Looking Back at Community College Month

Published: May 3, 2024

April is Community College Month across America — a time when schools including College of Western Idaho (CWI) are recognized for the value they provide to students, families, and the economies. On April 1, President Gordon Jones and other community college presidents from Idaho joined Gov. Brad Little at the Capitol as he signed a ceremonial proclamation, underscoring the vital role that CWI and others play in offering accessible, high-quality education, fostering workforce development, and building stronger communities.

Community College Month at CWI was jam-packed with events and news, providing a glimpse into the momentum behind the College.

26 Medals! CWI Shines at SkillsUSA Idaho Competition
College of Western Idaho brought home 26 medals from the 2024 SkillsUSA Idaho State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Nagel Foundation Scholarship Fund Tops $1M in Donations After 6 Years Supporting CWI Students
After a $224,000 donation on April 8, The Nagel Foundation has now invested over $1M to support successful student outcomes at CWI.

CWI Celebrates New Chapter of Campus Expansion with Bridge Signing Ceremony
CWI celebrated campus development with a ceremonial bridge signing, showcasing the College’s dynamic future.

Connections Project Showcases Student Excellence
The College community came together for the ninth-annual Connections Project, which celebrates and showcases the hard work and accomplishments of CWI’s students.

Trading Up: Scholarships at CWI Receive a $100,000 Boost from Teens 2 Trades
CWI received a $100,000 gift from the Teens 2 Trades program to fund scholarships for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and welding students.

Student Leadership Award Winners Recognized at Annual Banquet
Students at CWI were recognized and celebrated for their leadership on campus and in the community at the Student Leadership Banquet Friday, April 26.

New Health and Sciences Building Topped Off at Nampa Campus
A ceremony was held on April 26 to celebrate the completion of the structural framework of the new Health and Sciences Building.

NWCCU Approves CWI To Pursue Offering Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved CWI to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration. This decision followed the Idaho State Board of Education's approval for CWI to pursue this new offering.

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