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Funding roundup

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Central Arizona College’s Criminal Justice Club was presented with a $500 check from Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu at a recent luncheon for the college’s administration of justice program. In addition, the county sheriff’s and attorney’s offices donated scholarships to the program.


MiraCosta College is set to better assist student veterans upon receiving a $305,500 grant from the Howard Charitable Foundation. The funds will help to augment counseling services and MiraCosta’s Veterans Information Center, as well as allow the college to administer loans and emergency grants to veteran students. MiraCosta serves about 1,140 active duty military personnel and veterans, and an additional 680 military dependents.


Manchester Community College raised an estimated $250,000 at its 20th “An Evening of Fine Wines” event. The gala evening featured wine tasting as well as silent and live auctions to raise funds for scholarships and program enhancements. The funds raised help support student scholarships and programming.

New Jersey

Ocean County College’s (OCC) health information technology (HIT) grant has been extended by a year. The college received an additional $181,351, bringing the total to $611,821. The grant had initially been a two-year grant as part of the federal 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

The funding has enabled OCC to develop and implement a six-month, non-credit HIT training program that awards an electronic health record certificate. With the additional funding, certificate completers who also passed the passed the national certified electronic health eecords specialist exam can complete the new certificate in health information management.