CCV receives $50,000 grant from McClure Foundation

first_imgThe J Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Community College of Vermont to expand access to CCV’s Introduction to College Studies (ICS) course. Last year the Foundation supported course delivery and transportation to ICS classes for students in rural parts of the state. This fall, the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation awarded additional funding to expand delivery of the program in regions where access to college is a significant barrier for students.CCV’s Introduction to College Studies course helps many Vermont students make the transition from high school to college, serving over 1,200 students each year. This free, non-credit class offers a fun and effective environment for helping students build skills and confidence for college. Students who successfully complete the ICS course are eligible to apply for a voucher for a free course at any of the Vermont State Colleges or a partnering college.In a recent survey, 81% of students who completed ICS said the class gave them the experience and confidence they need for college, and in a three-year follow-up, 76% of students who successfully completed Introduction to College Studies were enrolled in college. The ongoing and charitable support from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation improves college access for many young Vermonters, while helping them further their education and become active members of Vermont’s workforce and communities.The Community College of Vermont is an open admissions college, serving over 12,000 students each year through 12 statewide learning sites and comprehensive online course offerings. For more information visit www.ccv.edu(link is external) or www.vermontcf.org(link is external).Source: CCV. 11.3.2010last_img read more

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Tale of three cities

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20-year sponsor Jaz Products renews awards for all IMCA divisions

first_imgSANTA PAULA, Calif. (Feb. 2) – Jaz Products has renewed a contingency award program rewarding drivers in all IMCA divisions during a milestone sponsorship season.The Santa Paula, Calif., high performance parts manufacturer and retailer celebrates its 20th season as a mar­keting partner with the sanctioning body. A total of $14,100 in product certificates will be given to drivers based on national or regional point standings. Champions earn $500 certificates, with $300 for second, $200 for third, $100 for fourth and $75 for fifth place finishers in national point races for IMCA Late Models, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Jaz also returns to the national decal program for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, with the same $500-$300-$200-$100-$75 payout structure in place for each of the five regions for that division.Modified drivers must display two Jaz decals in designated locations on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. Jaz Products cer­tificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning the following week. Information about Jaz-manufactured seats, fuel cells and pit accessories, as well as safety equipment, seat belts, fuel accesso­ries and race car plumbing available for retail sale, is available by calling 805 525-8800, at the www.jazproducts.com website and on Facebook. “Jaz manufactures a wide range of safety-related products and is one of those organizations that is never at the center of any controversy,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Their products are first class and the support they provide their dealer network and our members is outstanding. We’re proud to have partnered with Jaz for the last 20 years.”last_img read more

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