At its September meeting, the Board of Governors honored six programs from community colleges across the State. These programs were submitted as exceptional by local senates to the Academic Senate and ranked by a selection of readers representing community college faculty, students, and administrators.
American River College's Beacon-Peer-Assisted Learning Program and Foothill College's Pass the Torch program garnered the two $4000 cash prizes as the two highest ranking programs. Honors also went to the next four highest ranking programs: Crafton Hills College's EMT-Paramedic Program, Cuya-maca's Success program, San Mateo's Accelerated Training Program, and Santa Barbara City College's Study Abroad program.
The Board of Governors established the annual Exemplary Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding programs in the state's public community colleges. This year's awards were funded by the Foundation for California Community Colleges.
For more information about each of this year's winning programs, visit the Academic Senate website at: (www.asccc.org)