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2011 Foundation News Archive

California Connects equips MESA students with laptops to increase digital literacy
Posted November 15, 2011
California Connects, a federally funded program designed to increase digital literacy and broadband access among underserved communities, is distributing laptops to 1,400 community college Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students at 33 community colleges throughout California. This marks the second round of laptop distributions through this program, and advances an initiative to increase the number of broadband Internet users in California by more than 61,000 individuals by 2013. Read more >

Kerry Wood named Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Posted November 10, 2011
The Foundation for California Community Colleges congratulates Kerry Wood, Vice President of Resource Development and Communications, for being recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) California Capital Chapter as its “Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year.”Read more >

Eight California Community College students awarded in College Seen contest
Posted September 30, 2011
Eight California Community College students have been awarded first place in this year’s College Seen photography competition, with Aileen Luib, a student from Mt. San Jacinto College in Riverside County, taking the grand prize for her self-portrait. Read more >

Foundation and College Board announce continued partnership
Posted September 28, 2011
The Foundation for California Community Colleges and the College Board are once again partnering to provide discounted pricing on ACCUPLACER® diagnostic and placement tests for all California Community Colleges, giving the nation’s largest system of higher education an opportunity for cost savings on assessing the academic readiness of new and upcoming students. Read more >

Keetha Mills named Foundation's Interim CEO
Posted September 6, 2011
The Foundation for California Community Colleges, the official nonprofit supporting the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and system, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has selected Keetha Mills to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Mills, who has been with the Foundation since 2008 in the role of Chief Financial Officer, has assumed the role previously held by outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul Lanning. Read more >

Dr. Paul Lanning resigns as President and CEO of the Foundation
for California Community Colleges

Posted September 1, 2011
The Board of Directors for the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the official nonprofit supporting the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and system, announced today that Dr. Paul Lanning has resigned his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, a position he has held since 2007. Read more >

Scholarship Endowment to support thousands of students every year
Posted August 15, 2011
A three-year fundraising campaign has culminated in a permanent scholarship fund of more than $67.7 million, providing thousands of California Community College students with much-needed financial support every year. The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment is the largest system-wide community college endowment in America and will offer long-term relief from the rising costs that keep many students from completing their education. Read more >

College Seen Photo Contest runs through June 30
Posted April 25, 2011
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has launched its fifth annual College Seen Photo Contest, which invites eligible students to vie for the opportunity to win cash, software and other awards by submitting images depicting their experiences as community college students. Read more >

California comes together in support of community college students
Posted April 19, 2011
MC Hammer helped organize people in a line in front of the Oakland Coliseum. Saxophonist Dave Koz led people hand-in-hand down the Santa Monica Pier. California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott gathered with hundreds in front of the State Capitol. Actors and celebrities including Ed Begley Jr. and Yvette Nicole Brown stood among political leaders and students at local community colleges. And they all did it on one day at one time for a common purpose: coming together to support the state’s nearly 3 million community college students through Hands Across California. Read more >

California Connects launches efforts to close state's digital divide
Posted March 23, 2011
California Connects, a federally funded program designed to increase digital literacy and broadband access among underserved communities, celebrated its official launch today at American River College, marking the start of a multi-year effort to address California’s digital divide and help increase the number of broadband Internet users throughout the state by more than 61,000 people. Read more >

Hands Across California to bring together Californians to raise awareness, scholarships for community college students
Posted March 22, 2011
On April 17 at 2 p.m., Hands Across California (HAC) will bring together celebrities, students and elected officials to join hands in a line up and down California in support of the state’s nearly 3 million community college students. Net proceeds from the event will directly benefit the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment (CCCSE), a permanent fund that provides annual scholarships to thousands of students every year. Read more >

California Connects equips 3,000 MESA students with laptops, software and Internet access to train others in their communities
Posted March 2, 2011
California Connects, a federally funded program designed to increase digital literacy and broadband access among underserved communities, began distributing laptops today to 3,000 Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) students at community colleges throughout California. These students will also be provided intensive outreach and hands-on training through the Microsoft IT Academy Program, enabling them to educate others and ultimately help increase the number of broadband Internet users in California by more than 61,000 individuals by 2013. Read more >

Foundation's NRC helps train nursing workforce of tomorrow
Published in Modern Healthcare, February 7, 2011
The Nursing Resource Center is reflective of the emerging needs of the industry: It provides an infrastructure that fosters greater collaboration and convergence of the entire nursing community within a region with the common goal of increasing capacity, in the clinical setting and in the classroom. Read more >

American River College joins California Connects
Posted January 6, 2011
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has announced American River College as a new partner in California Connects, a program launching this spring that will enhance digital literacy and expand broadband Internet access to more than 61,000 users in California. American River College (ARC) will contribute to the success of California Connects by developing the very tools that will be used to help California residents prepare for 21st century workforce needs. Learn more >


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