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Policy study program selects Hood

Co-Lin Director of eLearning Dr. Amanda Hood has been selected to participate in the Community College Policy Fellowship Program (CCPFP), a 10-month professional development program sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Board and directed by Tyson Elbert of

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CCPFP seeks to create and support institutional and state system engagement, develop a diverse and inclusive community of strategic leaders for public policy, and impact collective action through collaboration and partnership. Dr. Hood is one of 14 participants in this year's program, who will meet monthly and participate in the Washington Advocacy Seminar later this year to gain a national perspective of large-scale communications, advocacy, and lobbying operations. They will also take part in an advocacy project,which will allow them to build relationships with elected officials and their staffs, and gain insight into how national media operations work.

Dr. Hood graduated from Co-Lin in 2000, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi College and a PHD in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University. In 2011, she started teaching mathematics at Co-Lin’s Natchez Campus and has served as the college's Director of eLearning for the past two years. She received the Mississippi/Louisiana Region Phi Theta Kappa Horizon, S.O.A.R. Golden Apple and Co-Lin Outstanding Academic Faculty Advisor and Howell Garner High Performance Awards. Co-Lin recognized her as Faculty/Staff Member of the Year. Dr. Hood currently serves as secretary for the MCCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Mississippi eLearning Association. She is a 2015 graduate of the MCCB Leadership Academy and a 2017 graduate of Leadership Natchez.

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