Northwestern, ALCA Receive Regent's Business Partnership Excellence Award
October 4, 2021
Gary Sacket, president and founder of ALCA, receiving the plaque for the 2021 Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award.
Aurora Learning Community Association (ALCA), in partnership with Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has received the 2021 Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award.
This award is designed to highlight successful partnerships and to further cultivate a higher learning environment through the State Regents’ Economic Development Grants.
ALCA provides education portfolios for bachelor and master-level students, and faculty with an online portfolio platform. The system also provides a platform for employees at Northwestern to track institutional assessment plans and goals for each year. The ALCA team presented Northwestern with a customized option that meets the needs specific to the university.
The president of ALCA, Gary Sacket, is also a Northwestern alumnus.
“The ALCA team has developed a robust system that has been great for our student and faculty portfolios,” Dr. Shawn Holliday, dean of graduate studies, said. “Their customer service is impeccable, and I can call Gary anytime.”
ALCA started partnering with K-12 entities and created a way for schools to track data. In 2015, ALCA partnered with NWOSU to open doors for other institutions to see the options within the system.