After 45 years, President Mary Thornley isn’t finished at Trident Tech
Charleston Post Courier
In a gesture that often signals an end-of-career victory lap, Trident Technical College recently renamed its main campus in honor of President Mary Thornley after 45 years of service.

Lawmakers proceed with $1B vo-tech schools, community colleges bonds
Lawmakers want to push ahead with putting a ballot measure before voters that would allow the state to issue $1 billion in bonds to fund school upgrades at New Jersey’s community colleges and vocational-technical high schools, as well as security upgrades at K-12 schools.

Florence-Darlington Tech drops out of the hospitality business, transfers Inn ownership
Plans for a culinary and hospitality program are no longer on the table for Florence-Darlington Technical College (South Carolina).

Mountwest president urges support of funding proposal
Huntington Herald Dispatch
In West Virginia, Mountwest Community and Technical College’s president urged the institution’s board of governors to support a new state funding proposal that would mean additional dollars to the school.

Transparency not just a word at Texas State Technical College’s new Abilene campus
First impressions of the new 56,000-square-foot Texas State Technical College facility, dubbed its Industrial Technology Center, on Navajo Trail are a bit transparent.

Massachusetts expands community college scholarship program
Holyoke Community College will hold extended service hours to accommodate new and continuing students before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

Democrats’ bill would address students’ financial struggles
Wisconsin Gazette
Before students were heading back to class and lawmakers heading home for recess, congressional Democrats introduced a legislative proposal — the Aim Higher Act — intended to ensure students a path to a debt-free degree or certificate.

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