In South Carolina
Bank of America provides $3K to Tri-County Technical College
The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC) – May 16, 2013
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation donated $3,000 to Tri-County Technical College’s Connect to College program. The funds are designated to purchase textbooks for students striving to receive their high school diploma and college credit.
Raiford honored as Greenville Tech's longest serving faculty member
Greer Today (Greenville, SC) – May 16, 2013
Dr. Norman Raiford, a professor of history and leadership studies, was honored May 6 upon his retirement from Greenville Technical College as the longest serving faculty member after 39 years of service.
Florence-Darlington Tech to offer top job to Ben Dillard
scnow (Florence, SC) – May 17, 2013
The Florence-Darlington Technical College board voted Thursday afternoon to make Dr. Ben Dillard III the next president of the school, pending contract negotiations.
Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates
The Edgefield Advertiser (Edgefield, SC) – May 18, 2013
The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.
Pickens County Students Graduate from Tri-County Technical College
Easley Patch (Pickens, SC) – May 18, 2013
Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts challenged Tri-County Technical College’s Class of 2013 to take risks, make goals a priority and to give back to their communities.
Around the Nation
Can community colleges double the number of grads by 2020?
Community College Times – May 16, 2013
For administrators at Harper College in Illinois, 10,604 is the magic number—it’s the college’s share of the 5 million additional community college graduates President Obama challenged the nation’s two-year career and technical institutions to contribute to the economy by 2020.
Community Colleges Are Helping Mothers Go Back to School
AAUW – May 16, 2013
That’s what LaKeisha Cook has to say about herself and other student moms at Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland. And Cook is right. David Leonhardt of the New York Times recently argued that, when it comes to a long-term solution for the lethargic labor market, “Nothing is likely to matter more than improving educational attainment.”
Bill Clinton, at WCC, touts community colleges as model for future
lohud.com – May 19, 2013
Bill Clinton contrasted the success of community colleges with the dysfunction of Washington in a speech Saturday at Westchester County’s largest educational facility.