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Oakton Community College President Joianne Smith (right) joins Justin Kaufmann on the Steve Cochran Show to talk about college affordability. (Photo: OCC)

The affordability of community college
Steve Cochran Show/WGN Radio
Joianne Smith, president of Oakton Community College in Illinois, discusses college affordability, including how community college students can use the transfer path.

SC4 president puts the emphasis on ‘community’ with new Experience Center
The Keel
St. Clair County Community College President Deborah Snyder began in her role in 2016 focused on enhancing the student experience and re-establishing the college as an integral community partner.

Lorain County JVS adds technical degrees
Chronicle-Telegram
While more students in Lorain County, Ohio, are earning college credits toward associate degrees while in high school, the Lorain County Joint Vocational School and Lorain County Community College are teaming up to bring an innovative new program to the area that will focus on getting students more technical degrees.

Editorial: Daily Herald says ‘yes’ to Harper College referendum
Daily Herald
In the half century of Harper College’s existence, it has developed into a jewel of the Northwest suburbs of Illinois, a proud and innovative institution of higher education and, in this era, vital workforce retraining.

Commentary: Wilkes Community College aims to bolster completion and boost social mobility
EdNC
The WCC team has met with over 200 community leaders and engaged more than 3,500 stakeholders across the region. They then brought community feedback together with national, regional and statewide data to create benchmarks and reflect best practices in the plan.

Kansas City DACA recipient can’t vote, but that hasn’t stopped her from registering others
KCUR 98.3 (with audio)
Young voters ages 18 to 24 are the least likely to vote in midterm elections, but Frida Sanchez wants to change that. For months, the 19-year-old Johnson County Community College student has been registering other young people to vote.

Three Cuban students go from MIA to MIT
Miami Herald
Three Miami Dade College students will continue their higher education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Astronaut to launch GCC’s STEM Week
Greenfield Recorder
Astronaut Cady Coleman says she’s all about using her fame and experience to help draw women and minorities into the sciences. She will speak at Greenfield Community College on October 22, kicking off the statewide STEM Week and concurrent events on campus.

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