HCC’s Yvette Eastham Chosen for National Community College Organizing Nomination – Clarksville Online

Hopkinsville, Kentucky – Hopkinsville Community College Chief Institutional Advancement Officer & Executive Director of the HCC Foundation, Inc. Yvette Yonce Eastham, CFRE M.Ed, was chosen from a wide range of highly qualified candidates to serve on the Council for the Advancement and Support of the center of education for Community College Advancement (CCCA) according to Sue Cunningham, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

CCCA guides the efforts of the international organization by providing leadership on issues of concern to community colleges and by supporting the development of resources and services for community college advancement professionals. Eastham’s first term began on July 1 and runs until June 2025.

According to the Center for Community College Advancement, the committee’s responsibilities include following up on issues of particular interest to community college advancement professionals and representing their interests; provide leadership in the development of educational programs to serve community colleges; help develop model policies, standards and guidelines, briefs, and other materials to help community college foundations operate effectively; provide professional expertise to colleagues; and assist in the organization and conduct of specific programs, including seminars, conferences and program audits.

Eastham shared, “I am honored to have been selected to serve with such a distinguished group of community college professionals from across the country, and look forward to representing the interests of Hopkinsville Community College and Kentucky Community and Technical College. System in this important role. Community colleges are at the forefront of opportunity for millions of people across the United States and are more important than ever in helping students reach their own goals and potential, as well as fostering community success. that we serve. Students from Maine to Montana and Washington to Florida can open the doors to education by coming to us first. I am willing to work to improve the lives of community college students across the country.

The CCCA is chaired by Dr. Geraldine Gallagher of Valencia College. Other national committee members include Vice President Ann-Marie Thornton, CFRE, Senior Director, Institutional Advancement, Community College of Baltimore County; Mr. Timothy B. Allison, Director of Advancement, Community College System of New Hampshire; Lennetta Coney, Executive Director of College and Community Advancement & Foundation President, Mott Community College; Kenneth G. Cooper Executive Director, Foundation, Las Positas College Foundation; Lana Fontenot, Vice-Chancellor, Advancement; Exec. Director, Foundation, South Louisiana Community College; John A. Gyllin Vice President, Resources and Economic Development, Seminole State College of Florida; Dr. Lisa Skari, President, Mt. Hood Community College; and Lisa R. Vasquez, vice president of advancement, Collin College. Marc Westenburg, Director, Foundations and Community Colleges, liaises between CASE staff and the group.

About Hopkinsville Community College

For many residents of the Pennyrile Kentucky and Fort Campbell area, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents annually as a comprehensive regional learning center offering academic and technical associate degrees; degree and certificate programs in professional fields; pre-baccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; personalized training for business and industry; and distance education.

As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a vital part of transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high-growth, high-paying careers.

For more information, visit Hopkinsville.kctcs.edu.

Aubrey L. Morgan