Cream of the Crop
Community College Daily
Lee College in Huntsville, Texas, has been involved with correctional education for more than half a century. Paul Allen, a business management professor at the college, is a key player in that work.
Allen has developed a number of innovative strategies to help students become successful employees and entrepreneurs upon their release from prison. This includes a curriculum that encourages open dialogue and discussion, simulations of real-world systems such as the stock market, and hosting motivational speakers from among business leaders and ex-offenders.
Allen and community colleges in California, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas were honored earlier this week during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Awards of Excellence Gala for their work in advancing access and success for students.