As part of its ongoing effort to help member institutions magnify their economic impact, APLU recently announced finalists for its 2017 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. The awards honor institutions performing exemplary work to advance the economic wellbeing of their states, regions, and the nation through a variety of efforts. In this final part in a three-part series, APLU spotlights finalists in the “Place” IEP University Awards category, for exemplary initiatives in education and workforce development. One of the finalists will be named the place category award winner Sunday, November 12 in Washington, DC during the APLU Annual Meeting.
In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four APLU member institutions have been selected as regional recipients of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, East Carolina University, the University of New Hampshire, Oklahoma State University, and Purdue University will now compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award – which will be announced Sunday, November 12 in Washington, DC during the APLU Annual Meeting. In this final part of a four-part series, APLU spotlights Purdue University for its work help nonprofit organizations extend their reach and improve their effectiveness through the technology-based solutions.
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, APLU named Boise State University, Colorado State University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Texas at Austin, and Western Michigan University as finalists for its 2017 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual prize works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion. One of the five finalists will be named the 2017 Project Degree Completion Award winner during the APLU Annual Meeting, November 12-14, in Washington, DC. In this final part of a five-part series, APLU profiles Colorado State University (CSU) and its Plan for Excellence: Enhancing Undergraduate Education and Student Success.