Germanna Community College President David Sam climbs into the cab of an 18-wheeler at the opening of the GCC Center for Workforce's Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology. The new center provides a base for apprenticeship programs and offers trades training. (Photo: GCC)

Germanna Community College opens its Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Virginia, like a number of other states, has begun focusing on careers in trades and other occupations that require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree.

Most private colleges take very few transfers. At USC, about 1,500 get a spot each year
Los Angeles Times
Recruiting and accepting a significant number of transfers has helped change the demographics of the private University of Southern California. The campus is no longer majority white; about 23 percent of undergraduates are eligible for Pell grants, federal financial aid for low-income students.

Gubernatorial candidate touts importance of community colleges
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently told community college leaders that they could impact the state’s future and bring needed economic changes to Ohio.

Good news for Arizona nonprofits: a new resource is on its way
Phoenix Business Journal
Maricopa Community Colleges has announced that it will launch its own Sanford Institute of Philanthropy to support nonprofits.

Regents approve new leader for Nevada’s community colleges
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education has named Nate Mackinnon the first permanent leader of the state’s four community colleges as a vice chancellor.

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