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AACC Names 25 Finalists for
Awards of Excellence
he American Association of Community Colleges
recently announced its finalists for a new national awards
program designed to honor innovation and progress among
the nation’s community colleges.
Colleges will be honored in five categories: Emerging
Leadership, Student Success, Exemplary CEO/Board, Advancing Diversity, and
Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership.
Winners will be announced during the closing plenary at AACC’s 93rd annual
convention in San Francisco, April 23.
The 2013 AACC Awards of Excellence finalists include:
Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio)
• Howard Community College (Md.)
• Long Beach City College (Calif.) •
Montgomery College (Md.) • St. Johns
River State College (Fla.)
Community College of Allegheny County (Pa.) • Cuyahoga Community College
(Ohio) • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College • Suffolk County Community
College (N. Y.) • Waubonsee Community College (Ill.)
Lone Star College–CyFair (Texas) •
Miami Dade College (Fla.) • Prairie State
College (Ill.) • Seminole State College
(Fla.) • St. Louis Community College
Central New Mexico Community College • Hudson County Community College
(N.J.) • Phillips Community College (Ark.) • South Texas College • Tarrant County
Harper College (Ill.) • Indian River State
College (Fla.) • Northeast Community
College (Neb.) • Northeast State
Community College (Tenn.) • Richland
Community College (Ill.)
Central Piedmont Community
College Hosts Global Summit
business leaders from the
region and throughout the
country met to discuss ways
CPCC could help prepare stu-
dents for jobs in the global
“Global awareness is
a new basic skill for
—Tony Zeiss, president,
Central Piedmont Community College
Experts say the pending
opening of a major inter-
modal facility at Charlotte
Douglas International Air-
port and the expansion of
the Panama Canal in 2014
will cement Charlotte’s
position as a global leader in
commerce and manufacturing.
will begin offering a new
certificate in logistics.
“Global awareness is a new
basic skill for college graduates,” said Zeiss.
CPCC’s Institute for Entrepreneurship helps small
businesses grow and adapt to
the global marketplace.
Zeiss’ advice to other
community college leaders:
“Remember, the most important word in your name
is community. Focus on the
needs of the community,
in particular the needs of
employers,” whether it’s the
local or global community.