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 2011-2013 MentorLinks Teams 

Mentee Colleges and Mentor Teams 2011-2013

The following community colleges participated in AACC's 2011-2013 MentorLinks project. They worked to create and strengthen programs in the areas of biotechnology, geospatial technology, information technology, energy technology, manufacturing technology, engineering technology, and process technology. 

  • Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC), VA
    ESCC-NASA WFF - Reconnect
    • John Floyd, Assistant Professor, Electronics Technology Program
      Robin Rich-Coates, Interim Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Biology and Chemistry
    • Mentor: Jim Hyder, Innovation Coach and Industry Liaison, Central New Mexico Community
      College, NM
  • Fox Valley Technical College, WI
    IT Lesson Study Project
    • Anne M. Haberkorn, Director of Supply Chain Solutions, Lean Performance Center, and IT
      Dawn M. Rohm, Information Technology Instructor
    • Mentor: Jaishri Mehta, Professor, Mount San Antonio College, CA and Principal Investigator, Regional Information Systems Security Center
  • Joliet Junior College, IL
    Building a Sustainable Energy Technology Program at Joliet Junior College
    • Laura Kaiser, Associate Professor/ Coordinator, AEC Technical Program
      Greg Pakieser, Professor and Department Chair, Technical Department
    • Mentor: Kenneth A. Walz, Chemistry, Engineering, and Renewable Energy Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, WI
  • Kaskaskia College, IL
    Geospatial Technology MentorLinks Project
    • Gregory Labyak, Vice President of Instructional Services
      Ken Ingersoll, Professor, Criminal Justice
    • Mentor: Vince DiNoto, Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives, Jefferson Community and Technical College, KY
  • Northeast Community College, NE
    Recruiting, Supporting, and Retaining Students in Information Technology
    • Kris Coan, Data Processing Coordinator
      Eric Johnson, Dean of Business, Math, and Technology
    • Mentor: Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Executive Director of Education Technology Policy, Research and Outreach, CyberWatch, Prince George’s Community College, MD
  • Northeast Iowa Community College, IA
    Engineering Technology in Northeast Iowa
    • Michael Gau, Dean of Arts and Sciences
      Thomas Parnow, Math Faculty
    • Mentor: Peggie Weeks, Senior Evaluation Associate, Western Michigan University/ Lamoka Educational Consulting, NY
  • Mount Wachusett Community College, MA
    Creating an Educational Pipeline in Advanced Manufacturing for Biomedical Devices
    • John Henshaw, Assistant Dean, Business, Science and Technology
      Lara Dowland, Associate Professor, Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing
    • Mentor: Linda Rehfuss, Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Bucks County Community College, PA
  • South Arkansas Community College, AR
    Process Technology Program Implementation
    • Jim Roomsburg, Dean of Business and Technical Education
    • Mentor: Tom Diets, Executive Director, Great Lakes Process Technology Alliance, MI and Co-Principal Investigator of Nano-Link
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