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Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport is different than many other schools because we care about minds and hearts. We seek to form good citizens and leaders. We study the liberal arts and sciences and emphasize leadership, service and honor. Here you’ll learn how to think critically about the issues facing our world, how to write about them effectively, and gain the knowledge and confidence you need to take your place among the leaders of tomorrow. You’ll join your classmates in performing tens of thousands of hours of community service each year. And you’ll experience the value we place on treating all people with dignity and respect.

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.

The City College of New York - CUNY

City College of New York - CUNY

Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York (CCNY) has been true to its legacy of access, opportunity, and transformation. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and boldly visionary as the city itself. CCNY advances knowledge and critical thinking, and fosters research, creativity, and innovation across academic, artistic, and professional disciplines. As a public institution with public purpose, CCNY produces citizens who make an impact on the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York, the nation, and the world.

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City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

Wright College is a learning-centered, multi-campus institution of higher education offering students of diverse backgrounds, talents and abilities a quality education leading to baccalaureate transfer, career advancement and/or personal development.

Claflin University

Claflin University

Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869,Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, and oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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