Celebrating 23 years of recognizing outstanding Bellwether Award winning programs
Following programs have been selected by the national panel of judges as the Finalists for 2017 Bellwether Awards. These colleges presented their programs to the national audience on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Orlando in the final round of competition for coveted Bellwether Awards. Winners were announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2016 during the Award Announcement Luncheon at Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando.
Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
Virtual Tutoring at Pensacola State CollegeThe Pensacola State College Virtual Tutoring Program increases academic support services and makes those services easily accessible. Instructors and peer tutor offer free, online, synchronous tutoring to students from any location with any electronic device with internet access. This quality academic support is offered at times most convenient to students.
Amarillo College – Amarillo, TX
Education Across Barriers: Creating a Systemic Approach Addressing Poverty in Higher EducationIn June 2011, Amarillo College (AC) revolutionized its institution when it created a systemic approach to addressing poverty barriers for students. Today, AC’s No Excuses Poverty Initiative is the connector between campus programs, services and projects designed to support students, boost graduation and transfer, and increase student persistence.
Cuyahoga Community College – Cleveland, OH
Integrated Pathways: From Pathways to Pipelines to Student SuccessThe Manufacturing Center of Excellence provides students with an integrated and accelerated pathway to completion and a pipeline to industry through training in high demand areas. The goal is to be more than a training provider; we are the catalyst for connective solutions between industry, our college, and the community.
- Dale F. Campbell – Professor and Director
- Tina O’Daniels – Associate Director, Bellwether College Consortium
- Xiaodan Hu – Program Director (2015), Community College Futures Assembly
- Murielle Gammons – Program Director, Community College Futures Assembly
- Frank L. Conic – Associate Director, Community College Futures Assembly
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