Following programs have been selected by the national panel of judges as the Finalists for 2017 Bellwether Awards. These colleges presented their programs to the national audience on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Orlando in the final round of competition for coveted Bellwether Awards. Winners were announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2016 during the Award Announcement Luncheon at Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando.
Instructional Programs & Services
2017 Bellwether Award Winner
Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
Virtual Tutoring at Pensacola State CollegeThe Pensacola State College Virtual Tutoring Program increases academic support services and makes those services easily accessible. Instructors and peer tutor offer free, online, synchronous tutoring to students from any location with any electronic device with internet access. This quality academic support is offered at times most convenient to students.
2017 Bellwether Award Finalists
- Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD: Persistence in Pajamas: AACC’s Virtual writing center
- Bossier Parish Community College: Starting Below Ground: Channeling Paths to Completion in Developmental Education
- Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN : Participate, Lead, Succeed: Building a Bridge to Graduation
- Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ: Student Success Fair: Increasing completion rates using Tinto’s practices
- Hillsborough Community College Hillsborough County, FL: Empowering Black and Latino Males Towards Academic Success in Community Colleges
- Lake Sumter State College Leesburg, FL : RISE Summer Math Academy- Creating a Pipeline for the Academic Middle
- Maricopa Community Colleges Tempe, AZ: Supporting Veteran Student Success: Dedicated to Serving Those Who Serve
- Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN: Utilizing Learning Communities as a Completion Pathway for Adult
- Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL: Virtual Tutoring at Pensacola State College
- South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ: The Foundations Academy: Meeting Students Where They Are