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City University of New York Hunter College

City University of New York Hunter College

Hunter College, located in the heart of bustling Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country. Currently, 21,000 students attend Hunter, pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 different programs of study. Hunter College is famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself. For nearly 140 years, it has provided educational opportunities for women and minorities, and today, students from every walk of life and every corner of the world convene at Hunter in pursuit of the American Dream. Hunter is also the home of world-renowned research centers, including the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO), and the Brookdale Center on Aging, just to name three.

  • Susan Epstein,
  • Virginia Teller,
  • Felisa Vázquez-Abad
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

Colgate University

Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning. The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding.

  • Vijay Ramachandran
College of Charleston

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation's top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College provides a creative and intellectually stimulating environment where students are challenged by a committed and caring faculty of 500 distinguished teacher-scholars, all in an incomparable setting. At the College of Charleston, students learn how to succeed and grow, both inside and outside the classroom. This comes from a rigorous exposure to the arts, sciences and humanities, and from dedication to achievement in education, business and other professional careers. It comes from a vibrant and enriching campus life that provides meaningful opportunities to become engaged and involved, to make a difference and to become a leader.

  • James Bowring,
  • Renee McCauley,
  • RoxAnn Stalvey
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College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

  • Deborah Knox,
  • Monisha Pulimood
College of St. Scholastica

College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is a Catholic Benedictine institution and the only independent private college in northeastern Minnesota. The College was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Today St. Scholastica educates more than 4,000 men and women and has graduated more than 18,500 living alumni. The 186-acre Duluth campus is set on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. The beautiful St. Scholastica campus provides a small, friendly community that enables each student to participate in a variety of activities. A 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio makes it easy for students to seek individualized academic assistance and encouragement. The College offers 20 intercollegiate athletics programs and more than 50 extracurricular offerings. The activities and services of the Student Affairs division foster a diverse, challenging and mutually respectful environment which provides opportunities for students' holistic growth, and the integration of curricular and co-curricular learning.

  • Thomas Gibbons,
  • Arshia Khan,
  • Brenda Panger,
  • Jennifer Rosato,
  • Emily Segar-Johnson

Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System comprises the state's largest system of higher education.  Its career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges serve more than 162,000 students annually.  In addition, CCCS oversees 1200 secondary and 800 postsecondary career and technical programs in more than 150 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions across the state. 

To provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.

  • Jennifer Jirous
Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution.

  • Stephanie Berry,
  • Tracy Camp,
  • Keith Hellman,
  • Julie Krause,
  • Barbara Moskal

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