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Grants & Gifts.

Florida Community College in Jacksonville is getting a $5 million state grant to create an aviation training program at a former Navy air base. The center will be used to teach aircraft maintenance at Cecil Commerce Center, which was Cecil Field Naval Air Station units its closure last year. A separate allocation of $7.1 million will be used to remodel two buildings and hangar for the program.

Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., has received several grants and donations, including: a $578,527 National Science Foundation grant for the college's histologic technician training program; a five-year, $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the success rate of Hispanic students in math courses; three-year, $725,000 donation form the Lanterman Developmental Center to increase the number of psychiatric technicians; a $350,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to boost the number of teaching aides entering the teaching profession; and a $202,041 federal grant to improve the reading skills of area school children.

Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., and the Contra Costa Community College District received a $1.4 million state grant to encourage more students to go into the teaching profession.

The West Valley-Mission Community College District in California received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to recruit and train more elementary school teachers.

John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., received a three-year, $409,785 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund after-school learning programs for K-12 students. The money will be used to fund a computer lab for math, reading, science, social science and writing skill improvement; study programs; mentoring programs; summer recreational activities; a cultural arts program; and adult education programs.

Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill., received a $65,000 state grant to provide vocational education programs and support services to help displayed homemakers obtain employment.

Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, Calif., received as $25,000 donation from Union Bank of California toward the construction of a new campus arts pavilion.

Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas, received a $709,044 state grant to train low-income residents for jobs at a company that runs 22 resorts in five states.

The North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation in Raleigh, N.C., received a $30,000 donation from the Barnhill Contracting Co. as part of the college foundation's capital campaign to promote the state's two-year colleges and provide additional training for faculty and administrators.
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Author:Wright, Scott
Publication:Community College Week
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Date:Oct 30, 2000
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