And the 2015 Bellwether Award Goes To…


The 2015 Bellwether Awards were announced this January. The Bellwether Awards annually recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

The Bellwether Awards are given annually in three categories: Instructional Programs & Services; Planning, Governance & Finance; and Workforce Development. The Bellwether has been called “the award of awards,” because it is competitively judged and is a top of the line award process.

The winner were:

Norco College, CA – Summer Advantage: A Collaborative Model for Building the Future with College Readiness

Flathead Valley Community College, MT – Using Financial Aid Data and Fundraising Strategies to Improve Access, Persistence and Completion through Scholarships

Alamo Colleges, TX – Alamo Academies- An Industry-Driven, Higher Education Program of Studies, Workforce and Economic Development Partnership: Boosting the School-to-Careers Pipeline.