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Inaugural Purchasing Professional of the Year Award Recognizes Excellence in Procurement

In a presentation at the California Community College Purchasing Conference, two distinguished procurement professionals were recognized for their leadership and collaboration advancing the field of public purchasing. 

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Jan Dehesh and Gary Reed Recognized for Outstanding Service by California Community Colleges Board of Governors

March 17, 2015
The Foundation and the California Community Colleges Board of Governors recognized the long-standing service of two outgoing members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Jan Dehesh and Gary Reed, today at the Board of Governors meeting.

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Foundation Presents Five and Ten Year Service Awards to Longest Serving Members

December 23, 2014
The Foundation for California Community Colleges recognized 31 employees with five and ten year service awards. President and CEO Keetha Mills presented the awards during organization-wide meetings held on October 23rd and December 19th, 2014.

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Fourth Annual Veterans Summit Reinforces Commitment to Helping Student Veterans Succeed

December 5, 2014
The fourth annual California Community Colleges Veterans Summit took place this Thursday and Friday, December 4th and 5th, in San Jose, California. This year’s event was the largest to date, featuring over 20 panel discussions and bringing together nearly 300 professionals who work with student veterans, including California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators and veteran services coordinators from the California State University and University of California systems.

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Mobile app to help Latino families make college and career decisions

October 23, 2014
Education offers one of the most reliable paths for young people to create a better life for themselves and their families, but many Californians still lack access to data-driven college and career planning advice. A new project—funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation—aims to change that. The Foundation and the Chancellor’s Office have partnered with Young Invincibles to create a mobile app that will give students and their families in underserved communities information about educational paths available to them through community colleges.

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Step:Forward Campaign Wins Four NCMPR Medallion Awards

September 26, 2014
The Foundation’s communications and technology team, in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, was honored with four Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR), District 6. The team’s work was selected from entries submitted by community colleges throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

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California Community Colleges launch Step:Forward campaign

August 21, 2014
The Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation unveiled the new Step:Forward campaign—an awareness effort and website that encourages students to adopt successful behaviors to increase the likelihood they will achieve their educational and career goals.

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Two New Executive Hires Fill Posts Critical to Advancing Student Success Initiative in California Community Colleges 

August 14, 2014
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges announced two executive office hires: Theresa Tena and 
Dr. Paul Steenhausen.

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14th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Award Ceremony recognizes efforts to increase success for under-served students

July 8, 2014
Chaffey College’s Online to College program and Mt. San Antonio College’s Audrey Yamagata-Noji are this year’s recipients of the annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award.

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In the news: California Colleges Guidance Initiative plays key role in supporting English language learners

June 24, 2014
California Colleges Guidance Initiative (CCGI), housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, was featured in an article from the Center for Digital Education, a national advisory institute for issues related to K-12 and higher education. 

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California Connects Program featured in national case studies about improving broadband internet adoption

May 13, 2014
The Foundation’s California Connects program was highlighted as a model for promoting digital literacy and improving broadband access in underserved communities by the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. 

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LaunchPath Program Matches Students, Employers to Close Skills Gap

April 24, 2014
The Foundation for California Community Colleges, in partnership with the Linked Learning Alliance, unveiled the new LaunchPath program this morning—an innovative approach to creating work-based learning experiences that impact students and employers in the Sacramento region. 

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California Community Colleges launch new statewide center to increase student success

March 10, 2014
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges are proud to announce the launch of the Success Center for California Community Colleges, which will act as a hub of support for projects around the state that improve college completion rates and promote student success in the California Community College system. 

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Foundation Partners with ThinkEDU to Increase Access to Technology for Community Colleges

January 30, 2014
The Foundation has partnered with ThinkEDU to improve the ways students, faculty, and staff access affordable software and technology tools.ThinkEDU, an e-commerce company dedicated to working with college students and educators, will manage the newly launched online stores at 

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Third Annual Veterans Summit Highlights Strategies and Best Practices for Serving Veteran Students

December 4, 2013
The third California Community Colleges Veterans Summit takes place this week, December 5-6, in Newport Beach, California. This annual event provides professionals from Community Colleges and four-year universities the necessary tools to help their staff and administrators to better support student veterans on their campuses.

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American Leadership Forum Honors Chancellor Harris for Being a Leader in Higher Education

October 31, 2013
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris is one of two community leaders who will be honored by the Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Leadership Forum at the upcoming Exemplary Leader Award Dinner on Nov. 6, for his commitment to higher education leadership and his support of the arts.

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