As of June 2013, the Sterling endowment, managed by Trillium Asset Management of Boston, becoming the first college in Vermont and only the third college in the nation to meet the fossil fuel free challenge put forward by the climate crisis organization, In a recent Huffington Post article Sterling President Matthew Derr makes the case for the Civic Role of Higher Education in addressing
The news feature highlights the advantage of Work-Learning-Service beyond Federal work study programs. According to the WCC's Executive Director Robin Taffler “It does not differentiate between those that can afford to pay for their education, from those that must work to cover their educational costs. And that’s a big deal. No student can buy their way out of this work program.
  In a recent Forbes article, three Work Colleges--Alice Lloyd College, Berea College and College of the Ozarks--were among the handful of  higher education institutions featured for giving students the opportunity to minimize college debt even before graduation.  The article, on the heels of Cooper Union's (New York City) decision to end a 150-year tradition of guaranteed free
 At the College of the Ozarks, students work in exchange for free tuition. A handful of colleges and universities don't add tuition to students' bills, which can add up to major cost savings for those who qualify or who are willing to work in return for their education.  Some of the schools that don't charge tuition are quite small, many require some form of service, and a few have
Seeking to emphasize the second word in “service learning,” Warren Wilson College updated its longstanding requirement that students spend 100 hours helping in the region. Before, Dean of Service Cathy Kramer said, students could spend every second of that pulling the invasive kudzu plant off trails near Warren Wilson’s rural North Carolina campus. A worthy cause, for sure,
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named College of the Ozarks to its 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  This is the seventh consecutive year for C of O to be included on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in
Work Colleges Help Students Graduate Without Big Debt Newt Gingrich has praised the College of the Ozarks in Missouri, which is one of six work colleges across the country that requires all students to work on campus to defray the cost of their education.  
Berea College chief describes meeting with President Obama | Education | When President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with 10 college presidents and the leaders of two non-profit education groups Monday, one of the people in the room was Berea College President Larry Shinn.  
Blackburn College Ranked as #2 Best Value September 15, 2011, Carlinville, IL —Blackburn College has been named the #2 Best Value School among regional colleges in the Midwest, according to the 2012 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking. U.S. News' annual ranking for best value schools is based on academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of
More than 80 national and regional employers and 12 graduate schools attended the College of the Ozarks semi-annual career fair on October 20.  Each fall and spring semester, the College hosts a career fair to pair soon-to-be C of O graduates with prospective employers.     “The number one goal students have in attending College of the Ozarks is to better themselves


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