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CONNECT acknowledgements

Between 1999 and 2005, it took all of these people to create Project CONNECT and make it available to adult education programs throughout the US:

Our project officer
Joan Griggs, US Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

Project staff
@ PBS:
Fran Keenan, Susan Riley, Donna Moss, Kate Silc, Stacie Harris-Haines, Galo Amores, Clinton O'Brien, Noreen Lopez, Andrea Downing, Christine Stroh, and LiteracyLink staff

Christine Corrigan, Mary Russell, Ricardo Diaz, and many anonymous graduate students and staff who contributed their voices to the audio.

@ SRI:
Melanie Daniels, Marilyn Gillespie, Regie Stites

Rosie Maum,Vickie Cummings, Carol Spaeth, Rod Hamby, Julester Bennett, Julie Scoskie, Maurita Chandler, and all the teachers and students who participated in field testing.

Bill Wilson, Ron Griffin, Dan Wooten, Margaret Norman, Joyce Probus, Cynthia Lowell, Paul Stackhouse

@ Babelfield Systems
Kate Khatib, John Duda and Theresa Arnold. Without Kate's dedication to Project CONNECT and hands-on problem solving, Project CONNECT would not be what it is.

Project CONNECT's advisory board
The following people generously contributed thoughtful advice to project staff:
Dr. Susan E. Bangs, Harrisburg Area Community College; Andrei J. Campeanu, a/t media services, inc.; Debby Cargill, Prince William County Schools; MaryAnn Florez, Arlington Education & Employment Program (REEP); Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College, School of Continuing Education; Mary Halnon Kadera, PBS Interactive; Noreen Lopez; Marguerite Lukes, Spanish Language Bilingual/ESL Technical Assistance Center at Long Island University; Steve Quann, NELRC/World Education; Peggy Seufert, American Institutes for Research; Raiana Mearns, PA Department of Education; and Sandra Welch, Welch & Associates

Pilot testers
Last but not least! Teachers and students at the following schools helped us by pilot testing Project CONNECT and sharing their feedback with us. Without their help, we wouldn't have made it.

Project CONNECT pilot sites 2000 - 2005

Pima County Community College

Chapman Education Center/Adult ESL
Pacoima Skills Center/Division of Adult and Career Education
San Diego Community College/Centers for Education and Technology/VESL
San Diego Community College/Centre City Campus
San Diego Community College/Education and Technology Center
San Diego Community College/Mid-City Center
San Mateo Public Library
Santa Barbara City College Adult Education
Santa Clara Adult Education/CBET

Delaware Technical and Community College/Owens Campus

Central Area Adult Education

Illinois Migrant Council
William Rainey Harper College

Wichita Area Technical College/Dunbar Campus

Jefferson County Public Schools

Cambridge Community Learning Center

Wayne-Metro CAA Even Start

Lincoln English Language School
Mankato Adult ESL
Metro North Adult Basic Education

Jointure for Community Adult Education, Inc.
Union County College

Truckee Meadows Community College

CAMBA Adult Literacy Center, Brooklyn
Rochester City Schools/Family Learning Center

Columbus Literacy Council
Upper Valley JVS ABLE

Sheridan High School

Center for Literacy, Philadelphia
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Harrisburg Area Community College
Migrant Education Programs, Lincoln Intermediate Unit

El Paso Community College
Northside Adult and Community Education, San Antonio
St. Phillip's College

Fairfax County Public Schools Adult ESL
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus
REEP Arlington Education and Employment Program

Columbia Basin College/Migrant Family Literacy
Tacoma Community House/ESLWA

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