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Jim Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College, was awarded the 2017 Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize at the League’s Innovations Conference in San Francisco, California, March 13, 2017.

Named in honor of Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize is given to an individual who has greatly influenced a transformation in teaching and learning, or to a college that best exemplifies the ideals and characteristics of a learning college as established by O’Banion...

The League for Innovation in the Community College announces a $2.9 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to develop a three-part credentialing program for retail workers. Twelve community colleges across the country will participate in the program—Walmart Brighter Futures 3.0—which will build on the success of the Western Association of Food Chains’ (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate (RMC). 

Over the 2.5 year period of the grant, the selected colleges, based in urban, suburban, and rural areas, will work with retail employers who are committed to the RMC as the credential for...