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l-R John Sutton Sheridan College, Sheridan WY, Gillian Gabelmann Washburn Technical Institute, Topeka KS. Moderator: Susan Bigelow, Northern Wyoming CC District

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Plenary Session 2: 

How TAACCCT Grants Have Benefited Faculty and Students

This session will provide examples from around the nation on how TAACCCT funded Centers of Excellence are benefiting faculty and students.  The examples are from a range of areas and regions of the nation.  This Center of Excellence session is Plenary to give participants the opportunity to network with the panelists throughout the conference.

Moderator: Susan Bigelow, Vice President for External Relations and Economic Development, Northern Wyoming Community College District, recipient of TAACCCT 1 and TAACCCT 3 grants


  • Glen Roberson, Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Ivy Institute. Project Director for Ivy Tech’s 1st TAACCCT grant, “The top list of strategies used to increase students success/retention and that ultimately changed the future of Ivy Tech’s technical programs." Indiana
  • Rae Gunn, DeMaND Project Director TAACCCT grant, United Tribes Technical College: "Accelerating Training through Blocked Scheduling,"  Bismarck, North Dakota   
  • Chris Hadfield, TAACCCT funded grants, Innovative Course Delivery Models Developed by the Advanced Manufacturing Education Alliance (TAACCCT funded) and the Center of Excellence at Central Lakes Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and Pine Technical and Community College, central Minnesota.    
  • John Sutton, Credit for Prior Learning Advisor Northern Wyoming Community College District TAACCCT 1 Project: “Benefits of awarding credit for prior learning to students who are veterans.”   
  • Gillian Gabelmann, Associate Dean for Technical Education at Washington Institute of Technology, (TAACCCT Round 1): TRAC 7 “Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials,” Topeka, Kansas.


Rae Gunn,Tribal Colleges, Bismarck ND

 Glen Roberson Ivy Tech CC 

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