Weekly Highlights for June 17

Catch up on the latest advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions.

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U.S. colleges respond to Orlando tragedy—Institutions have held vigils and discussions in the wake of America’s latest mass shooting.

The rise and rise of the international high schools market—The surge in international school enrollments is fueled by demand for top foreign university degrees, say experts.

What colleges have learned about distance education—U.S. community colleges have embraced online education but are still grappling with retention rates.

What first-generation college students want—Small supports can make the difference between dropping out and graduating.

40 percent of U.S. colleges enroll fewer than 1,000 students—Many small schools are struggling with geographic challenges and changing demand.


This week, our CASE family raised a glass to Norma Walker, vice president of advancement programs, who’s retiring after 34 years of service to CASE. You may have seen her at our conferences throughout the years! She’ll be deeply missed.


At her June 16 retirement party, Norma Walker, right, chats with CASE staff member Jennifer Anderson.

Here’s how to leverage social media to build relationships at community colleges.

In the latest issue of Advancement Weekly (login required): encourage employees to keep learning, why change management fails and why management isn’t “one size fits all.”

Trending in CASE Communities

Shared by CASE Members

This week, we’re featuring winning videos from our Circle of Excellence Awards—Long Fundraising Videos category.

Lewis University: Achieve More. Together. The Campaign for Lewis.

Marist School: This is My Marist.

Bow Valley College: 1000 Women Rising.

Indiana University: FOR ALL.

Florida International University: Advancement Annual Report 2015: Fostering Panther Pride.

Franklin Olin College of Engineering: The Olin Revolution.

Nova Southeastern University: NSU Campaign Launch.

Pennfield School: Today’s Lesson: The Pennfield Fund.

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