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Welcome to the APCU News Blog! The posts below highlight activities and accomplishments from our member institutions as well as other items of interest from the world of higher education.

Wednesday, September 29 2021

Muskingum University was awarded over $970,000 for a Workforce Opportunity for a Rural Communities Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The University was one of 11 Appalachian Regional Commission recipients. The WORC Initiative funds projects that invest in education, training, and career support services to develop local and regional workforce development solutions and community partnerships to promote new, sustainable job opportunities. More.

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Wednesday, September 29 2021

The College announced a scholarship drawing for students vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Three lucky students will win scholarships in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 that they can use toward their spring semester, 2022, education. Every vaccinated student will be entered into a random drawing. To be eligible, students must show proof of vaccination by Oct. 18. More.

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Sunday, September 26 2021

Presbyterian College’s first group of physician assistant students graduated in the program’s inaugural commencement exercise Friday, Sept. 24. The 32 brand new PCPA alumni who completed their two-year program of study this fall were reminded that, as the first PA students, they established trends for all classes that follow. Founding program director Dr. Joe Weber announced that the Class of 2021’s scores on standardized tests exceed national norms. More.

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Saturday, September 25 2021

Missouri Valley College President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey has announced a one million dollar gift from Don and Julie Julien that will serve as the lead gift for a new nursing and health sciences facility on Missouri Valley College’s campus. The Juliens provided the primary funding for MVC’s DJ Rodeo Arena in August of 2014. They have given other generous gifts to the college including real estate and financial support for various projects. More.

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Saturday, September 25 2021

College of the Ozarks recently hosted Michael R. Pence, 48th vice president of the United States, as the keynote speaker for The National Symposium on Patriotic Education. Thousands registered to view the content from the comfort of their homes and offices across the nation, while students, staff, and faculty attended the primary convocation in person. The purpose of the Symposium was to revive historic American values and pride on the eve of the 250th anniversary of America’s founding. More.

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Friday, September 24 2021

For the fifth-straight year, The College of Idaho is recognized as the top college or university in Idaho by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings. The rankings come on the heels of last week’s U.S. News & World Report rankings, which placed The College of Idaho no. 136 of all national liberal arts colleges, and for the third-straight year, in the top-15 nationally in social mobility. More.

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Friday, September 24 2021

When Morris Smith started cutting hair in college, he didn’t do it just for the money. He genuinely enjoyed it, so much so, that he became known as the barber on campus at Stillman College, an HBCU. Having a hustler mentality since he was a child, Smith would promote parties, cut hair, sell clothes and CD’s to earn extra income. What he didn’t realize at the time, is that upon graduating college he would take his passion for service and hustling to a whole new level. More.

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Thursday, September 23 2021

A $1.45 million estate gift will address Hastings College’s greatest needs while touching the lives of students now and in the future. The bequest was made by the late Jo Ann Klemmer, a longtime friend and supporter of the College and spouse of the late Dr. Herb Klemmer, a 1933 alumnus and psychiatrist. The estate gift will be applied toward immediate needs such as deferred maintenance and campus operations, as well as areas reflecting Klemmer’s philanthropic priorities. More.



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Wednesday, September 22 2021

Agnes Scott has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Agnes Scott will be featured in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. More.

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Wednesday, September 22 2021

Maryville College has received a $306,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The three-year grant, which will begin Sept. 30, is titled “Maryville College’s First StEPS Project: Mental Health and Other Drugs (AOD) Education, Prevention, and Support Services for Students.”  More.

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