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Bethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona Beach, FL
Founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904, Bethune-Cookman University is an historically Black, United Methodist Church-related university offering baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the diverse educational, social, and cultural needs of its students and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others. The University has deep roots in the history of America and continues to provide services to the broader community through a focus on service learning and civic engagement. Bethune-Cookman University accomplishes its mission by providing quality instruction in an intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures the mind (intellect), the heart (transformative leadership) and the hand (service learning) according to our founder’s motto and the institution’s seal.
Green Mountain CollegePoultney, VT
Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 by the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today. Experiential learning is also central to a GMC education: Students are encouraged to gain hands-on experience through internships, service-learning opportunities and study abroad programs. Interdisciplinary block courses allow students to spend an entire semester working with professors from multiple disciplines on a single area of focus, often through field research, overnight outings, discussions with experts and a culminating project. Adventure programming and the Farm and Food Project provide additional hands-on learning opportunities.
Marine Corps University FoundationQuantico, VA
The Marine Corps University Foundation helps enhance and enrich Marine Corps Professional Military Education and Leadership. For 30 years, the Marine Corps University Foundation has harnessed the power of the private sector in support of the Marine Corps' most pressing educational needs. Their support has made professional military education more responsive to changes in the nature of conflict and brought a level of professionalism in faculty and diversity in perspective not attainable solely through appropriated government funding.
Marymount UniversityArlington, VA
Marymount University is an independent, comprehensive Catholic university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Marymount stands true to its mission to build faith, character, and a commitment to service in the students it educates.
Midland UniversityFreemont, NE
Midland University is a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We believe in the sanctity of the individual in a mutually supportive community of a small college. Therefore, we believe in a focus on each person as an individual with inherent worth. Learning is best based on open inquiry and the liberal arts. We believe that an appreciation of the empirical, theoretical and aesthetic forms of knowledge is critical to the development of citizens who can respond to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1883, Midland University is the product of college and church mergers. Midland College was established at Atchison, Kansas, by the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 15, 1887. The name Midland College was selected because of its central location in the United States. In 1919, the college moved to Fremont, Nebraska. The Fremont property had previously been called Fremont Normal School and Business College. In 1962, Midland merged with Luther Junior College (founded in Wahoo, Nebraska, in 1883). Midland College then became Midland Lutheran College, and finally, in2010, Midland Lutheran College became Midland University.
Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NY
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, Inc.New London, CT
The United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit organization which exists exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. In addition to providing services for and promoting fellowship among its members, a primary purpose of the Alumni Association is to raise funds that provide “margin of excellence” support for the Academy and the Corps of Cadets. Regular members of the Association include graduates and persons who have attended the Coast Guard Academy. Associate members include parents and friends of the Academy. The Association currently has more than 5,400 regular members, over 1,000 Associate members, and over 900 Cadet members. The Association is governed by a 16-person Board of Directors that is elected by the membership.
Virginia Military InstituteLexington, VA
The mission of the Virginia Military Institute is to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. It operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society.
West Point Association of GraduatesWest Point, NY
The West Point Association of Graduates is the Alumni Association for the United States Military Academy. Its mission is to serve West Point and its graduates; its purpose is to further the ideals and promote the welfare of the USMA. It strengthens the bonds of the United States Military Academy through communications and services to graduates, Classes and Societies, and by building relationships with current Cadets at West Point.