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Michigan Technological University

Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC is a premier, comprehensive technical college that provides excellence in education to enrich, empower and transform lives in our community.

As a public, two-year comprehensive technical college, MATC offers quality educational and training opportunities and services to its diverse, metropolitan community by collaborating with partners to advance the lives of its students. 

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

MCTC's vision is to be an institution that transforms the community by educating students who are globally aware, engaged citizens, skillful at their work and lifelong learners.

The college mission is to make individual dreams achievable by providing access to learning opportunities that prepare students to live and work in a democratic society within a global community. The college fulfills this mission through:

  • General education
  • Liberal education
  • Technical education
  • Baccalaureate transfer education
  • Workforce development
  • Developmental education
  • English language learning
  • Continuing education
  • Clara James
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state's diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences, Mississippi State offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs; these include architecture, the fine arts, business, education, the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and veterinary medicine. The university embraces its role as a major contributor to the economic development of the state through targeted research and the transfer of ideas and technology to the public, supported by faculty and staff relationships with industry, community organizations, and government entities. Mississippi State is committed to its tradition of instilling among its students and alumni ideals of diversity, citizenship, leadership, and service.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, their graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.

Tradition: They are a diverse scholarly community of hard-working problem-solvers who draw inspiration, strength, and pride from our history, our students’ success, and our entrepreneurial spirit.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: They value the entire realm of human knowledge and seek to transcend conventional boundaries in the pursuit of our goals.

Inclusiveness: Thet encourage and depend upon mutual recognition and respect and the voluntary cooperative efforts of our diverse constituents to sustain a strong and cohesive scholarly community.

Excellence: They embrace academic integrity, exceptional results, and constant improvement in teaching, research, service, and economic development activities.

  • Keng Siau
Monash University

Monash University

Named after prominent Australian Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958, making it the first university to be established in the State of Victoria for 106 years. From its first intake of 347 students at Clayton in 1961, the University grew rapidly in size and student numbers so that by 1967, it had more than 7000 students. In the decades that followed, Monash developed a wide range of courses in arts, commerce, engineering, education, law, medicine and science. It created a thriving cultural atmosphere with outstanding performing arts and concert programs and a growing collection of contemporary Australian art. In 1990, Monash moved beyond the borders of Clayton and merged with the Chisholm Institute of Technology, creating the university's Caulfield and Peninsula campuses. Monash University Malaysia was established in 1998 -- the first Monash campus outside Australia.

  • Julie Fisher
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Monmouth University

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through its offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth University educates and prepares students to realize their potential as leaders and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world.

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Montana State University

Montana State University, the state's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement.

Montana State University is as remarkable as its setting. Created as a land-grant institution, it is a welcoming, adventurous community of students, faculty and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world's greatest challenges. The university energizes individuals to discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people toengage with the university to improve the human prospect through excellence in education, research, creativity and civic responsibility.


Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Their long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of academic excellence in a global learning environment, a tight-knit, diverse, and international community, a worldwide network of influential alumnae, and the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke has a long history of supporting the entry of women into many fields of science, i.e. for the better part of a century, the college sent more women off to PhDs in the physical sciences than perhaps any other academic institution. Integrating computing throughout the liberal arts curriculum has been at the heart of the Computer Science Department's work since 1971.

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Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College aims to develop independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience, able to express ideas with clarity and grace, committed to life-long learning, equipped with ethical and civic values, and prepared for lives of leadership and service. The College is committed to providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate education within the context of a supportive, diverse residential community. Our curriculum integrates the traditional liberal arts with selected pre-professional studies. Our faculty are passionate about teaching, value close relationships with students, and are committed to the pedagogical and intellectual importance of research. All members of our community are committed to educating the whole person through experiences within and beyond the classroom. Honoring its historical heritage from the Lutheran Church and its continuing connection with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Muhlenberg encourages, welcomes, and celebrates a variety of faith traditions and spiritual perspectives.

Murray State University

Murray State University

Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. Murray State maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky's only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report regional university top tier for the past 18 consecutive years (non-doctoral degree granting universities). In addition to the main campus, Murray State University operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.

  • Si Chen, Ramona Smith, Brenda Wilson