Spring 2022 ISSUE

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Letter From the President

Founded in 1968 by B. Lamar Johnson and a dozen U.S. community and technical college presidents, the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) has proudly served community college institutions for 54 years.

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Partnering to Better Meet Students’ Basic Needs

Community college faculty, staff, and administrators have long been innovators and problem solvers. Indeed, the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) was founded over 50 years ago when B. Lamar Johnson brought together...

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From Food Pantry to CARE Center: A Holistic Approach to Student Basic Needs

When Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) applied to participate in the League’s Innovative Solutions for Hunger Relief and Student Success Project in 2019, project lead Carmen Shurtleff had no idea...

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Project Firstline: Infection Control in Community College Curriculum

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored gaps in infection control knowledge and practice in healthcare settings nationwide. In spring 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with...

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The Collective Impact of Community Colleges and Communities: Workforce Development With Wraparound Services

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League), with support from the Garcia Family Foundation, is leading a three-year collaborative project designed to support low-income, first-generation...

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Building a Model for On-Ramping Underserved Populations to Career Pathways in Retail Management

Working with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), and with support from ECMC Foundation, the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is engaged in a two-year project to demonstrate...

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Innovatus, Spring 2022, Spotlight

Congratulations to the almost 300 faculty, staff, and administrators from 60 member institutions who received 2021-2022 Excellence Awards for exemplifying exceptional teaching and leadership!

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Northeast Texas Community College: Serving Students in Need

As Northeast Texas Community College transformed its new food pantry into the CARE Center (see From Food Pantry to CARE Center: A Holistic Approach to Student Basic Needs), staff and students used a variety of activities to...

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