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MCGE Workshop
Missouri Community College Association
2420 Hyde Park Suite B
Jefferson City, MO 65109
United States
Friday, July 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: Professional Development

In these days of tight post-secondary budgets, grants can provide much needed funds to help maintain and expand global programming. The Missouri Consortium for Global Education (MCGE), a Missouri Community College Association (MCCA)-sponsored organization, is presenting two FREE workshops on providing basic tools for those who want to start the grant-writing process with the express purpose of supporting international, global, and inclusive education from on-boarding and enrollment services to academic courses and Study Abroad.


10 a.m. to noon July 12: The first workshop, “Seeking and Writing Grants,” will include a two-hour presentation on what research is needed before applying, where to search for a grant, how to craft a basic proposal, and which departments and divisions may be impacted by a grant. This workshop could be of interest to those seeking to additional resources in support of global perspectives, multi-culturalism, international education, or diversity and inclusion topics. Featured presenters include Dr. Abby Benz, Director of Strategic Planning and Grant Development at Ozarks Technical Community College and Dr. Chris Hubbard Jackson, Director of Institutional Research at St. Charles Community College.

Lunch will be provided from noon to 12:30 a.m., and again both workshops are free.

12:30 to 2:30 July 12: During the second session, “Globalize and Diversify Your Campus with Grants,” MCGE members with past grant experience will lead a panel discussion on accessing resources to help globalize the campus community, foster study abroad, and increase multicultural awareness at our institutions.

The number of attendees is limited to 30. A limited number of scholarships for mileage are available for those whose mileage is not compensated. Those interested in scholarships should write MCGE Chair Barry Armstrong at [email protected] or Secretary Dawn Huffman at [email protected] by June 20 to inquire about this opportunity. The e-mail should state how they might use the information from this workshop at their institutions. Please use the subject line “MCGE/MCCA scholarship inquiry.”

Speaker's Biography:

Dr. Hubbard Jackson has almost 15 years of experience in higher education, serving in various roles such as institutional research, grants, instruction, planning, assessment, administration, student services, etc. Her research interests include institutional data trends, retention, assessment, post-secondary faculty, burnout and special interests populations. Dr. Hubbard Jackson’s education includes a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, a Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research, from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL); a Graduate Certificate in Grantsmanship from Mizzou; a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE); and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University.

Dr. Abby Benz serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Ozarks Technical Community College. In her role, Abby guides the college’s strategic planning process and implementation, in addition to overseeing the college’s Grant Development Office.  She spearheads the majority of the college’s grant applications and has extensive experience in both grant writing and compliance.  Abby has worked in higher education for over ten years, and holds a Doctor of Instructional Leadership degree, with emphasis in Higher Education Administration, from Lindenwood University.  She also holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees are in urban planning from Missouri State University. 

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Contact: Kalynn Ramsey