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Grants & Gifts.

Palo Alto College in California has received a grant from the International Consortium for Education and Economic Development's Entree Program for 2000-01. The grant will allow the college to continue the teacher/student exchange program that began last fall with Universidad Tecnologica de Tula-Tepeji in Tula, Mexico. The grant was developed between both institutions and will provide experience to faculty and student interns in environmental science programs at both institutions. The total amount of the grant is $5,300 -- $2,500 from the consortium and $2,800 from the college.

Ed Bradley, co-editor of the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," donated $10,000 to Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio. The gift will be used for student scholarships.

Greenville Technical College in Greenville. S.C., received an allocation of $316,694 from the South Carolina Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act. The program, known as Perkins III, supports improvements in technical and vocational education. The college will use the money to fund activities in its Transitions Program, which assists single parents, displaced homemakers and other students with special challenges. Activities will include academic and career counseling, tuition assistance and other services.

Community Colleges of Colorado's Higher Education Advanced Technology (HEAT) Center has received a $95,000 grant from the Intel Foundation as part of Intel's Teach to the Future program. The HEAT Center intends to use the money to recruit and manage training for 90 master teachers from public and private schools in Colorado for a year. Each master teacher will train at least 20 classroom teachers per year, emphasizing the application of computer technology to improve student learning.

Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah. recently received two donations to provide free Internet-based career learning access to people with disabilities. Both contributions are from SmartForce, a producer and distributor of interactive server-based software. The first donation was $225,000 in computer software that will allow people with disabilities to have access to the Internet at all levels. The second donation will fund scholarships, valued at about $1,250 each, for students with disabilities as part of a pilot project that allows students to perform Internet tasks from their homes. Through a one-year development process, the college was selected as one of five programs in the country to deliver such awards.

Greenville Technical College's Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic department recently received a grant of $21,000 from the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation. The funds will be used to develop online course options for the Advanced Paramedic Training program. Many students in this program work full- or part-time. The online option will provide students in Advanced Paramedic Training with more flexibility in pursuing their education. The college currently offers the only fully accredited associate's degree program for emergency medical technician-paramedics in the state of South Carolina.
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