Tri-C a finalist for national award

Cuyahoga Community College has been named a finalist in a national Awards of Excellence program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges.

Tri-C was one of only 24 community colleges honored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), which sponsors the program. The college is a finalist for its visionary work in student success, one of six categories in the AACC Awards of Excellence.

“We are honored that Cuyahoga Community College has been named a finalist,” said Alex Johnson, Tri-C president. “This recognizes the bold steps we are taking to ensure that students graduate and enter a productive career or continue on their educational journey.”

The awards program is tied to the key recommendations of the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, a national, blue-ribbon group of education experts. The Awards of Excellence finalists have put those recommendations into action and made a difference in the lives of students on campus and members of their community.

“These finalists are taking risks and forging the path to reimagining our institutions,” said AACC President and CEO Walter G. Bumphus. “Through the Awards of Excellence, we’re able to hold up their bold innovations as models that will benefit all community colleges.”

Winners will be announced April 7 during the 2014 AACC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:19 AM, 02.18.2014