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CC administrators were on hand at the Community College Futures Assembly’s conference in San Antonio last week to compete for a prestigious Bellwether Award.

The honor recognizes achievement in community college program administration in three fields – workforce development, instructional programs and services, and planning governance and finance. PCC was one of ten finalists recognized in the Instructional Programs and Services category for the “Pathways to Completion” program. 

The honor is the latest to be bestowed upon a component of PCC’s Pathways program, which has been recognized and replicated nationwide as an innovative system of supports for students attending community college. The program currently assists more than 3,000 students achieve their education goals.

PCC Pathways staffers Emily Bangham, Cynthia Olivo, and Carlos “Tito” Altamirano were all in attendance to receive their award. 

The complete list of finalists includes:

Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA)
Hancock Promise

Bucks County Community College (Newtown, PA)
Student Research Conference

El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
EPCC's STS and SCS Program: High Impact Student Internships

Evergreen Valley College (San Jose, CA)
EVC-SJSU RN to BSN Collaborative

Howard Community College (Columbia, MD)
Learning Pathways: Undergraduate Research At Howard Community College

Lake-Sumter State College (Clermont, FL)
RISE Summer Math Academy - Creating a Pathway to Success

Pasadena City College
PCC Pathways to Completion

Polk State College (Winter Haven, FL)
Transforming Advanced Technical Education Through Innovative New Models

Rogue Community College (Grants Pass, OR)
The Rogue Way: Accelerating Career Pathway Opportunities for Adult Basic Skills

Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC)
A Legacy of EPIC Success in Online Education

The Community College Futures Assembly convenes annually as an independent national policy forum for key opinion leaders to work as a “think tank” in identifying critical issues facing the future of community colleges.

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