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Making Renewable Energy
a Reality
Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, is another two-year
college with a strong program in renewable energy,
including training technicians to install solar panels.
After the program was honored by Colorado’s governor, it was contacted out of the blue by Al-Huson
University College and Al-Balqa Applied University
in Jordan. “The governor’s award caught the eye of
the people in Jordan, who saw it on the Internet,” said
Troy Wanek, the lead faculty member. “They asked
if we would help them build an identical program at
their college.”
With an HED grant, Red Rocks has hosted
their faculty and Wanek has made two trips to
Jordan and is planning a third. He’s helped them
equip a solar-paneled lab and enroll as many as
50 students a semester in the training program.
“Our first problem was figuring out how to get
equipment to Jordan and finding stuff they make
locally without having to import materials,” he
said. “We’ve incorporated some of the teaching
methods I’ve brought to Jordan in our classrooms
here,” including how to work off the grid and calculate the battery requirements. “Trying to explain
those concepts in Jordan helped me with how I can
explain them more easily here.”

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low al-Kafaàt students to earn business certificates from
Nassau. “There was a lot of discussion and this changed
27 different times, but Raif and the board at Al-Kafaàt
University believe it is a benefit for their students to have
some type of certification with the stamp of a SUNY
school.” SUNY allows half the credits for a degree or
certificate to be transferred in, but the other half must
be earned by taking SUNY courses, in person or online.
Mazzola, who will return to Beirut in May, said,
“You’re so inspired by these people that you can’t help
but wonder, ‘Is there someplace else that we can do the
same thing?’” But the funding has to come from outside
sources, she emphasized. “My students have to come
first and foremost. My school doesn’t have the wherewithal nor does SUNY to give us money to do this. I
have a very small travel budget. There’s no way I can take
that money away from my faculty going to conferences
(in the U.S.) … for me to go to Lebanon.” The charismatic
Shwayri, who was educated at the American University
of Beirut, King’s College London, and the University of
Wales, said in an e-mail that what American community
colleges do is “close to what we have at heart to do in
Lebanon,” including education tied closely to employment, assistive learning for students with difficulties, and
the possibility to build on the associate degree to pursue
higher education. SUNY honored Shwayri in 2012 with
its John W. Ryan Fellowship for International Education,
and he has spoken at several SUNY campuses.

M A R + A P R . 13

RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Red Rocks Community
College students
installing solar panels
in the roof lab in
Lakewood, Colorado.

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From the Editors
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Intensive English Language
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