MCC Wins FACC Exemplary Practice Award

(Bradenton, Fla., June 28, 2006) -- Manatee Community College (MCC) won the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) Student Development Commission's 2006 Exemplary Practice Award. The college and team presenters received a $750 monetary award and plaque, and earned the right to compete at a national conference next year. MCC competed against three other finalists for the annual award.

The presentation, "Web-based Student Success Resources: Supporting Student Learning 24/7," described Web-page resources developed as part of a Title III grant project. Presenters included Title III staff members Luis Guzman, research and information specialist; Dr. Jeff Hollway, co-activity director of academic development; and Dr. Epp Miller, co-activity director of student development.      

The award-winning Web page features a collection of 48 virtual sites that provide tutoring assistance and help develop study skills; a Personal Empowerment Through Type (P.E.T.) learning and teaching style inventory that has helped approximately 2,300 MCC students and 190 faculty and staff define style preferences and learn how to take advantage of their strengths; and a practice site that prepares MCC and many regional high school students to successfully take the Florida College Entry Level Placement Test. The practice placement test site had more than 30,000 visitors this past Spring term. With the exception of the P.E.T. Inventory, which is password protected, these online resources are open and free to anyone who has access to the Internet. The MCC Student Success Resources link is available on the Web at

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