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Boulder, Colorado — As part of a new nationwide effort, Lumina Foundation for Education has awarded the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) a four-year grant to develop a learning network to support Lumina’s Adult Degree Completion strategy. The network will be made up of regional organizations, state agencies, city programs, nonprofit organizations and others working to help those adults who have earned a significant number of college credits but left postsecondary education before finishing return to complete their degrees.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) the world’s premier distance learning association will induct Dr. Ellen Wagner, Executive Director, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) and Partner / Principal Analyst for Sage Road Solutions along with Dr. Farhad (Fred) Saba, CEO, Distance-Educator.com and Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University into the 2010 USDLA Hall of Fame during its 2010 International Distance Learning Awards program in conjunction with the USDLA 2010 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 2010.

Boulder, Colorado — The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded $1 million to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to test a college mental health intervention over the next two years. The grant will fund a groundbreaking study to test whether a community mental health intervention program reduces some of the barriers that keep college students from seeking mental health services.

Boulder, Colorado — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been awarded a $412,000 supplemental grant by Lumina Foundation for Education to expand its project Non-traditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners. The goal of Non-traditional No More – originally funded by Lumina at $755,100 – is to increase adult learners’ access to and success in postsecondary education.

Boulder, Colorado — The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has chosen two new states to participate in its project Non-traditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners. WICHE will work with New Jersey and South Dakota over the next two years to stimulate and guide policy and practice changes that will make it easier for “ready adults” – those who are just shy of having enough credits to obtain a degree but haven’t yet returned to college – to earn their diplomas.

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