Highlights from Members - Community College Month
What does community college mean to Central New Mexico? It means you welcome students from all walks of life. It means you help all students believe, achieve and succeed. Central New Mexico Community College is the largest community college in New Mexico, serving over 30,000 students. CNM provides affordable higher education throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.
McLennan Community College (MCC) in Waco, Texas, is proud to celebrate April as Community College month! At MCC, we believe the community college is for all people - no matter their age, race, gender, or beliefs. It is a safe, comfortable place to open your mind to the world of higher education without breaking the bank. Community Colleges are affordable, down-to-earth, open to everyone, success and student oriented, professor-driven, and a great place to start or finish your college degree. See for yourself at any community college near you!
We see community colleges as a place for all – for everyone. For the high school students earning dual enrollment credits prior to graduation. A campus for adults seeking certificates to enhance their skills and knowledge in trade professions. It’s a career starting point – for transitioning soldiers and those looking to start anew. An investment in community college translates to an investment in your community. A 2016 regional economic impact analysis conducted by Economic Modeling Specialist International, based in Idaho, showed FTCC’s total impact on Cumberland County’s economy was $697.4 million in added income. Now is the right time to make a community college your next step. It’s why “your dreams are our mission.”
Aims Community College has more than 200 degree and certificate programs, offering one of the most affordable tuition in the Front Range. With four campuses, day and evening classes, extensive online course offerings and top-rated faculty, it's easy to see why Aims is your destination institution.
Highland Community College is committed to shaping the future of our communities by providing quality education and learning opportunities through programs and services that encourage the personal and professional growth of the people of northwestern Illinois.
High school seniors from Nebraska and Iowa have committed to continuing their education at the postsecondary level. The students, with many of their parents, friends and others watching, signed letters of intent to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs at Northeast Community College. The signings by the 65 students took place this spring during the College’s Second Annual CTE Signing Day.
Cape Cod Community College (CCCC), founded in 1961, delivers educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Cape Cod, the Canal Region, the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and the Greater Plymouth Area.The review of our achievements at “4C” over the past year included the full implementation of our innovative aviation maintenance program, and the expanded nursing initiative that opened this past fall in a new, state-of-the art healthcare training facility. Congressman Keating is always supportive of our community college efforts, and is a strong advocate of high quality education backed by robust federal funding for our communities.
As a proud, sincere, dedicated member of the Board of Trustees for 29 years, I am so proud of our North Iowa Area Community College and what it has to offer the community. Over the 29 years, I have seen North Iowa Area community College blossom and grow. Our most recent growth is the addition of a Stem Wing and Student Learning Center. NIACC is committed to strengthening the development education area of the Learning Support Division. The attached pictures show our board of trustees wearing hard hats and touring the new Stem Center and attending the ground breaking, shovels in had, for this facility. I am proud to say that NIACC is first in education, leadership, partnerships, and is 14th in the nation of Community Colleges. Our North Iowa Area Community College is affordable, has quality programs, staff and has proudly served North Iowa since 1918.
"A Big Move to the Big Apple
“I really appreciate all the support that has and continues to come from everyone at Wake Tech.”
-Rye Robinson, Class of 2015
Community colleges often tell students that they can “start here and go anywhere” – and that’s exactly what Rye Robinson, former SGA President at Wake Tech, has done. Rye graduated from high school a year early, in nearby Fuquay-Varina, and came to Wake Tech because it was close to home and cost effective. He quickly immersed himself in the college community. He was elected president of the Student Government Association and joined several student clubs: Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success; the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society; and the Debate Club. He also worked part time at Wake Tech’s IT help desk. “I got a top-notch education and met people from all the different campuses and organizations,” he says. “Who could ask for more?” Rye graduated from Wake Tech with two associate degrees and transferred to NC State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Information Technology. His first job out of college required a big move – to the Big Apple! He’s now an Associate Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services in New York, and he credits Wake Tech with opening his eyes to the world of IT. “Wake Tech changed my life,” Rye says. “I really appreciate all the support that has and continues to come from everyone at Wake Tech. I’m really lucky to have been a part of such an awesome community.”"