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Carroll College

Carroll College is a Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts college in the ecumenical tradition of the Second Vatican Council.

As a liberal arts school, Carroll College acknowledges the practical role of preparing its students for a career, but it also affirms the traditional role of providing for the expansion of the intellectual, imaginative, and social awareness of its students. It is dedicated to providing for its students the means for their full realization of a dual goal of vocation and enlightenment. Thus, while providing substantial professional and pre-professional programs, the College encourages and expects all students to participate in a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

As an academic community, Carroll College affirms its commitment to the principle of freedom of inquiry in the process of investigating, understanding, critically reflecting upon, and finally judging reality and truth in all fields of human knowledge. As value-oriented, Carroll College is committed to and deeply involved in the further dimension of free deliberation and decision making regarding values and personal commitment.

  • Phil Rose

Central Michigan University

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at more than 50 locations across North America. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

In addition, CMU has established the nation’s 137th College of Medicine to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan. The inaugural class of 64 students began its studies in August 2013.

CMU is a university where students, faculty, staff and alumni learn to pursue excellence. To live with compassion. To be leaders. Check us out.

  • Lisa Gandy,
  • Patrick Kinnicutt,
  • Dana McCann
Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

In 1963, Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center were merged to establish Central Piedmont Community College, one of the first of the 58 colleges in the NC Community College System under the leadership of Dr. Richard Hagemeyer. In 1963, there were 23 degree and diploma programs; now there are more than 100 degree, diploma, and certificate programs, along with a comprehensive literacy program, and an extensive array of corporate and continuing education offerings. Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. The College accomplishes this purpose by providing high-quality, flexible pre-baccalaureate and career-focused educational programs and services which are academically, geographically, and financially accessible. This purpose requires a fundamental commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence within a supportive environment.

  • Jean Schoenheit,
  • Felesia Stukes
Central Washington University

Central Washington University

Welcome to Central Washington University, home of the Wildcats. They are a public, four-year university located in historic Ellensburg, Wash.  Central’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world, professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant.  Each year CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, paramedicine, aviation, and more.  CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world. Last year we welcomed more than 400 students from 36 countries to our campus.

  • Natalie Lupton

Chapman University

Chapman University is one of California’s oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California.

In keeping with the desire to forge an ivy league-caliber university with the spirit of an intimate liberal arts institution, the School of Computational Sciences has recruited some of the top scientific minds from around the world to give constant, in-depth instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students. With a large emphasis on faculty and student-driven research ranging from signal processing to population genetics, working faculty scientists teach classes dealing with such real-world questions as whether or not the future affects the past at the quantum level, or how best to mine data pertaining to atmospheric pollution. 

  • Criselda Toto
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney University was made possible by Richard Humphreys, a Quaker philanthropist who bequeathed $10,000, one tenth of his estate, to design and establish a school to educate the descendent of the African race. The school began in Philadelphia as the Institute for Colored Youth and successfully provided free classical education for qualified young people. Today, Cheyney University students represent a variety of races, cultures, and nationalities who receive education instruction beyond the vision of Richard Humphreys.

  • Sakkar Eva

Citrus College

Citrus College delivers high quality instruction to students both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. They are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and learning environment by providing an open and welcoming culture that supports successful completion of transfer, career/technical education, and basic skills development. They demonstrate our commitment to academic excellence and student success by continuously assessing student learning and institutional effectiveness.

Citrus College will provide excellent educational opportunities that are responsive to the needs of the community and help students meet economic, social, and environmental challenges to become active participants in shaping the world of the future.

  • Richard Flores,
  • James Lancaster
Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University

They are a community of educators and researchers effecting positive social change. Together, we can do great things! When students enter Claremont Graduate University's School of Information Systems and Technology, they will discover a rich, research focused environment, populated by an active and influential faculty and a diverse and creative student body. They are one of a few stand-alone accredited, research-intensive IS&T schools in the nation. Their core courses provide a solid technical grounding in IT systems, while at the same time, addressing the significant management challenges to designing, developing, implementing and assessing IT systems in applied business and governmental settings.

  • Yi Feng,
  • Tom Horan
Clemson University

Clemson University

The mission of Clemson University is to fulfill the covenant between its founder and the people of South Carolina to establish a "high seminary of learning" and "develop the material resources of the state" through its historical land-grant responsibilities of teaching, research and extended public service". The University is committed to providing talent for the global economy by recruiting and graduating outstanding students: retaining faculty and staff nationally recognized in their discipline; offering exceptional educational experiences grounded in student engagement; driving innovation through research and service that solves problems, stimulates economic growth and creates jobs; and serving the public good by focusing on the great challenges of the 21st century.

  • Shaundra Daily,
  • Juan Gilbert,
  • Kyla McMullen
Coastline Community College

Coastline Community College

Coastline Community College enables women in technology with the following initiatives. First and foremost, they have a partnership with University of California-Irvine Informatics Department. They share curriculum so our students can transfer as juniors to the university Informatics program. They have developed a brochure that is distributed to all of the local high schools and at career events and developed a recruitment video. Plus, they make presentations at the local high schools that include hands-on activities. We are planning to develop a tutoring program using upperclassmen from University of California-Irvine to help students with programming and math. We have a community in MYSPACE to generate interest in Computer Science. They use pairs programming and problem case-based learning to make the courses relevant to industry standards.

  • Nancy Jones,
  • Sally Kurz

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