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Alverno College
First Generation College Student
November 8, 2022

Supporting Your First Steps as a First-Generation College Student

Your journey as a first-generation college student will be exciting, sometimes overwhelming, and never alone, as you forge ahead on a new and uncertain path that will soon become your own. Alverno faculty, staff, and your fellow first-generation college students know the joys as well as the fears of navigating that path – and we’re all here to help you find your way. Nearly 70 percent of our incoming students are the first in their families to attend college. It is our privilege to welcome and expand the pathway for first-generation college students in Milwaukee, across Wisconsin, and throughout the globe. We are so happy you’re here!
Student Stories: The First-Generation Journey
"The journey for a first-generation student is long and feels like it is never-ending. There are moments when you will be filled with doubt and possibly question if you deserve to be here. You will feel like you have to do…

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Coker University
InnoVision Recognizes Coker University for Outstanding Innovation
November 8, 2022

InnoVision Recognizes Pee Dee Idea Challenge and Coker University Student for Outstanding Innovation

InnoVision awards businesses and organizations yearly for positively developing their respective industries. This year, a Coker University student from the School of Business will receive the Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Award. This distinction recognizes programs that engage, encourage, and acknowledge young people in science, technology, math, and innovation. Coker’s focus on student excellence and achievement through various business plan competitions, idea challenges, and the University Enactus team's success were cited as contributing factors when considering recipients.
How it started
Last summer, Coker business professor Dr. Andy Burkemper applied for an InnoVision Award. He referenced many educational experiences students receive at Coker, including involvement in Coker’s Center for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (CCLE). Led by Dr. Burkemper, students have the…

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Felician University
New Finance Program Added for Fall 2023
November 8, 2022

Felician University is proud to announce the approval of a new Bachelor of Science in Finance in the School of Business & Information Sciences. The Finance program will begin in Fall 2023.

Dr. Philip Rothman, who laid the groundwork for this new undergraduate degree, along with Dr. David Turi, and Dr. Karen Beerbower will serve as the full-time professors for the program. Dr. Rothman, who has 24 years of industry experience in Corporate Banking and Financial Risk Management, stated, “The curriculum was developed by faculty from the School of Business and Information Sciences to prepare students with the cutting-edge content knowledge and diverse skill set they will need to achieve professional success in the field of Finance. Students will learn the core competencies of financial literacy and management as well as the importance of critical reasoning, ethical decision-making, and teamwork.”
Coinciding with the launch of the Finance major is the construction of a new…

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Centre College
College announces new Front and Centre Scholarship
November 8, 2022

Centre College has announced a new boost to Early Decision applicants.

Early Decision applicants will receive a boost at Centre College thanks to a new scholarship offering recently announced by the College.
Accepted students who submit applications by the Early Decision deadline will automatically receive $5,000—a total of $20,000 across four years—without a special application needed.
“Early Decision is a wonderful option for students who have executed a detailed college search and come to the conclusion that Centre College is the place where they will best thrive and grow as scholars, leaders and engaged community members,” said Pam Baughman, interim dean of admission and financial aid.
The newest form of financial aid at Centre will supplement most other merit scholarships, and showcases the College’s commitment to students who are ready to put pen to paper early in the application process.
The deadline for applying Early Decision – Centre’s binding application plan…

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Suffolk University
NHL Star Helms Men’s Hockey Team
November 8, 2022

He’s a Stanley Cup Champion and 13-year National Hockey League veteran. A member of both the US Olympic team and US World Cup title squad. An All-American collegiate player and high school star of back-to-back state championship teams.

Now Shawn McEachern is working to bring that winning tradition to Suffolk as the new head coach of the men’s hockey team—and the Rams’ first-ever full-time coach.
The team’s season opens on Friday, November 4 with a home game against Salve Regina.
“This marks a new era for our men’s hockey program,” says Director of Athletics Cary McConnell, who praised University leadership for recognizing “what a full-time coach can provide to a student-athlete’s education, on and off the ice. Shawn is an outstanding coach who works hard at what he does. He’s a grinder with a hands-on approach and strong leadership skills.”
A focus on discipline and details
McEachern comes to Suffolk following a decade as the boys’ head hockey coach at the Rivers School in…

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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
Agreement Signed to Award Six Paul Smith’s College Credits to Graduates of Apex Technical School’s New Home Automation Certification Program
November 8, 2022

Agreement will Help Reduce Time and Lower Cost to Achieve College Degree for Apex Graduates and Open Up New Enrollment Opportunities for Paul Smith’s College

PAUL SMITHS, NY –Paul Smith’s College and Apex Technical School signed an agreement for Paul Smith’s to award any graduate of the Apex Technical School’s new Home Automation certificate program six college credits. This would allow graduates of Apex’s workforce certification program to attain a college degree faster and at a lower cost.
Apex’s new Home Automation certificate program will train students for jobs in high demand sectors, like green energy—including learning skills to install digital smart grid systems to reduce energy consumption. Today’s agreement allows these graduates to get additional educational opportunities at Paul Smith’s College to also complete an Associates and/or Bachelor degree.
“Today’s agreement is exciting for Paul Smith’s College because this partnership with Apex creates a new pipeline of…

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La Salle University
The student behind the mask: Meet the 2022-23 Explorer
November 8, 2022

Marketing and finance double-major Alexis Sanchez, ’25, is the first woman to play the part in at least the last seven seasons.

Alexis Sanchez, ’25, attended a La Salle men’s basketball game a year ago, but the details around it are somewhat fuzzy.
That’s because Sanchez had her eyes trained away from the court.
Instead, she focused her attention on The Explorer, La Salle’s mascot. A marketing and finance major, Sanchez eagle-eyed The Explorer—every time he walked the baseline, interacted with fans, or gestured toward the crowd.
“I remember saying, ‘If I was the mascot, I would bust some moves and break out some cartwheels,” she said. “Instead of saying ‘if,’ I knew I should reach out to someone.”
So she did.
A tryout followed and, nearly a year later, Sanchez is poised to take the floor in Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center as The Explorer. She’s the first woman to play the part in at least the last seven seasons, according to La Salle Athletics—a…

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University of Bridgeport
How to Help Your Child Apply to College
November 8, 2022

The college application process can often feel nerve-wracking, stressful, and daunting for both high school juniors and seniors (and their parents) alike. Students are busy balancing social lives, academics, and other obligations like sports, clubs, and work. As a result, some may struggle to find the time to complete and submit shining college applications. So, how can you ensure acceptance letters and help your teen apply to college?

Applying to college can be challenging and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are five things you can do as a parent to help your child apply to college during this life-changing process — steps that still keep your student in the driver’s seat.
1. Help your teen determine their college list
College may be on your student’s mind as soon as they enter their freshman year of high school, but if not, take some time to sit down with them in their junior year to decide which colleges will be a good fit for their interests and skills.

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Mississippi College
This Thanksgiving Season, School of Business Students Urge MC Family to Rise Against Hunger
November 8, 2022

Alumni Hall at Mississippi College will transform into a beehive of activity on Nov. 15, as dozens of staff and students in baseball caps, hair nets, and gloves will busily funnel and package dry goods into bags that will be weighed, sealed, and stacked into boxes, ready for transport to an unknown destination.

“It will look like sheer pandemonium,” said Sara B. Kimmel with a laugh. But the associate professor of business said the apparent chaos surrounding one of the largest service opportunities on the Clinton campus will be highly organized.
MC’s second Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event, sponsored by the School of Business Service Club, will assemble more than 10,000 meals for people living in food-insecure areas.
Volunteers will gather around each of the five “funnel station” tables. In an assembly line process, one person will drop a vitamin pack into a bag, the next will secure the bag to the funnel, a third person will pour in soybean products, the next person…

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William Woods University
WWU Social Work students help provide a lesson in “Reality” for junior high students through unique program
November 8, 2022

Allison Mattox ’23 was a student at Mexico (Missouri) Middle School when she was confronted with what life would be like as an adult when it came to family finances and budgeting.

The Social Work major at William Woods was in eighth grade when she took part in a program called Reality Store, where participants go through a real-life simulation exercise of managing finances.
“It really gave me an experience about real life and how it works, and how challenging it could be to get expenses in line and what priorities my family might have to make,” she remembers. “I realized there might be hard choices that might have to be made to keep a family afloat.”
This week Mattox took part in the annual Reality Store simulation at her alma mater of Mexico Middle School, but this time as a senior college student majoring in Social Work at WWU. She is interning at the school as part of her Social Work Field Practicum this fall, and helped coordinate this year’s event with Mexico Public…

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Suffolk University
Suffolk Among Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts
November 8, 2022

Suffolk University has again been named one of Massachusetts’ top 100 women-led businesses for 2022, ranking in the top 20 and the highest university on the list.

The list—compiled by The Women’s Edge, a nonprofit that supports female business leaders, and Boston Globe Magazine—celebrates the state’s leading nonprofits and companies that are run by women. The list includes financial institutions, technology and healthcare companies, hospitals, universities, and others that are run by what the list calls “women power players of the Bay State.”
To compile the list, The Women’s Edge considered a number of factors including revenue and operating budgets, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects, and then ranked the organizations according to its own formula. Data considered included percentage of upper management that is female—in Suffolk’s case 65%, including its three highest-ranking executives and two of its three deans. Suffolk’s workforce is 54% women and…

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Felician University
Women’s Cross Country Runs into History
November 8, 2022

The Felician University Women’s Cross Country team made history yesterday by clinching the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. This marks the first women’s CACC championship title for Felician University.

Five of seven Felician University runners finished in the top 20. This gave the Golden Falcons 36 points on the 5k course and a finalized time of 1:43.06.
Fifth year senior Bri Balderas of Somerset, NJ and Senior Ashley Linares of Passaic, NJ secured first and second place, and helped to propel the Golden Falcons to victory. Balderas finished first, crossing the finish line in just over 20 minutes at 20:02.4. Linares was second with a time of 20:10.1.
Cynthia Delapaz of Alvin, TX placed 4th, Kadreya Simeon of Pompton Plains, NJ came in 12th and in 17th place was North Bergen, NJ local, Shayla Morales. Also running in support of the team were Woodbridge, NJ resident, Catherine Catipay, and Kelsey Pereira of Cliffside…

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California College of the Arts
CCA course sponsored by Google focuses on the future
November 8, 2022

Discover how students from across CCA’s Design programs speculated on the future in the industry-sponsored course Studio Forward.

Find out how students worked together to explore the future of belonging.
Design students had the opportunity to explore and experiment alongside Google, one of CCA’s major industry partners, in the new course Studio Forward. In this year-long, interdisciplinary class, students, faculty, and peers at Google imagined what the future of belonging could look like, making use of speculative design—a tool to translate the hard skills of design to imagine possible futures—and research prompts which resulted in workshops, installations, and collaborative learning labs.
Learn more about CCA’s Industry Partnerships
Published on November 3, 2022
Industry Partnerships
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Design
Envision alternative futures and deliver inspired solutions
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St. Edward
Inspired to Teach, Serve and Learn
November 8, 2022

How Two St. Edward’s Fulbright Scholars Are Helping Students Think, Understand and See the World More Fully

St. Edward's is proud to congratulate our 2022 Fulbright Student award winners!
As recipients of this highly selective grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these two graduates will make an impact abroad during a year of teaching, learning and cross-cultural exchange. Our Fulbright Students will work as English language teaching assistants in Germany and Bulgaria beginning this fall. They plan to approach their host countries with an openness to learn from and contribute to the communities they serve while acting as ambassadors for the U.S.
Meet these Hilltoppers! Find out about their experiences at St. Edward’s and beyond the hilltop that led to their prestigious Fulbright award ? and their goals for their Fulbright year.
Simmi Chadha ’19 International Business major, German minor
MY FULBRIGHT GOALS IN GERMANY
“I want to encourage the development of…

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Centre College
Daniel Scott secures grant funding to enhance research experiences at Centre
November 8, 2022

Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are set to receive a boost at Centre College and across the country from the National Science Foundation.

Daniel Scott, associate professor of chemistry at Centre, has secured nearly $300,000 in grant funding to continue his development of CUREs at the College. His classes, intro to inorganic/analytical chemistry (CHE 250) and instrumental analysis (CHE 350) are two examples of where the CUREs he has developed at Centre are being utilized.
“The ultimate goal is to lay the foundation to increase the implementation of CUREs across the country,” Scott said. “CUREs can be daunting to try the first time around, so we hope to develop a set of materials and ideas that will lead to the successful experiences.”
“Research experiences are well documented as ways to increase persistence and success in the sciences,” he continued, “so we want to broaden the ability to participate in these research experiences. Ultimately, we hope to…

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Coker University
Coker University Partners with Rize to Offer New Academic Programs
November 8, 2022

Coker University excitedly announces two new academic offerings that students can start studying in Fall 2022. These new programs are available to Coker students through a strategic partnership with Rize Education, which provides access to cutting-edge curricula so Coker students can prepare for successful careers in high-growth and high-paying fields upon graduation.

The School of Business adds an Actuarial Science concentration to its Business Administration major. Students seeking a concentration in Actuarial Science will take courses in finance, mathematics, statistics, data science, and programming as well as be prepared to take two Society of Actuaries exams to be highly sought-after actuaries. The average starting salary for Actuaries in South Carolina is $89.6K with job opportunities growing faster than the national average.
Alongside the new nursing program, Coker is excited to further expand its healthcare offerings by adding a degree in Public Health. Students interested…

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University of Bridgeport
How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement When Applying to College
November 8, 2022

If you’re getting ready to put together your college applications, that means it’s time to start thinking about writing your personal statement. Many first-year, transfer, and graduate school applications will ask you to write about who you are and why you want to attend college.

Writing a personal statement is your chance to show the admissions team who you are outside of what they can see from your application materials. It’s an opportunity to speak about you as a person and more than a student — what your grades and transcripts don’t show.
Writing something that will wow the reader is a considerable task, especially if you don’t think of yourself a writer. With a bit of preparation and a proofreader or two, you can have a personal statement that will get you noticed.
To help you feel more confident when it’s time to sit down and write your personal statement, we’ve gathered some tips to help you craft a unique and creative essay. Keep reading to learn how to write a…

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California College of the Arts
A new student club fosters connection among first-gen college students
November 8, 2022

In CCA’s second year celebrating the national First-Generation College Celebration, a new student organization for first-gen students creates community, offers a bridge to resources, and reminds students they are one among many.

“Know that you are not alone! Even though it may feel like it, there are so many other first-gen college students who are in the same situation as you.” —Nya Serrano (Painting and Drawing)
On November 8, colleges and universities around the country celebrate the annual First-Generation College Celebration, in recognition and support of this bold, diverse community. Although CCA celebrated its inaugural First-Generation College Celebration in 2021, the CCA community of students, faculty, and staff who were the first in their families to go college have made lasting contributions over the decades to the campus and the community of students who follow in their footsteps. (CCA hosts its 2022 celebration on November 9 to accommodate Election Day.)
Now in…

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St. Edward
Becoming Changemakers
November 8, 2022

How St. Edward’s helped two standout students find their purpose and work for justice.

Meriam Elawad and Eduardo “Lalo” Carrillo chose St. Edward’s for its rigorous academics and emphasis on service and justice. They came to college hoping to change the world for the better and, through internships and research, they discovered how to connect their passion with a career. Experiential learning helped them find their calling — and earn St. Edward’s highest honor, a Presidential Award.
Growing up, Meriam Elawad had always been concerned about the environment. She hoped that college would help her find a career aimed at protecting the natural world. “I knew that I wanted to make a difference, but I didn’t know how to go about doing that,” she remembers.
At St. Edward’s, a course called Environmental Controversies in Austin gave her a roadmap. Each week, local guest speakers explained how they were helping people gain access to fresh produce, working to prevent urban sprawl, and…

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Villa Maria College
Fine Art - Villa Maria College - See For Yourself!
November 8, 2022

Take your talents further with our intensive studio-based learning structure that exposes you to a breadth and depth of techniques with a four-year Bachelor of Fine Art or two-year Associate of Science.

See the benefits.
Villa Maria’s Fine Art program can offer you:
Flexible Options
Pursue your career goals with either a four-year BFA or two-year AS. The BFA program delivers a modern fine art education that includes painting, mixed media, photography, and 3D design. Prepare for your future in fine art by adding upper-level electives from a number of Villa programs to complete your BFA.
Unique Training
Our Fine Art program is the only one of its kind in Erie County. Villa’s history and reputation for fine art education make both the BFA and AS degrees the ideal choice for students who wish to explore their talents and have a career in visual arts.
Endless Opportunities
The freedom to explore. Students have the opportunity to explore courses in drawing, design, painting,…

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Suffolk University
Sawyer Business School Opens First-of-its-kind Marketing Lab
November 8, 2022

"What are they thinking?"

Marketing students at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School have a powerful new way to help understand how customers make decisions: the recently opened X-Lab.
It’s the first human behavior facility in Massachusetts to be integrated into a business school curriculum while also advancing academic research.
The on-campus space, featuring Boston-based iMotions’ leading biosensor research platform, will provide graduate students with unique opportunities to study and analyze consumer experiences using tools and technologies that are becoming increasingly important to business success.
iMotions’ multimodal technology measures eye metrics, facial expressions, and electrodermal activity (aka finger sweat). As a participant looks at a picture or watches a video, a computer integrates their bio-measurements to provide more objective insights into a person’s responses to, say, a Superbowl ad or a package design.
“The X-Lab will not only equip Suffolk…

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St. Edward
Top 10 Reasons for Hilltop Pride
November 8, 2022

Each year, universities across the country are ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review and others for the merits and outcomes of the educational experience they provide. We’re proud of the strong recognition St. Edward’s garners.

What keeps us consistently high in the rankings? It’s the transformative opportunities students have at St. Edward’s — on campus, in Austin and beyond — and how Hilltoppers are making the most of those experiences to enrich their learning and fully engage in their education.
While we could share a lengthy list of the outstanding advantages a St. Edward’s education offers, here are 10 points of pride that make us honored to be Hilltoppers.
We’re a Top 10 University in the West, Again!
For the 4th year in a row, St. Edward’s is ranked a top-10 university in the Western Region by U.S. News & World Report, ???moving up to 8th place in their 2022–2023 Best Colleges list. St. Edward’s also ranked in the top 10 for Best…

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Oakland City University
OCU Announces New Agribusiness Major
November 8, 2022

Amid the new addition of sprint football, track and field, and marching band we will also be adding to our academic side. The School of Business is adding Agribusiness Management to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program for this Fall 2022.

Head of the Business Department, Dr. Robb said, “The new Agribusiness concentration will support transfer opportunities with community college graduates in Agribusiness and an opportunity for high school Ag/FFA students to explore an Ag Business program at OCU’s School of Business. This has been a goal for the School of Business and the faculty are excited to expand our offerings to include this new option.”
The Agribusiness Management option in the BSBA program includes 24 credit hours focusing on Agribusiness Management concepts. Some of the courses will include: Agribusiness Marketing & Sales, Agribusiness Economics, Agribusiness Technologies and Professional Practicum for field experience. The first course AGR…

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Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan Launching New Program, Major Focused on Creating a Healthier World
November 8, 2022

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is adding a new Public Health program and Public Health major in fall 2023 to prepare students for careers focused on promoting wellness and preventing disease.

“We are excited to add these Public Health offerings at Ohio Wesleyan,” said Christopher Fink, Ph.D., director of the new program and major. “Public health workers are critical to keeping communities healthy, preventing and managing pandemics, working toward social justice, managing disaster relief, and increasing access to health care and quality of life for all.”
Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at Ohio Wesleyan will be prepared to enter the workforce or any graduate program related to public or global health, said Fink, who also serves the university as an associate professor of Health and Human Kinetics.
“This could be in a government, nonprofit, or private sector setting, and could include work in community health education or research, data…

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