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August 2006, Volume 7, Number 8
 
 

Gatherings

  2006 Conference on Information Technology
  Innovations 2007 Call for Proposals

Opportunities

  League Alliance and Alliance Advantage Membership
  Join the CCTI Network!
  2006 Campus Computing Survey
  Call for Manuscripts

Synergies

  League Services Announces New Offerings
  Uncovering the Heart of Higher Education
  New Pharmacy Technician Internship Announced
  StudentTracker Program Helps Educators Gauge College Success

 

Linkages

  iStream: Focus on Learning and Diversity
  New Online League Store Now Open!
  Knowledge Management Publications
Available Through the League Store
  Getting Results Online Faculty Development: CD Version Now Available

Celebrations

  Member Spotlight: Brookhaven College

 
 
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2006 Conference on Information Technology

CIT logowww.league.org/2006cit
October 22-25, 2006
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hosted by
Charlotte Regional Workforce Development Partnership

CIT is perfect for administrators, faculty, librarians, chief technology officers, webmasters, counselors and advisors, faculty development specialists, and others who care about exploring and expanding the use of information technology to improve all aspects of the educational enterprise.

Registration for the conference is now open! Group registration discounts are available, as is an exciting selection of informative Learning Center Courses that provide in-depth exposure to specific topics while connecting a community of learners who share common interests. Special Sessions are also available. Early registration helps ensure that you secure a place in the Learning Center Course(s) of your choice and that you take advantage of discounted and special group rates of up to 30 percent! To receive the early registration discount, register by September 18, 2006!

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Honorable Sue Myrick, U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina;
  • Ellen D. Wagner, Senior Director, Worldwide E-Learning Solutions, Adobe Systems;
  • Martin Bean, Managing Director, Worldwide Education Industry, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation;
  • Terri M. Manning, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Director, Center for Applied Research, Central Piedmont Community College.

Special Features at CIT

Selected Sessions. With more than 600 selected sessions as part of the conference program, novice educators and experienced professionals alike will find useful information and practical tips that will assist them in doing their job more effectively.

3D HoloProjection Demonstrations. Back by popular demand are demonstrations of 3D HoloProjection technology, a futuristic technology that creates more immersive and realistic learning experiences. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the 3DH live demonstrations are worth millions!

Public Information Officer Summit. Marketing Communications for the 21st Century is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to  5:00 p.m., October 22, 2006. This half-day activity, especially designed for community college public information officers (PIOs) and held in conjunction with the 2006 CIT, focuses on the use of technology for marketing communication. This event provides an excellent opportunity rarely afforded PIOs to learn from each other by discussing issues important to their work. For additional information, contact Julie Haas at jhaas@jccc.edu.

ETS Symposium for College Leaders. Building a Culture of Evidence From the Ground Up will be held October 21-22. The symposium’s main focus is to help colleges create effective educational environments as new or expanded campuses are planned and built. Seating is limited. Fees are $250 per person, or $1,000 for a team of five, and include Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, a Saturday evening reception, and exclusive access to an online network following the symposium.

Open-Source Solutions and Their Implications for Community Colleges. Presentations targeted toward this focus area should help community colleges evaluate, customize, anticipate, and deploy fiscally, technologically, and educationally sound open-source solutions to meet instructional and organizational needs.

More Than 100 Exhibitors. Cutting-edge companies and affiliated organizations serving community colleges provide conference participants with the opportunity to experience the latest products and services in an engaging, extensive, and impressive exhibition hall.

Charlotte, North Carolina. In Charlotte, there is always something new to entice, interest, and amaze. Charlotte's southern culture represents a colorful spectrum, from the fine artwork of the Mint Museum to the engine-racing thunder of NASCAR that draws more than one million visitors each year. Whether you stay a day, a weekend, or longer, Charlotte will keep you entertained!

Exhibiting at CIT. The 2006 CIT will continue the momentum and excitement generated by previous conferences by bringing an even greater number of participants to the alluring city of Charlotte. Companies that have exhibited at CIT in previous years know that space in the hall is limited and fills quickly. Be sure to secure your exhibition space early for the 2006 CIT! Direct any questions about exhibiting or about becoming a League Corporate Partner to Chris Hennessey at hennessey@league.org.

Hotel and Travel Information. Hotel and travel information is now available. For assistance or additional information, please visit www.league.org/2006cit, email Ed Leach, or call (480) 705-8200, ext. 233.

 

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Innovations 2007 Call for Proposals

Innovations 2006http://www.league.org/i2007/
March 4-7, 2007
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosted by
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
 
The League for Innovation is accepting proposals to present at the Innovations 2007 conference, March 4-7, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submit your proposal online at www.league.org/i2007/cfp/call.htm. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, September 22, 2006.

The Innovations 2007 conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, located on the banks of the Mississippi River, with easy access to everything New Orleans has to offer. This full-service luxury complex is actually a city within itself, providing shopping and entertainment options just steps away. The Riverwalk Marketplace (140+ shops and food outlets) is at the hotel's doorstep, as are Harrah's Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, the IMAX Theatre, the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the National D-Day Museum, the Arts District, the Louisiana Children's Museum, and the Riverfront Streetcar.

Innovations Streams. The Innovations conference incorporates ideas, initiatives, and inspirations from seven major streams into the broader conference goal of encouraging and facilitating student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership and Organization
  • Workforce Preparation and Development
  • Student Services and Activities
  • Basic Skills and Developmental Education
  • Resource Development and Foundation Management
  • Research, Assessment, and Accountability

Major Events and Opportunities at Innovations 2007

  • More than 2,000 attendees exchanging the latest innovative practices in community colleges
  • Learning Center Courses on leading-edge topics granting continuing education units 
  • Extensive exhibition of educational resources and services from League Corporate Partners
  • Engaging keynotes, forums, special sessions, and poster sessions addressing critical issues facing community college educators
  • Roundtable Discussions offering a more personal setting for exchanging ideas
  • Email and Internet Lab
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas with hundreds of colleagues during receptions, coffee and refreshment breaks, and after-hours gatherings

Hotel and Travel Information
Hotel and travel information is available at http://www.league.org/i2007/travel.htm.

For more information:
Mary Harris
Meeting Planner
480-705-8200, ext. 228
harris@league.org

We look forward to another great conference and hope you'll join us in New Orleans! Please share this information with others who may want to participate.

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League Alliance and Alliance Advantage Membership

League membershipWhen you become a League Alliance member, your institution's administration, faculty, and staff become part of the international community connected to the League's efforts. Just take the time to look at the League website, and we think you'll agree that joining the League is a valuable proposition.

By joining with the more than 790 League Alliance members, you demonstrate your institution's commitment to innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. Some of the many benefits available to League Alliance Members include

To obtain even more benefits, your institution can sign up to become a League Alliance Advantage Member. As a League Alliance Advantage member, you'll not only receive the benefits listed above, but your institution will also have access to iStream. More than 70 community colleges have joined as League Alliance Advantage members to enjoy the benefits of this state-of-the-art tool that offers users an abundance of additional resources and information.
 
Join now and start interacting with some of the most innovative institutions in the world!

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Join the CCTI Network!

CCTIMore than 140 community colleges have already joined the College and Career Transitions Initiative Network. If your college is interested in easing transitions to college and work, reducing remediation, defining and promoting career pathways, and leading your high schools and employer partners into the future, the CCTI Network is for you! Join today at www.league.org/ccti/networkapplication.

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2006 Campus Computing Survey

Campus computingCommunity colleges are invited to participate in the 2006 Campus Computing Survey, launched last month by The Campus Computing Project. The results from the 2006 Campus Computing Survey will be presented at the League's 2006 Conference on Information Technology, October 22-25, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
The annual Campus Computing Survey is the largest continuing study of information technology issues in American higher education. It remains one of the best sources for data and information about IT planning and policy issues affecting U.S. colleges and universities. Kenneth C. Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project (www.campuscomputing.net) reports that more than 100 community colleges participated in the 2005 survey.

For information about the Campus Computing Project and to participate in the 2006 survey, please contact Kenneth Green (cgreen@campuscomputing.net).

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Call for Manuscripts

League publicationsThe League maintains an open call for manuscripts for its monthly digital publications, Leadership Abstracts, Learning Abstracts, and Innovation Showcase. The editorial staff invites community college educators and scholars to share effective, innovative practices, processes, strategies, and programs with the field through the brief articles (1,500 to 2,000 words) featured in these publications. Click on the publication links below to access the guidelines for prospective authors:

Leadership Abstracts
Learning Abstracts
Innovation Showcase

If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Wilson at wilson@league.org or (480) 705-8200, ext. 238.

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League Services Announces New Offerings

League servicesEnhancing International Education Opportunities. Are you looking for someone to conduct an analysis of your college’s international office? Could your college’s international office use help with program development, study-abroad programs, or other areas critical to international programs? (More information.)

The Colors of Leadership. As we prepare for the next generation of leaders, our administrators, directors, and department chairs must focus on developing exceptional leadership skills. This highly interactive seminar uses personality temperament as the foundation for understanding leadership styles. (More information.)

The Colors of Diversity and Culture. As we prepare for the next generation of leaders, our administrators, directors, and department chairs must focus on creating and nurturing diverse environments. This highly interactive seminar uses personality temperament as the foundation for understanding diversity and cultural awareness. (More information.)

The Colors of a High-Performance Team. As we prepare for the next generation of leaders, our administrators, directors, and department chairs must focus on creating high-performing teams. This highly interactive seminar uses personality temperament as the foundation for understanding diversity and cultural awareness. (More information.)

To have these new offerings and other topics delivered on your campus, email Ed Leach or call (480) 705-8200, x233.

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Uncovering the Heart of Higher Education

In our densely interconnected world, integrative teaching and learning have never been more important. But in what components of their studies and in what dimensions of their persons are students being asked to make connections? We understand integration within a major, between fields, and even between knowledge and practice. More recently, the relationship between curricular and co-curricular activities has received attention. While these and other trends help students and faculty integrate otherwise fragmentary elements of their educational venture, do we go far enough? Do our efforts reach the often unspoken heart of higher education?

The central questions become, Do current higher education efforts address the whole human being - mind, heart, and spirit - in ways that contribute best to our future on this fragile planet? What steps can we take to make our community colleges, colleges, and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff?

After two years of dialogue and planning, The Fetzer Institute and California Institute of Integral Studies are sponsoring a major conference in San Francisco on February 22–25, 2007, for the field of higher education. Uncovering the Heart of Higher Education will focus on integrative learning for compassionate action in an interconnected world. Conference partners include the Associated New American Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council of Independent Colleges, League for Innovation in the Community College, and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Targeted to faculty, administrators, student life professionals, and chaplains, the conference will address the relationships between curriculum and values; intellectual, aesthetic, and moral intelligences; technical competency and compassionate action; critical reasoning and contemplative inquiry; and vocation and life purpose. The rising interest in integrative learning supports a holistic approach to education that is founded on a growing recognition of the need for students to integrate their inner lives and their outer vocations. One aim of the conference is to draw together and articulate teaching perspectives from around the world that are theoretical, pedagogical, and relational. Tracks of inquiry will include contemplation, spirituality, and religion in higher education; integration of emotional and academic intelligence; cross-cultural competency, integrative learning communities, learning through work and service, leading from within, and the major trends in research.

With the rigor of traditional academic conferences, leading faculty, administrators, and student life professionals will present and explore best teaching practices as well as theoretical frameworks for programs, courses, and activities that will explore, promote, and cultivate a balanced education of heart, mind, and spirit, and a need to work in the world. At the same time, this conference will gather leading and diverse voices from across the country to share their journeys as educators.

Keynote speakers will include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker; educational activist and author Parker Palmer; Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela of the University of Cape Town and author of A Human Being Died That Night; Robert Kegan, developmental psychologist at Harvard University and author of The Evolving Self; Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College; Steve Mittelstet, president of Richland College; Diana Chapman Walsh, president of Wellesley College; Alexander and Helen Astin, co-directors of the Templeton Project on Spirituality in Higher Education. The conference includes five preconference institutes, 50 sessions, and four site visits in San Francisco.

Session leaders include Mirabai Bush, Arthur Chickering, Mary Taylor Huber, Pat Hutchings, Paul Elsner, Peter Laurence, Wayne Muller, Marilyn Nelson, Mary Rose O’Reilly, David Pollick, Ann Ponder, Laura Rendon, Elizabeth Ursic, Hal Roth, Jake Schrum, David Scott, Steve Severin, Patti Owen Smith, Beverly Tatum, and Arthur Zajonc.

Online registration begins this fall. For more information, visit www.heartofeducation.org or email Joseph Subbiondo, president of California Institute of Integral Studies, at heartofeducation@ciis.edu.

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New Pharmacy Technician Internship Announced

GatlinGatlin Education Services has reached an agreement with Walgreens that will give students an important leg up in the job market. Walgreens will offer its externship program to students in several Walgreens districts who are taking Gatlin’s pharmacy technician online career training program, provided basic qualifications are met.

Gatlin’s nationally recognized pharmacy technician program is available at hundreds of continuing education departments at community colleges and universities across the United States. This blended learning online program teaches the necessary skills to gain employment as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail setting. The course aims to provide high school graduates and individuals seeking new careers the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for the mandated national certification.

Walgreens supplies interns with 80 to 160 hours of hands-on experience that includes assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications, and a bevy of administrative duties. Gatlin and Walgreens initially expect to enroll about a dozen students in the internship program every month, with that number doubling in a year’s time. More than 8,600 individuals have expressed an interested in Gatlin’s pharmacy technician course this year.  

“The pharmacy technician program is one of our most popular offerings,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “The added benefit of having a valuable internship will continue to put Gatlin students a step ahead in an ultra-competitive job market. The partnership with Walgreens will not only open doors for students, but will also pave the way for similar advantages with our other programs.”

Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s online career training courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.

Walgreen Co. is the nation’s largest drugstore chain, with fiscal 2005 sales of $42.2 billion. The company operates more than 5,250 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico.

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StudentTracker Program Helps Educators Gauge College Success

NSC logoThe National Student Clearinghouse, the nation's trusted source for student degree and enrollment verification, announced last month that participation in its StudentTracker for High Schools program has surpassed 1,000 high schools nationwide. The program extends the Clearinghouse’s popular StudentTracker educational research service to high school districts, allowing them to more accurately measure the college success of their graduates. Participating high schools have a combined enrollment of nearly three million students and graduate more than 200,000 students each year. The 165 participating school districts comprise some of the nation’s largest school districts, including Chicago Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as all school districts in Utah.

Participants provide the Clearinghouse with electronic files of their high school diploma recipients. The Clearinghouse then matches the information against its national database, which contains records on 75 million college students. These records are updated frequently by more than 2,800 postsecondary institutions that enroll over 91 percent of all US college students. Each StudentTracker for High Schools participant receives a comprehensive annual report containing the names of the colleges its high school graduates attended, institution type (e.g., two-year, four-year, etc.), attendance dates, enrollment status (for colleges that list this item as directory information), degrees earned, and major courses of study. With this information, districts and high schools can measure the effectiveness of their college preparation efforts. A sample report is available at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/highschools/pdfs/ST_sample_report.pdf.

StudentTracker is fully compliant with FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. High school districts that are interested in participating or receiving additional information can contact the Clearinghouse at (703) 742-4200. A full list of StudentTracker for High Schools participants is available at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/highschools/pdfs/HSDistricts_list.pdf.

The National Student Clearinghouse is the most trusted source for enrollment and degree verification in the United States. A nonprofit organization established by the higher education community in 1993, the Clearinghouse serves as a central repository and single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate, comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of participating institutions. Student loan providers, employers, student credit issuers, student health insurance providers, the U.S. Department of Education, and others access the Clearinghouse's registry over 100 million times annually to conduct electronic student record verifications. For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.

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iStream: Focus on Learning and Diversity

iStream logoSubscribers to iStream have access to League conference keynote speeches and selected other sessions, League print and electronic publications, and a variety of other focused content for staff and organizational development. This month’s special focus is learning and diversity, and the following list highlights special features and new content for August.

Thoughtful Topics. Kay McClenney doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of community college education. Her powerful 2004 Innovations speech is enough to make any educator think hard about the promises we make – and keep.

League Projects. Diversity is a major value at Oregon’s Lane Community College. Read about this college’s strong Native American programs and a new longhouse built on the campus.

Partners
Are transfer students disappearing from high-profile universities? A new study addresses the question.

Ten Questions to Leadership. Did you know that only 20 percent of learning comes from external reality? Party animal turned thinker extraordinaire Arthur Chickering gives some thought-provoking answers to this month’s Ten Questions to Leadership.

Education Pathways. The indefatigable George Lorenzo offers a rich stew of issues and ideas on 21st century education: interoperability, open source, digital repositories, rich media, and more.

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New Online League Store Now Open!

League storeThe League is pleased to announce the opening of our newly revamped online store, with a user-friendly search feature, descriptions of available publications, and convenient credit card and purchase order options. The League Store, at www.leaguestore.org, offers new titles such as Knowledge Management in Practice: The Cuyahoga Community College Experience, and the ever-popular Cross Papers, as well as best-sellers such as Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad’s Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web and Robert H. McCabe’s Yes We Can: A Community College Guide to Developing America’s Underprepared. The League Store also features CD versions of the LENs faculty development program (individual and institutional licenses are available) and the Getting Results online faculty development modules.

League publications focus on issues of particular interest to community college administrators, faculty, and staff, and frequently showcase effective practices and model programs in place at community colleges. For more information or to place an order, visit www.leaguestore.org.

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Knowledge Management Publications
Available Through the League Store

Book coversPublished by the League in spring 2006, Knowledge Management in Practice: The Cuyahoga Community College Experience, by Frank William Reis and Amy C. Eugene, provides an in-depth look at the processes Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, used in designing, implementing, and evaluating knowledge management across the institution. A companion to the 2004 League publication by Lisa A. Petrides, Turning Knowledge Into Action, this new publication includes a number of templates and graphic images illustrating the processes used at the college and provides practical tools for institutions seeking a knowledge management model for application in higher education.

Both Knowledge Management in Practice: The Cuyahoga Community College Experience and Turning Knowledge Into Action are available for purchase at the League Store, www.leaguestore.org. A special discount is available for League Alliance members.

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Getting Results Online Faculty Development: CD Version Now Available

Getting results cdWGBH-TV and the League for Innovation in the Community College are pleased to announce the availability of Getting Results multimedia professional development modules for training community college faculty. The modules are available online at no cost (www.league.org/gettingresults), and a CD version is available for purchase through the League Store (www.leaguestore.org). The modules focus on the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, specifically in Advanced Technology Education classrooms. The videos accompanying the modules include real teachers and students in real classroom settings across the country, representing a range of fields, institutions, programs, and subject areas.

Suitable for self-study, face-to-face training, or other formats of online and onsite use, Getting Results gives faculty members strategies for deepening teaching and learning. Extensive curriculum is now available online at no charge at www.league.org/gettingresults. Free downloadable PDF versions of web-based text and PowerPoint outlines are included with each module. A CD-ROM version that does not require internet access is available for purchase ($29 price includes standard shipping) from the League Store at www.leaguestore.org.

Getting Results begins with an orientation video followed by six modules. Each module features classroom videos illustrating classroom practice; background information about the teacher and class; activities for learners; readings; downloadable, printable PDF versions of web-based text content; customizable PowerPoint slide shows; and suggestions on how to incorporate the strategies into users’ own classrooms. The module topics are

  • Creating a Community of Learners,
  • Planning for Outcomes,
  • Active Teaching and Learning,
  • Moving Beyond the Classroom,
  • Teaching with Technology, and
  • Assessing Teaching and Learning.

Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program, Getting Results was produced by WGBH-TV, PBS’s flagship station, in association with the League for Innovation in the Community College. Getting Results draws on research about best practices in adult learning. It has been piloted at 13 community and technical colleges, and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) at The University of Texas at Austin is conducting a formative and summative evaluation through 2007.

WGBH Boston is America’s pre-eminent public broadcasting producer, the source of fully one-third of PBS's prime-time lineup, along with some of public television’s best-known lifestyle shows and children's programs and many public radio favorites. WGBH is the number-one producer of websites on pbs.org, one of the most trafficked dot-org websites in the world. WGBH is a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who rely on captioning or video descriptions. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards, and even two Oscars. In 2002, WGBH was honored with a special institutional Peabody Award for 50 years of excellence. For more information, visit www.wgbh.org.

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Member Spotlight: Brookhaven College

Ray F. Attner Chosen as Piper Professor of 2006
Brookhaven College

Dallas, Texas

Ray f. attnerRay F. Attner, business management professor, was selected as a Piper Professor of 2006 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio for superior teaching at the college level. Only 15 professors at State of Texas colleges and universities are selected annually for recognition as Piper Professors. Attner has twice been honored by his colleagues as Brookhaven College's Excellence in Teaching Award winner, first in 1981, and again in 2005.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, founded in 1950, has selected outstanding professors from two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities every year since 1958, with a certificate of merit, a gold pin, and a $5,000 honorarium. Nominations for awards are requested annually from all accredited institutions of higher learning in the State of Texas and reviewed by an impartial selection committee from the academic community.

"I am so honored and humbled to be selected," said Professor Attner. "I have difficulty expressing my joy at the honor. For longer than I can remember, my ultimate goal has always been student learning. The fruition of my professional career has been watching my students walk across the stage at graduation. This award is now the culmination of all my efforts," he said.

"We are very proud of Ray and of the commitment he shows each day to his students, his teaching, and to the college," said Sharon L. Blackman, Brookhaven College president. "Professor Attner takes student success personally, and it's his first priority. His students know he will challenge them in the classroom, support them when they need additional help, and, if needed, walk them through the process of finding the college services that they need to succeed."

With extraordinary talent as an instructor and a leader, Attner has served Brookhaven College and the Dallas County Community College District for more than 34 years. His selection as a Piper Professor is a testament to his reputation as an outstanding teacher, author, and college leader, and a mentor for students, administrators, and faculty.

As a founding faculty member at Brookhaven College in 1978, over the years, Attner has served as the faculty dean of the Business Studies Division, director of the Marketing and Management Center, acting vice president of instruction, acting director of marketing for distance learning, and acting executive dean of Workforce and Continuing Education. Currently, Attner is a professor of business and management and president of the Brookhaven College Faculty Association. 

StudentsAmong his accomplishments, Attner has twice been selected as Brookhaven College's Excellence in Teaching Award winner, written four college textbooks, and served as the faculty content specialist in the production of three different video-based distance learning courses that are used internationally. He has served as the Faculty Association president four times, has chaired or co-chaired the last three Brookhaven College presidential search committees, and chaired the college's compliance team for the reaccreditation visit by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Attner holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana State University. His professional affiliations include the Texas Community College Teachers Association and the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce.

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