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Santa Monica College

Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment in which students can develop the skills and knowledge required for today's technology-oriented jobs and/or fulfillment of the requirements for transfer to four year colleges and universities.
We provide students with leading technology, hands-on experience, on-campus, online, and hybrid classes, free software in select courses, and a variety of certificates and degrees.
CSIS programs offer instruction in Programming, Databases, Networking, Technology Project Management, Robotics, Website Development, Computer Graphics, and Business Office Computer Skills.
  • Fariba Bolandhemat,
  • Gina Jerry
Savannah State University

Savannah State University

For 121 years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The 173-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. Please continue exploring Savannah State University - both on the Web and in person and share their excitement.

  • Ijaz Awani,
  • Derrek Dunn,
  • Deidre Paris
Seattle Central Community College

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle Central Community College is located on Capitol Hill, the vibrant urban center of Seattle life. They are an educational home for their students, a leadership incubator for their community and an economic catalyst for their state and beyond. Since 1966, the college has served the higher education and workforce training needs of more than 500,000 students. Seattle Central is committed to creating a learning environment that is accessible, diverse, responsive, and innovative. The college takes great pride in its diversity. Forty-nine percent of their students identify as American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, or “other” ethnicity. Thirty percent of their full-time faculty are people of color. Seattle Central is one of only seven Washington State community colleges offering a bachelor’s degree. Seattle Central is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institution accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Lisa Sandoval
Siena College

Siena College

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic institution. As a learning community, Siena is committed to a student-centered education emphasizing dynamic faculty-student interaction. Through a blending of liberal arts and professional education, Siena College provides experiences and courses of study instilling the values and knowledge to lead a compassionate, reflective, and productive life of service and leadership. As a liberal arts college, Siena fosters the rigorous intellectual development of its students through a healthy exchange of ideas both inside and outside the classroom. It provides opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking; to make reasoned and informed judgments; to appreciate cultural diversity; to deepen aesthetic sensibility and to enhance written and oral communication skills. It develops in each individual an appreciation for the richness of exploring knowledge from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

  • Mary Anne Egan,
  • Robin Flatland,
  • Darren Lim
Singularity University

Singularity University

With the support of a broad range of specialists in academia, business and government, Singularity University creates a global network of like-minded entrepreneurs, technologists and young leaders to participate in crafting a road map to guide the evolution of these disruptive technologies. SU helps create solutions and applications of these technologies for the benefit of humanity through its Graduate Studies and Executive Programs. SU is based at the NASA Research Park campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. A number of exponentially growing technologies will massively increase human capability and fundamentally reshape their future. This warrants the creation of an academic institution whose students and faculty will study these technologies, with an emphasis on the interactions between different technologies. Their mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges.

  • Kathryn Myronuk
Sinte Gleska University

Sinte Gleska University

Sinte Gleska University provides a model for Indian-controlled education. It is an institution governed by people rooted to the reservation and culture, concerned about the future, and willing to work to see the institution grow. It provides each Lakota person the opportunity to pursue an education and does so in a way that is relevant to career and personal needs. Sinte Gleska University graduates will help determine the future development and direction of the Tribe and its institutions. The mission of Sinte Gleska University is to plan, design, implement and assess post-secondary programs and other educational resources uniquely appropriate to the Lakota people in order to facilitate individual development and tribal autonomy.

  • Nidhi Singh,
  • Subodh Singh,
  • Jack Williams
Smith College

Smith College

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Computer Science is one of Smith College's youngest departments. About fifteen students graduate each year with a major in computer science. Smith College was founded at a time when there were practically no choices for women who wanted an education equal to that available to men. The idea of such a college was a radical notion in 1871, but its success has been dramatic and undeniable. And for more than 130 years, Smith has stayed true to its mission of providing women with the best education available in the liberal arts and sciences.

  • Joseph O'Rourke

South Carolina Technical College System

The South Carolina Technical College System will lead the nation in delivering relevant and effective programs that advance workforce development, promote economic development and ensure attainment of student learning goals. The South Carolina Technical College System provides learning opportunities that promote the economic and human resource development of the state.

  • Salandra Bowman,
  • Samantha Eastman,
  • Stephanie Frazier,
  • Linda Heimburger,
  • Hope Rivers
Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

Welcome to Southern Connecticut State University, a flourishing community of more than 12,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, near the artsy and historic Westville Village section of the city. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved into a comprehensive university offering 116 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties. Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

  • Winnie Yu
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, now in its second century, is a major public higher education institution dedicated to quality academic endeavors in teaching and research, to supportive programming for student needs and development, to effective social and economic initiatives in community, regional, and statewide contexts, and to affirmative action and equal opportunity. SIUC actively promotes the intellectual and social benefits of cultural pluralism, encourages the participation of non-traditional groups, and intentionally provides a cosmopolitan and general education context which expands student horizons and leads to superior undergraduate education. Seeking to meet educational, vocational, social, and personal needs of its diverse population of students and helping them fully realize their potential is a central purpose of the university. Emphasis on accessibility and regional service which creates distinctive instructional, research, and public service programs also gives SIUC its special character among the nation's research universities, and underlies other academic developments.

  • Nancy Martin

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