Celebrating Civic Engagement at the Association of American Colleges & Universities' 2014 Annual Conference

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Celebrating Civic Engagement at the Association of American Colleges & Universities' 2014 Annual Conference

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January 24, 2014

2013 Recipients of TWC Civic Engagement Award Recognized at AAC&U Annual Conference

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In 2013, five colleges and universities were selected to receive the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and the New York Life Foundation. The awardees and their work in civic engagement were promoted again at the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ 2014 Annual Conference, which was held January 22-25 in Washington, DC.

 

The schools shared their accomplishments and advice for others around the country seeing to make similar change during a panel titled, Building Partnerships for Change moderated by Kelly Eaton, the Chief Academic Officer at The Washington Center.

 

“The Washington Center established the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award to recognize schools that are reaching beyond their own campuses to achieve sustainable civic impacts,” said Mike Smith, president of The Washington Center. “We congratulate The Citadel, California State University at Monterey Bay, Portland State University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Syracuse University and we are pleased to be able to bring their excellent work to the attention of the members of AAC&U. These schools are true innovators and leaders in forging partnerships to address issues of public concern and their work should be promoted as a best practice in higher education.”

 

About The Washington Center

 

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.  The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has over 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world.  It was established in 1975. www.twc.edu

 

About the New York Life Foundation

 

Inspired by New York Life’s tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided more than $155 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. Through its focus on “Nurturing the Children,” the Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement.  The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Life program.  To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.newyorklifefoundation.org.

 

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