Community College of Aurora has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Xcel Energy for a pilot project aimed at increasing the number of minority, low-income students prepared to earn degrees and certificates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Trial was in session in early May at the newly opened courtroom inside the Center for Simulation, with CCA employees taking the stand, wedged inside the jury box, and an adjunct faculty member presiding as judge.
James Gray, co-chair of the college’s Equity in Excellence project that is studying gaps in African-American academic outcomes and presenting methodologies in an effort to improve them, has been asked to speak June 30 at The National Forum on Education Policy annual conference in Washington D.C.
Two dozen esteemed filmmakers from the world’s third-largest producer of content were embedded in an intensive four-week course at the Colorado Film School this spring. Their overarching mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria – and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards.
The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.