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Illinois

Highland Community College’s (HCC) “Growing for tomorrow…Changing lives today” campaign is expanding. Sauer-Danfoss, a Freeport-based global manufacturer, donated $50,000 to support the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and the Wind Turbine Technology Center. HCC is renaming the CNC machining room and the CAD/drafting room in the technology center as the Sauer-Danfoss Manufacturing Technology Center.

Maryland

Prince George’s Community College will implement a new redesign of the Developmental Mathematics Sequence using a $81,151 grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The new program will accelerate students’ time to complete developmental math courses by combining computer exercises and regularly scheduled class meetings with professors. The pilot program will begin in the fall.  

Missouri

Ozarks Technical Community College received a $15,000 donation from Branson, Mo., Mayor Raeanne Presley and Steve Presley for the new Table Rock Campus. The new campus is expected to open fall 2013. 

Washington

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), in partnership with Spokane Public Schools, was awarded a $75,000 grant from College Spark Washington to improve the alignment of math course content between the college and the K–12 system. For two years, all Algebra II students at the public schools will take SFCC’s developmental placement math test. The results will be used to align curriculum and standards in mathematics.

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