Leaders in Higher Education Recognized at Awards Luncheon

Leaders in Higher Education Recognized at Awards Luncheon

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Christian Holm
October 08, 2015

TWC recognized the committed individuals and universities who lead the way in experiential education with the 2015 Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 5 in downtown Washington.


From established University partners to newly affiliated schools, TWC recognized 10 schools for their tireless efforts to make experiential education a cornerstone of the student experience.


The following partners were recognized for their extraordinary work in in serving students:


University of Arizona – Academic Seminar Partner of the Year

Diane Stipcak, Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Liaison of the Year

St. Lawrence University – New Affiliate of the Year

Emerson College – Private Institution of the Year

University of Massachusetts Lowell – Public Institution of the Year


The following schools received the New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award:


Dominican University of California

John Carroll University

Rutgers University Camden

Tufts University

Weber State University


Dominican University of California President Mary Marcy ’85 accepted the award for Dominican University. Marcy, herself a TWC alum, spoke about why she thinks internships matter, given the bold goals that Dominican has set for its students.


“The student population of Dominican represents what the future U.S population will look like. So we think that if we get it right at Dominican, we will get it right in America. As a former TWC intern, I know how an internship can change the trajectory of your career and your life, which is why I want all of our students to have access to comprehensive academic internships,” she said.


TWC President Mike Smith congratulated all of the institutions recognized, crediting their support for the continued success of the students they send to TWC.


“From old friends to new partners, we’re lucky to have your guided support and commitment to student success,” Smith said. “We give these awards because we think it’s important to put the work you’re doing on the national stage, where it ought to be.”


Click here to view photos from the luncheon

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