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Iowa State University

Iowa State is an international, prestigious university with a friendly welcoming personality. More than 28,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. It's a culturally diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries. Diversity programming efforts are Iowa State University's strategic approach to affirmative action and inclusion. Every member of our University community brings a unique perspective to the design, approach and appreciation of solutions to problems facing science and society.

Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College

The strength of the community lies in the strength of the individual. That's where the community's college comes in. The only way to truly change a person's life is through education. By learning to open your mind to new ideas, you open your heart to unlimited possibilities. While there is strength in numbers, we can't forget the value of the individual. Only with the strength of heart, character and determination can we build our community and watch it grow. That's why they're here. One person at a time, they're building communities with education.

Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Since 1877, Jackson State University has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. As the Urban University of Mississippi, Jackson State emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual, and economic environments. Located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi, the campus is a scenic 125-acre tract only five minutes from downtown and less than twenty minutes from Jackson-Evers International Airport. Tree-lined walkways and a large central plaza add to the atmosphere of a major university in a bustling capital city. In addition to numerous year-round activities on the campus, the city offers plenty of concerts and other cultural events, and shopping centers and malls provide exciting excursions in search of great bargains. Museums, theaters, parks and restaurants abound.

  • Virginia Bailey, Jacqueline Jackson
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

JSU Mission: Jacksonville State University is a public, comprehensive teaching institution that provides educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. As a student-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to balance academic challenges with a range of support services for students' academic, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates with skills for employment, citizenship, and life-long learning. As a comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University supports scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. JSU Vision: Jacksonville State University will be the regional comprehensive institution of choice for students who want a strong, high quality education. Students will be challenged academically by dedicated and accessible faculty and have access to the latest technology to ensure success in an expanding global community.

  • Linda Plotnick
James Madison University

James Madison University

Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of global society. We expand the world's knowledge through innovative and cutting-edge research, widely available to our undergraduates. They explore new worlds through global-centric perspectives and study abroad programs. They devise new ways to generate prosperity. They help those struggling with disease, poverty, handicaps or lack of opportunity through science, education and service. With the mentoring of faculty whose first love is teaching, They help students fulfill their destinies. JMU offers each student a future of significance- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success. And our alumni continue to demonstrate the unrestrained liberty of individuals to use their acquired knowledge to transform the world.

Kean University

With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse university offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, as well as doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives, and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. Kean is the third largest public university in New Jersey, and the largest producer of teachers in the state.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest university in Georgia with more than 24,600 undergraduate and graduate students representing 132 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 328-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 80 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math. The university’s graduate degree programs include nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. KSU’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer doctorates in education, business and nursing, as well as KSU's first Ph.D program in International Conflict Management.

Kent State University

Kent State University

Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions. In 2010, Kent State University celebrated 100 years of guiding students, providing vital resources to Ohio and producing graduates and research that have the power to change communities.

  • Robert Walker

Lake Superior State University

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers baccalaureate degree programs in mathematics and computer science that are designed to prepare graduates for professional careers, and also to provide them with the background needed to pursue further study in graduate Department.

The Department also offers computer-related associate's degrees, designed to prepare graduates for employment in technologically challenging positions in business and industry.

Finally, the Department provides important foundational support in mathematics and computer science to the various academic programs offered within other units of the University. 

Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake-Sumter Community College

Lake-Sumter Community College is a public, multi-campus college offering associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for employment, career advancement, and four-year college or university transfer, and specialized training for business and industry that improves the workforce. Through its commitment to student success, LSCC provides students with an accessible, supportive, learning-centered environment while challenging them to think critically, increase their information fluency, communicate effectively, become independent, build leadership skills, improve their ability to work as part of a team, develop social responsibility, and enhance their creativity.

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