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California State University - Monterey Bay

California State University - Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay provides an exceptional education at an affordable price. They are a small, residential campus with an engaged faculty. Students receive individual attention, plus the many opportunities of a comprehensive university. They're one of the 23 campuses that make up the California State University system. Like the other CSUs, our name comes from their location. Our 1,387-acre campus is one mile from the shores of Monterey Bay, between the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula. They serve students from the entire state of California, but 31 percent of their undergraduate students come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. They pride themselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved (38%) and low-income (33%) populations.

  • Babita Gupta,
  • Kate Lockwood
Canisius College

Canisius College

Welcome to Canisius College, Western New York's premier private comprehensive university.  Founded by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1870, our 77-acre campus houses 32 buildings which contain the modern resources needed to give you a quality education. Canisius College takes pride in being a college in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition that seeks to educate the whole person by caring for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical life of the individual. This tradition promotes Catholic intellectual life, spiritual development, and service to others – the true traits of great leadership. It seeks God in all things by affirming the goodness of creation and working for a more just and peaceful world. As part of this tradition Canisius respects freedom of conscience and of worship, and welcomes all people to join in its quest.

  • Matthew Hertz
Carleton College

Carleton College

Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Carleton College is committed to providing a true liberal arts education, a curriculum that challenges their students to learn broadly and think deeply. The most important thing their students learn is how to learn for a lifetime. Carleton's student body is notoriously difficult to categorize, but if they had to choose just one word to describe them, it would be curious. They're an intellectually insatiable group that approaches learning with enthusiasm, energy, and a uniquely Carleton brand of playfulness. Broad-ranging interests are common, and friendships seem to cross all traditional boundaries.

  • Amy Csizmar Dalal
Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is world-renowned for its school of computer science. The University believes computational thinking to be a necessary fundamental skill used by everyone in the world and aspires to lead in computer science research and education that has an impact in the real world. The school has recently received $10 million for a new research facility in the university's new computer science complex. The building will include the Gates Center for Computer Science and will be used for technology research. Carnegie Mellon's professors have won numerous distinguished awards for computer hardware and software, such as the A.M. Turing Award.

  • Lenore Blum,
  • Jacobo Carrasquel,
  • Justine Cassell,
  • Wanda Dann,
  • Carol Frieze,
  • Kari Gazdich,
  • Margaret Reid-Miller

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 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

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