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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 22 2021

The University of Pikeville is proud to announce the expansion of its undergraduate online degree programs to provide students and working professionals the opportunity to advance their education, on their schedule. After gaining approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, UPIKE is now providing its second fully-online degree program, an Associate in Communication (A.S.) under the College of Arts and Sciences. More.

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Wednesday, September 22 2021

At Whitworth University, Wang was on the swim team. After graduation, and setting NCAA swimming records, he transitioned to coaching before choosing a more conventional career to spend more time with his four daughters. He got into wealth management and has since built up a team of six at UBS in nearly eight years of service. Having been in such a high level of athletic competition, he learned work ethic and attention to detail he still finds helpful as a financial advisor. More.

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Tuesday, September 21 2021

Gary Aspden, a former Blackburn College student, gave a visiting lecture to around 200 students ahead of The British Textile Biennial headline exhibition: ‘CINQUANTA 50 years of sportswear innovation C.P. Company’.  The Darwen-born brand expert is known for his in-depth knowledge of adidas and his vast vintage adidas archive. His work is based in London, but he spends much of his time in Lancashire which he cites as his biggest source of inspiration. More.

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Monday, September 20 2021

Helmar Nielsen believes so deeply in liberal arts colleges that he’s investing $15 million to keep these distinctively American learning communities vibrant. The newly founded Nielsen Center for the Liberal Arts at Eckerd College (NCLA) will attract to Florida early-career liberal arts college faculty from across the country to gather in St. Petersburg for an all-expenses-paid opportunity to get to know themselves better as educators in order to improve their teaching. More.

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Saturday, September 18 2021

Civic engagement is a major component of a Tusculum University education, and students, faculty and staff demonstrated its importance during the annual Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day, held Friday, Sept. 17. Tusculum family members use Nettie Day to complete a number of projects that benefit the university and the community. AmeriCorps, a national organization, funded Nettie Day this year with a $58,247 grant, which helped provide equipment needed to finish the projects. More.

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Friday, September 10 2021

Wayne Leon, the executive director of distance learning and transfer programs, joined Robeson Community College (RCC) President Melissa Singler on Tuesday, Sept. 7 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a Guaranteed Admissions Program between the two institutions. RCC students who transfer to Lees-McRae can choose from a variety of academic programs, including science-based majors and liberal arts majors. More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

In her second consecutive Paralympics, Queens University multimedia storytelling major Hannah Aspden '22 just won her first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Aspden, who is the first athlete from Queens ever to win a gold medal in either the Olympics or Paralympics, finished first with a time of 1:09.22 in the women's 100-meter backstroke. More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

For several years, Hanover College has met the full tuition need for Indiana residents who are Pell eligible through its Indiana “Pell Promise.” Beginning with the incoming first-year class of 2022, Hanover is extending that “Pell Promise” to all 50 states to increase accessibility for students with financial need. The award is renewable each year upon filing the FAFSA. More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

Bloomfield College is pleased to announce that President Marcheta P. Evans has been named to the Honor Roll of ROI Influencers: Higher Education 2021 by ROI-NJ.com, a leading business publication. In naming President Evans, ROI-NJ.com stated, “Evans, the only Black female [4-year] college president in New Jersey, leads one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation and New Jersey’s only four-year Predominantly Black and Hispanic Serving Institution.” More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

Alma College has concluded the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in its history. “Our Time is Now: The Campaign for Alma College,” wrapped up June 30 after inspiring more than $125.2 million in giving over the course of eight years. In total, 9,443 separate donors, including 4,506 alumni, pledged their support to current and future students at Alma College. More.

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