2014 Community College Bellwether Award Winners Selected at the Annual Community College Futures Assembly
For Immediate Release JANUARY 29, 2014
Contact: Dale F. Campbell, Ph.D., Director, 352-514-0937, email@example.com
Alternate contact: Tina M. O’Daniels, Associate Director, 727-809-1816, Odaniels@ufl.edu
2014 Bellwether & Legacy Awards FinalistsAnnounced December 11, 2013
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December Webinar: Announcement of Bellwether & Legacy Awards Finalists
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ACCT President to Announce Legacy Awards Finalists during Live Online Event
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) President and CEO J. Noah Brown will serve on a panel to announce the 2014 Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Awards and Legacy Award nominees during a live online announcement on Wednesday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. ACCT is a sponsor of the 20th Anniversary Bellwether Legacy Award, a special award created to commemorate the Community College Futures Assembly’s 20th Anniversary.
“The Bellwether Award is among the most prestigious recognition given to those within the community college sector,” Brown said. “ACCT is proud and honored to be able to support the first-ever Legacy Award, and I am excited to be personally involved in the announcement of the awards.”
For 20 years, the Community College Futures Assembly has not only been a national policy summit, but also has recognized and promoted cutting-edge, trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating. Since 1995, the Assembly, sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida, has recognized exemplary and effective programs through the awarding of the coveted Bellwether Award.
J. Noah Brown - President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Dale F. Campbell - Professor and Director, Institute of Higher Education & FUTURES Bellwether College Consortium, University of Florida
Tina Barreiro O'Daniels - Associate Director & Faculty, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida
Timothy J. Wilson - Program Director Futures Assembly, Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida
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Bellwether Award & Legacy Award
Selected through a national panel of expert judges, 30 Bellwether Finalists in the three categories of Instructional Programs & Services, Planning, Governance & Finance, and Workforce Development, and ten finalists for the coveted Legacy Award will present their nominated programs at the 2014 Community College Futures Assembly this January 25-28 in Orlando, Florida.
These nominees will be announced for the first time during a live webinar on Wednesday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
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The 2013 Bellwether winning programs we will be recognizing:
• Chattanooga State Community College - The Wacker Institute: Diplomas with Job Offers!
• Elgin Community College - One School Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much
• Piedmont Technical College - Lean in Higher Education: How it continues to Change Our Culture
Friday, October 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Washington State Convention center
J. Noah Brown Receives Bellwether Book Award
WASHINGTON--February 2, 2013--The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is proud to announce that ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown was recognized with the prestigious Bellwether Book Award during the 2013 Community College Futures Assembly on January 29 in Orlando, Florida. "The ACCT Board of Directors couldn't be more pleased about President Brown's well-earned honor," said ACCT Chair Jean Torgeson, a trustee a North Iowa Area Community College.
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The 2013 Bellwether Winners have been announced!!
After a competitive field of exemplary and innovative programs, the 2013 Community College FUTURES Assembly is proud to announce this years Bellwether winning institutions:
Instructional Programs and Service:
Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois) - "One school can do so little; together we can do so much."
Planning Governance and Finance:
Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, South Carolina) - “LEAN in Higher Education: How it Continues to Change Our Culture.”
Chattanooga State Community College (Chattanooga, Tennessee) - “The Wacker Institute: Diplomas with Job Offers!”
Congratulations to 2013 Bellwether award winners. We are excited and now you can see how how excited they are too.
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Check out what a Bellwether winning program does to celebrate their success:
Prestigious Bellwether College Consortium Expanding Membership to Include Finalists Tremendous Opportunity
Community College Futures Assembly finalists are invited to participate in an elite group of Bellwether winning colleges and former Futures finalists called the Bellwether College Consortium (BCC). As part of the rigorous peer-reviewed and nationally recognized Bellwether award process, finalists are annually chosen out of over 400 nominations for the prestigious Bellwether Award.More Information →