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2014 March Symposium

March 7, 2014 Symposium Agenda Presentation: Welcome & Kick Off Resource Materials: CC+ FAQ Dr. David T. Harrison - President, Columbus State Community College Dr. Karen E. Rafinski - Interim President, Ohio Association of Community Colleges Presentation: Community College Funding Consultation Panel Resource Materials: OACC FY15 SSI Allocation Recommendations Laura Rittner - Director of Research & Data Analysis, OACC Martha Snyder - Senior Associate, HCM Strategists Jeff Boudouris - Vice [...]

September 15th, 2014|Projects and Initiatives|

College Completion Coaches Program Recognized

For Immediate Release COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 edition of “Transforming Communities Through Service” publicationhas listed the AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative, a strategic partnership between the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, AmeriCorps and ServeOhio, as an innovative program. The AmeriCorps Completion Coaches Initiative, which in the 2013-2014 academic year has placed 25 “Coaches” who [...]

May 6th, 2014|Community College News|

2014 All Ohio Academic Team Honorees Named

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sixty of the highest achieving community college students from around Ohio were honored Wednesday, April 30, as part of the All-Ohio Academic Team Awards. “Congratulations to the fine scholars that make up the 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team,” said Karen Rafinski, interim president of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. “Their dedication to [...]

May 5th, 2014|OACC News|

Apprenticeship Programs Can Lead To Credit

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's community college system is part of a new national consortium to make it easier for students in apprenticeships to transfer their experience into academic credit. But the state and Cuyahoga Community College are among the leaders in this initiative, officials said. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the national program at [...]

April 10th, 2014|OACC News|

OACC on Farm Bureau’s “Town Hall Ohio”

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges is coming to a radio near you! OACC Interim President Dr. Karen Rafinski and Director of Public Affairs Jeff Ortega recently taped a segment for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Town Hall Ohio” radio program, a public affairs program hosted by Joe Cornely, OFBF’s Sr. Director of Corporate Communications [...]

December 30th, 2013|OACC News|

Vindicator: Restore College Financial Aid

An editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator on Dec. 22, 2013 There is no reason that students attending Ohio’s many community colleges should be discriminated against when it comes to receiving state financial assistance. But, that’s exactly the situation today because state government has not restored the Ohio College Opportunity Grants for financially disadvantaged community-college students. [...]

December 22nd, 2013|Community College News|

OACC Wants State Needs Based Aid Restored

Published: Sun, December 8, 2013 @ 12:08 a.m. in the Youngstown Vindicator By Denise Dick denise_dick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Since 2009, Ohio’s community-college students have been ineligible for need-based state aid, and they remain the only higher-education sector that’s still ineligible. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges wants to change that. The association recommends reinstatement of the [...]

December 8th, 2013|Community College News|