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Jul 15, 2014, 10:45 ET

Community Colleges To Advance Innovative STEM Programs Through MentorLinks

 Ten community colleges have been selected as the latest cohort to participate in an initiative that advances STEM (science, technology,...

Jul 15, 2014, 00:05 ET

Community Colleges are Committed to Access, Success for All Students

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), on behalf of more than 1,100 community colleges, commends the recent report by the...

May 01, 2014, 07:30 ET

Walmart Foundation Provides $4.19 Million in Support of Community College Workforce Training Programs

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced a $4.19 million three-year grant from Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready,...

Apr 09, 2014, 10:30 ET

Six Innovative Community Colleges Named Awards of Excellence Winners

 The nation's community colleges are making great strides to increase completion rates. Six community colleges were honored for their work...

Apr 03, 2014, 09:07 ET

**UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY** Vice President Biden to Deliver Remarks to Community College Leaders

 On Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m., Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to community college leaders during the American Association...

Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET

Three Community College Legends Recognized for Contributions to Higher Education

The future of community colleges is dependent on the foundation set by the leaders of yesterday and today. With nearly 150 years of higher...

Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET

Penny Pritzker to Receive Harry S. Truman Award from AACC

Community colleges play a vital role in training workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker understands this....

Mar 31, 2014, 13:00 ET

Implementing A 21st-Century Student Success Agenda Is Focus Of 94th Annual AACC Convention

More than 2,000 community college presidents and other senior leaders will attend the 94th Annual Convention of the American Association of...

Mar 21, 2014, 10:00 ET

Vice President Biden to Deliver Remarks to Community College Leaders

 On Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m., Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to community college leaders during the American Association...

Feb 18, 2014, 11:30 ET

New report shows community college yields solid ROI for economy and students

Today the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a new report, "Where Value Meets Values: The Economic Impact of Community...

Jan 31, 2014, 11:00 ET

AACC Announces Partnership With Rowman & Littlefield

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) signed an agreement with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (R&L) to manage...

Jan 30, 2014, 13:00 ET

AACC, Walmart Foundation Announce Job Ready, Willing and Able Initiative

Initiative expands capacity of community colleges to train and place students in middle-skill jobs Through a new $4.19 million grant from the...

Jan 28, 2014, 15:30 ET

Workforce And Training Experts Share Ideas For Preparing A Skilled Workforce

Workforce Development Institute brings together community colleges, industry in Florida How do you prepare for the changing workforce...

Jan 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

24 Community Colleges Recognized for Visionary Work

American Association of Community Colleges to Spotlight Winners April 7 in Washington, D.C. The extraordinary—often visionary—work...

Nov 05, 2013, 10:00 ET

Community Colleges Expand Commitment To Building A Clean Economy With Funding From The Kresge Foundation

AACC Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Enhance Clean Technology Training and Community Resiliency Planning  A new $1.1-million grant awarded...

Oct 23, 2013, 10:00 ET

AACC Launches First National Comprehensive Accountability System For Community Colleges

VFA Will Revolutionize Community College's Ability to Measure Student Outcomes  In an unprecedented effort, the American Association of...

Oct 01, 2013, 10:00 ET

Community Colleges and Siemens Building Campus Living Laboratories

Colleges reducing their carbon footprints while providing hands-on learning for students Thirty community college leaders and Siemens...

Aug 22, 2013, 17:05 ET

AACC Statement in Response to President Obama's Announcement of Ratings for Higher Education

On behalf of its more than 1,100 member colleges, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President Walter G. Bumphus today emphasized...

Jul 25, 2013, 12:21 ET

Coca-Cola Honors Tom Brokaw With New Scholarships For Vets At Community Colleges

 An iconic American brand and a revered broadcast journalist have teamed up to help military service members in 10 states advance their college...

Feb 05, 2013, 10:00 ET

25 Community Colleges Cited For Innovation, Exemplary Practices

American Association of Community Colleges to Spotlight Winners April 23 in San Francisco Twenty-five community colleges from across the...