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James Jacobs Scholarship Award
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The James Jacobs Scholarship Award honors the outstanding scholarly contributions made in the area of workforce education by Dr. Jacobs. This award supports and encourages doctoral research in areas such as Career Pathways, Workforce Development, Adult and Continuing Education, and Career/Technical Education. Applicants for the award must have achieved doctoral candidacy at the time of submission.

» 2019 Application Information

2019 Applications are due June 28, 2019 - 4p EDT


2017 Beth Arman
Senior Dean, Career and Community Partnerships, Diablo Valley College
"Analyzing Apprenticeship Degree Models and Their Role in Promoting Associate Degree Completion"

Doctorate Awarded by: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2016 Anne Kamps
Dean of Learning Solutions, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
"Credit for Prior Learning: Exploring Faculty Perceptions on Assessment,
Training and Implementation in Career and Technical Education Credential"

Doctorate Awarded by: University of Wisconsin, Stout

2015 Bonnie Hunt
Program Director of Respiratory Care, Modesto Junior College
"African American Faculty Academic Experiences at a Community College"
Doctorate Awarded by: California State University, Stanislaus

2014 Martin Reimer
Provost, Ellsworth Commmunity College, IA
"Corporate College: A Business Model for Contract Training"
Doctorate Awarded by: Capella University, MN

2013 John Bowers
Dean of Professional-Technical Education, North Seattle College
"Does Stacking Work? The Academic Value of Short-Term, Stackable Certificates"
Doctorate Awarded by: University of Washington, WA

2012 Phyllis Cummins
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Miami University of Ohio, OH
"Credential Attainment and Outcomes for Older Workers Participating
in WIA Programs: The Role of Community Colleges"

Doctorate Awarded by: Miami University of Ohio, OH

2011 Dianne Palter-Gill
Dean of Corporate and Community Education, North Shore Community College, MA
"Non-Credit and Credit Divisions in Community Colleges: The Dilemma of
Multiple Organizational Identities: A Case Study"

Doctorate Awarded by: University of Massachusetts, MA

2010 Kathleen Schiefen
Dean of Academic Services, Monroe Community College, NY
"Entrepreneurial Orientation of Community College Workforce Divisions
and the Impact of Organizational Structure"

Doctorate Awarded by: Capella University, NY

2008 Rebecca Battle-Bryant
Associate Vice President Career Training & Development, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
"Come to the Table: Community Partnerships for Rural Economic Development"
Doctorate Awarded by: University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

2007 Karen Sanders
Dean, Social Science, Health Education, PE and College Preparation
Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus
"Academic Factors Related to the Persistence of General Educational Development (GED)
Recipients in Community College: An Oregon Study"

Doctorate Awarded by: Oregon State University, OR

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