting some respect. Read more...

The $10,000 Community College B.A.
(U.S. News & World Report)
As employers are increasingly looking for college-educated workers to fill lower-level jobs, community colleges are stepping up to the plate to meet those workforce demands. Read more...

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