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Viewpoint: Fueling the biotech boom and bridging educational gaps

Biotechnology is not just another industry; it’s a transformative force that has the potential to revolutionize healthcare, agriculture and even our approach to combating climate change. In recent years, North San Diego County has emerged as a rapidly expanding bioscience hub, attracting some of the most innovative firms in the biotech sector. However, this industry’s […]

Student story: Shedding new light on term ‘mani-pedi’

Shannon Bullard-Dorsey recently graduated from the nail technician program at San Jacinto College’s South Campus, but her specialty isn’t the bling. The Army veteran has been doing nails since she was a teenager. “My mom ended up in a nursing home when I was a teen, and I would visit her and do her manicures […]

Community college students win U.S. Department of State Fellowship

While completing their associate degree, two community college students were selected for the high-profile U.S. Department of State diversity recruitment program – the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship. Now they are pursuing their bachelor’s degree with academic funding while preparing for a Foreign Service career. They are amongst the 15 individuals selected for the […]

Promising practices in outreach, recruitment for STEM

Ask any 12-year-old girl what she wants to be when she grows up and she most likely will say a doctor, teacher or veterinarian. “They want to help people,” explained Pamela Silvers, a co-principal investigator of Mentor-Connect. But most colleges promote their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to prospective students with the promise […]

Panther Partners participants share insights for First Gen College Day

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Panther Partners program provides a welcoming cohort experience for students who come from families where neither parents nor guardians hold a college degree from an institution in the United States. The college is celebrating the program and participants on First Gen College Day on Nov. 8, a commemorative […]

Viewpoint: Issues with student-as-customer model

The next time you seek medical care, know that the nurse taking your blood pressure could be among the 77% of nurses who lack the clinical skills to do the job. When you send your child off to school, it is worth noting that 75% of teachers graduate from college ill-prepared to manage and instruct […]

Digital navigators ensure digital inclusion

Portland Community College (PCC) has recently welcomed 14 digital navigators to facilitate greater technological accessibility for its students. A digital navigator serves as a specialized guide focused on helping individuals bridge their digital skills gaps and achieve greater confidence in the use of technology. Situated within the PCC libraries and tutoring centers, these professionals are […]

Law Pathway program is going strong

The Law Pathway Programat Santa Monica College (SMC) supports traditionally underrepresented students on their path to law school and is designed to diversify the legal profession. The program has entered the seventh year with 26 newly admitted students and 25 continuing students. The program has seen a 100% graduation and transfer rate since its inception. The […]

GTECHS is equation for success for math teacher

Four days after graduating from East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) on May 7, 2019, Alexis Turner walked across the same stage in the college’s Lyceum Auditorium to receive her high school diploma from the Golden Triangle Early College High School (GTECHS). Fast forward to today, and Turner, 22, who resides in Starkville, is in her […]

Hands-on culinary class helps students soar

Students in the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College S.O.A.R. (Skills, Opportunity, Awareness, Readiness) program are now able to prepare for jobs in the hospitality industry by participating in a new food service training program at the North Carolina college’s South Campus. The S.O.A.R. program serves adults with intellectual disabilities. A new culinary class called Food Service Fundamentals […]