CU receives grant from The American Council on Education

CU receives grant from The American Council on Education

Nov. 5, 2012
For Immediate Release

 

By Mary Kutter, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Acknowledged for innovative initiatives to help adult learners achieve degrees, Campbellsville University has recently been recognized by The American Council on Education with an $18,000 grant.

Being one of the six higher education institutions in the nation to receive this grant, Campbellsville University has been awarded the grant for its Community Retention Network project benefitting African-American adult learners from the Louisville area.

The project builds on the work being done by Campbellsville’s Louisville Education Center, which provides degree and degree completion programs exclusively to adult learners including a large percentage of students from the African-American community.

.The grants are part of ACE’s multipronged national initiative to ensure more adults in the United States obtain college degrees.

These promising initiatives have the potential to enhance adult education in this country and offer adult learners a more accessible pathway to a degree,” Gretchen M. Bataille, ACE senior vice president for Leadership and Lifelong Learning, said.

Campbellsville University will present their project results at the ACE Annual Meeting, which will be held March 2-5, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

ACE is the “major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions” and represents more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. According to their website, www.acenet.edu, the council provides “leadership on key higher education issues and public policy through advocacy.”

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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