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CCBC selected as 2014 Legacy Award Finalist

Baltimore, Md. (Dec. 18, 2013) -- The Community College of Baltimore County was among 10 finalists chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly as it issued its call for Legacy Award nominations. The Legacy award application criteria included only former bellwether finalist programs that were able to illustrate five years of program effectiveness.

The Legacy award is sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The call for nominations extended out to over 500 community college programs and 60 postsecondary institutions. The field of Legacy nominations was very competitive with 30 Legacy applications. All finalists will present at the Assembly on Jan. 25, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, and one winner will then be selected by a panel of national experts. The winners will be announced Jan. 28 at the CCFA annual meeting in Orlando.

The 2014 Legacy Finalist include:

The Community College of Baltimore County
High Impact Assessment: Progress and Transformation

South Texas College
Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy

Cleveland State Community College and Chattanooga State Community College
Do the Math: Solving the Nation's Math Problems

Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium with Mid-South Community College
The Power of Partnerships Continues!

Montgomery County Community College
Nursing shortage generates innovative program expansion: 10 Years of success

Indian River State College
Baccalaureate Transition Team

Austin Community College
College Connection: A Legacy of Student Access and Success

Alamo Colleges
Alamo Academies - An Industry-Driven, Higher Education Program of Studies, Workforce and Economic Development Partnership: Solving the School-to-Careers Pipeline

Central Community College-Columbus
Evolving Collaboration: The Key to Developing and Building America’s Workforce

Temple College
Partners in Excellence: A Decade of Success through Collaboration at the Temple College Clinical Simulation Center

The Community College Futures Assembly, now in its 20th year, convenes annually as an independent national policy forum for key opinion leaders to work as a “think tank” in identifying critical issues facing the future of community colleges, and to recognize Bellwether Finalist colleges as trend-setting institutions. For more information, consult the Community College Futures Assembly website at or email

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Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named “Great Colleges to Work For.”

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