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The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has announced that River Valley Community College and Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, President, have been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Award of Excellence in Emerging Leadership
The AACC Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges and individuals who have excelled in their fields and who have given back to their communities. The awards include: Advancing Diversity; Community College Safety Planning and Leadership; Emerging Leadership; Exemplary CEO/Board; Faculty Innovation; Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership; and, Student Success.
The AACC Emerging Leadership Award recognizes CEOs who have developed exemplary systems of leadership and professional development and created a campus culture that proactively supports career and leadership advancement for all campus personnel. Nominees demonstrate an ongoing commitment to leadership development for emerging community college leaders through programming that includes exposure to the AACC Competencies for Community College Leaders.
“I am honored that River Valley Community College was selected as a finalist for this award as an indication of our commitment to professional development,” said President Harvey-Smith.
The winners of each of these seven categories will be announced at the Annual AACC Convention April 18-21, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.
River Valley Community College offers over 40 Associate Degree and Certificate Programs in Claremont, Keene and Online. It is one of seven colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire.