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The Bellwether College Consortium has named Hudson County Community College (HCCC) a Top Ten Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all three categories.
Established in 1995, the Bellwether Awards recognize community colleges that have cutting-edge programs worthy of replication. The competition and selection for Bellwether Awards demonstrate excellence, innovative spirit, and a results-driven mindset among the nation’s finest community colleges. The Bellwether Award has been compared to football’s Heisman Trophy because it is competitively judged and awarded by respected peers in leadership positions. Ten Bellwether Program Finalists have been selected to compete in each category.
A Bellwether Finalist is a community college with a program that scores highest in the first round of competition. The finalists’ teams will make presentations to a jury of anonymous judges and fellow community college practitioners and CEOs and share how they significantly addressed a critical issue affecting their educational institutions. The rigorous awards competition is an integral part of the Community College Futures Assembly where the finalists compete. The competition will be held February 26-28, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas.