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Family and friends of Dr. Richard C. Powers have donated $25,000 to Elgin Community College in Elgin, Ill. The funds will help the college purchase equipment and provide scholarships for students in the health professions. Powers was a student at ECC in the 1970s and he served on the college's physical therapy assistant advisory committee during the 1990s.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $200,000 grant to Hawkeye Community. College in Waterloo. Iowa. The money will be used to study the cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

Housatonic Community. College in Bridgeport, Conn., recently received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used to develop urban education programs.

Texas State Technical College-Waco has received a $50,000 grant from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation to support the "Geeks To Go" service learning project. The college has also received $404,832 in equipment from General Product Support for the diesel mechanics program.

The College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., has received a three-year, $118,765 grant from the U.S. Department of State to fund an exchange with the Zaporizhzhe State Engineering Academy in the Ukraine. The grant is part of a program that links American institutions of higher education with similar institutions in the Former Soviet Union.

Electronic Data Systems recently gave Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich., funds to purchase 10 software licenses. The software will provide students with simulation tools for the design and evaluation of robotic workcells.

A $100,000, three-year grant from Aventis Pharmaceuticals will help expand the math and science departments at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, N.J.

Triton College in River Grove, Ill., is the recipient of a $15,000 Secretary of State New Chapters Literacy Grant. The money will help fund materials and instructors for the college's literacy program, which is operated in conjunction with Sarah's Inn of Oak Park.

Dr. Leonard S. Khazan, an assistant professor of photonics at Camden County College in Blackwood, N.J., has received a $15,000 research grant. Khazan will use the money to study the quality of optical systems like those found in telescopes, microscopes and cameras.

Custom-Bilt Metals, a metal construction company, recently donated a metal roof to Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Wash. Students enrolled in the college's building trades program learned to install the roof.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has given a $375,000 grant to Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. The money will be used to support technology instruction at the college.

Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., recently received several federal grants to increase public access to higher education. A four-year, $403,816 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the college to provide expanded child-care services for students receiving Pell grants. Another grant from the Education Department, for $406,225, will be used to improve academic success and retention rates among Hispanic students at Pima. And a $149,989 grant from the Education Department will fund a degree program that pre-pares students for careers handling individuals with disabilities. A $49,500 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supports a Pima program that provides technical training for wastewater systems operators.

The U.S. Department of Defense has given a $62,390 grant to LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, N.Y. The college will use the funds to improve the computer technology for its physics and physical science programs.

The automotive technology department at the State University of New York-Morrisville in Morrisville, N.Y., has received two minivans from DaimlerChrysler. Students in the automotive technology program will use the vehicles in lab work.
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