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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | August 2021

Kansas Wesleyan University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Kansas Wesleyan University Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

SAGE Scholars newest member, Kansas Wesleyan University, is a private, non-profit four-year college located in Salina, Kan. KWU provides an educational program characterized by excellence, within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, that includes 16 academic departments and a wide range of majors that includes a growing MBA program. The university also boasts a growing campus ministry effort.

More than 98% of graduates (over the past five years) are in jobs or graduate school within six months of graduation, a figure that is among the top two such rates in the state of Kansas. KWU's music programs and debate teams have been especially successful, with debate winning more than 50 national championships and graduates of the music program securing positions all over the U.S., while multiple athletic teams have advanced to national tournaments.

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Dr. Jane Fernandes Named The Next President of Antioch College

Dr. Jane Fernandes Named The Next President of Antioch College

Dr. Jane Fernandes, former Guilford College President, selected as the second female president - and first deaf president - in Antioch College's 170-year history. The Antioch College Board of Trustees announced today the selection of Dr. Jane Fernandes as the third president. Fernandes - most recently president of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina - will join Antioch College on August 16. She will be the second female president of the College and the third president since its relaunch as an independent institution in 2010.

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Emory & Henry College launches new major in Equine Assisted Therapy

Emory & Henry College launches new major in Equine Assisted Therapy

Emory & Henry College will begin offering a new bachelor of arts degree in Equine Assisted Therapy, starting in Fall 2021. The Equine Assisted Therapy major is an interdisciplinary major blending psychology and equine studies courses, designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of human psychology and psychopathology and how horses may be used in order to improve the psychological functioning of a wide range of individuals. Read More

Ursuline College nursing school named a national Center of Excellence

Ursuline College nursing school named a national Center of Excellence

The National League for Nursing (NLN) has named Ursuline College a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for its sustained efforts to "enhance student learning and professional development."" Ursuline is one of 10 programs nationally, and the only nursing program in Ohio, honored in the learning and professional development category. The Center of Excellence designation is for 2021 through 2025. Read More

KEEPING ON TRACK WITH SAGE SCHOLARS

10 Ways to Afford the College You Love

As you search for your perfect college, keep in mind that sticker price is not where you should begin. After all, the least expensive education today may wind up costing you in future opportunities. Here are ten tips to help plan, save, and pay for it. Read More

Tuition Rewards Deadlines

The August 31st Tuition Rewards deadline is just around the corner. Make sure your students are registered, on the FastTrak, and ready for college! Read More

Jill Leauber Marsteller Named Interim President of Ursinus College

Jill Leauber Marsteller Named Interim President of Ursinus College

Jill Leauber Marsteller '78, P'18, a proud Ursinus College alumna, passionate champion for the liberal arts, and, most recently, the college's senior vice president for advancement, has been named interim president of Ursinus by the board of trustees, effective September 1. She becomes the college's 18th president and the first woman to lead the 152-year-old institution.

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RPI & WPI Make list of 25 Private Colleges Whose Graduates Go on to Earn the Most Money

RPI & WPI Make list of 25 Private Colleges Whose Graduates Go on to Earn the Most Money

Eventual earning prospects are the most important metric for some students when deciding which college to attend. Fortunately, economic data analysts at Emsi have crushed the numbers that matter to reveal the higher educational establishments offering bachelor's degree alumni the highest average wages. Take a look through the private U.S. colleges whose graduates go on to earn the most money. Read More

Pacific Lutheran University launches Internship Fund to create equitable opportunities for students

Pacific Lutheran University launches Internship Fund to create equitable opportunities for students

During her senior year at PLU, Chloe Willburn '21 wanted to intern with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. As a social work major, Willburn believed that the experience gained from working alongside DCYF would benefit not only her but her future clients. But the internship didn't pay enough to cover costs associated with the training. Normally students in Willburn's situation would be forced to pass up an internship opportunity like this. Fortunately for Willburn, PLU was able to secure donations to provide her, and others like her, with a scholarship from its Internship Fund. Read More

KEEPING ON TRACK WITH SAGE SCHOLARS

Ten Minute Professor - The ABCs of Financial Aid

Learn the basics about financial aid, need vs. non-need aid, packaging, scholarships vs. loans vs. work-study, gapping and more in our easy to read guide "The ABCs of Financial Aid". Read More

Back to School Tips

It's true, summer is winding down and the back to school season is upon us. To help you prepare we put together our five favorite tips for a successful school year. Read More

Kevin C. Weinman, Ph.D. Named New President of Marist College

Kevin C. Weinman, Ph.D. Named New President of Marist College

Kevin Weinman, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at Amherst College, has been named the fifth President of Marist College following a unanimous vote of its Board of Trustees. The Board acted upon the unanimous recommendation of the college-wide Presidential Search Committee. Weinman will take over the role from President Dennis J. Murray, who has led Marist for nearly 40 years. Read More

Hope College Launches “Hope Forward” Strategy To Fully Fund Tuition

Hope College Launches "Hope Forward" Strategy To Fully Fund Tuition

A new financial model to fund a Hope College education. That is the goal of a vision that Hope College recently launched, built on the long-range commitment to ensure access for every student who is admitted to Hope. President Matthew Scogin shared his vision for fully funded tuition at his inauguration on September 13, 2019. Since then, the college has translated the vision into an innovative strategy and raised more than $31.1 million toward its implementation. Read More

Milligan Expands Communications Majors And Establishes A Student-Run Media Agency

Milligan Expands Communications Majors And Establishes A Student-Run Media Agency

Milligan University's area of communications has expanded its academic majors for fall 2021 to include film, graphic design, interactive media design, multimedia journalism and public relations. The increase in majors reflects the university's response to the changing needs and future demands within the field of communications. Read More