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Jobs for the Future Announces New Initiative to Transform Adult Education

Community College Review

It is a four-year, multi-state initiative that promises to change the way community colleges look at adult education. Learn about the latest initiative from Jobs for the Future, Accelerating Opportunity, a Breaking Through Initiative, which is designed to ensure more workers in this country have the skills they need to land good jobs.

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ANNA MIARKA-GRZELAK

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Miarka-Grzelak earned a master’s degree in English philology from the University of Warsaw and a master’s in adult education from Indiana University. Anna Miarka-Grzelak has been named vice president for strategic enrollment and innovation at the State University of New York Cobleskill.

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SYBIL NEWMAN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Newman holds a bachelor’s degree in in professional speech, theatre arts, and broadcast communication and a master’s in leadership studies and adult education from North Carolina A&T University. She served as interim director of the GTCC Foundation.

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PATRENA BENTON ELLIOTT

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Elliott earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master's in adult education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, and a Doctor of Philosophy in leadership studies at N.C. A&T.

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KHRYSTYNA SANBORN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Khrystyna Sanborn Khrystyna Sanborn has been appointed dean of adult education at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois. Sanborn served as associate dean and then interim dean at the college. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kyiv National University in Ukraine.

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DOMINIQUE HARRISON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master’s in adult education specializing in higher education from A&T. Harrison served as director of undergraduate recruitment and admissions.

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New IDR Rules a Win for the Stopped-Out, Less Helpful for Community College Grads

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Collier, an assistant professor of higher and adult education in the department of leadership at the University of Memphis. “We The changes are likely to be particularly helpful for women and minoritized borrowers, who are more likely to be enrolled in IDR programs, according to Dr. Daniel A.