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About Cedar Valley College
Founded in 1977. Celebrating 40th anniversary in 2017-18.
Four college presidents in its history: Dr. Floyd Elkins (1977-1990), Dr. Carol Spencer (1991-2003), Dr. Jennifer Wimbish (2003-2016), and Dr. Joseph Seabrooks (2016-present).
Top international Phi Theta Kappa chapter award in 2014. Top 3 international chapter from 2014-16.
Recipient in 2015 of $2.45 million PBI (Predominantly Black Institutions) grant connected to STEM Center pathways.
Recipient of two national awards in 2016 for excellence in Sustainability.
Invited to apply for prestigious Aspen Prize community college excellence award in 2014 and 2016.
Dr. Suryakant Desai, Professor of Accounting, recipient of the national William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award in 2015, presented by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Dr. Desai was the first faculty member from a Texas institution to win the award since its inception in 1982.
National finalist in the Student Success and Corporate Partnership categories for the Awards of Excellence presented b
y the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2015 and 2016.
Awarded Gold LEED certification in 2012 for Building M (Mathematics, Science and Allied Health) recognizing its Sustainability.
Each Cedar Valley College graduate participating in May 2017 commencement ceremony
awarded a "Golden Ticket" redeemable for a three-c
redit course that they can pass on as a gift of education to others.
More than 400 graduates participated in May 2017 commencement ceremony, the largest in the history of the institution.
Actively partners with the community through various means, including: targeted class offerings in Continuing Education; business and workforce initiatives through Solutions Development; and grant writing and fund-raising efforts coordinated by Community
rces and Economic Development (CRED).
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