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15 Journos Get Hechinger Fellowships To Report On Community Colleges

By Alexander Russo — June 05, 2007 1 min read

The Lumina-funded Hechinger Institute Fellowships for community college reporting are out, with six fellows getting $7,500 stipend each to complete a major reporting project and nine associates. Over all, 50 reporters applied. See below for the list of awardees. Congrats to all.

Six Fellows:

o Greg Bolt, (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard: Nursing, health and technical training at community colleges.
o Rita Giordano, Philadelphia Inquirer: Following students enrolled in the Gateway program at Community College of Philadelphia.
o Mary Beth Marklein, USA Today: National analysis of community colleges, with state-by-state comparisons.
o Gloria Padilla, San Antonio (Texas) Express-News: Minorities in Texas community colleges.
o Nancy Rodriguez, (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal: Problems with transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges.
o Wick Sloane, Inside Higher Ed and “Here and Now,” WBUR-FM in Boston: Community college funding issues.

The nine associate fellows are Ana Alaya, (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger; Mark Harper, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal; Diane Knich, (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier; Matthew Krupnick, Contra Costa (Calif.) Times; Chad Livengood, Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot; Matthew Miller, Lansing (Mich.) State Journal; Janet Okoben, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Marsha Sills, (Lafayette, La.) Daily Advertiser; and Susan Simpson, The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman.

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