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Westminster Honors Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- Westminster College issued the following news release:

Five Westminster College alumni were honored at the annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner during Homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 12.

Alumni Citation Awards, given to alumni who have made significant accomplishments in their professions or made meaningful contributions to the community or Westminster, were presented to James A. Giel Jr. '74, Jacqueline J. Jaros '92 and Mark A. Longietti '85.

Stephanie Martin Kerns '07 took home the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni ... Show Full Article

Understanding Prostate, Testicular Cancer Topics of Annual Faculty Research Celebration
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 15 -- The University of Massachusetts's Boston campus issued the following news release:

Faculty-student projects supported by the UMass Boston-Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center U54 Partnership were the focus of this month's Chancellor's Faculty Research Celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

A core component of the partnership is providing training opportunities for minority students. Since the partnership began in 2002, more than 250 UMass Boston undergraduate students have been trained.

One of those students is 2018 graduate Jude Owiredu, who shared ... Show Full Article

Grand Valley Professor Inducted Into Prestigious Public Relations Organization
ALLENDALE, Michigan, Oct. 15 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following news:

The Public Relations Society of America recently inducted new members into its prestigious College of Fellows, one of which was a Grand Valley faculty member.

Along with 10 other professionals, Tim Penning, professor of advertising and public relations, was inducted into the organization during a special ceremony on October 6 at the PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas.

The College of Fellows is an honorary organization within PRSA that includes more than 350 senior practitioners and educators ... Show Full Article

Four Penn Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine
UNIVERSITY CITY, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release:

Four faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine(NAM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine. They are among 75 new U.S. and 10 international members elected by their peers for accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

The newly elected members bring NAM's total membership to 2,202 and ... Show Full Article

Drury University Seeks to Disrupt Higher Education With Innovative New Curriculum
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Oct. 15 -- Drury University issued the following news release:

Drury University unveils an innovative new academic curriculum that goes beyond the typical college education by fusing academic and professional learning with valuable real-world experience and life-changing mentorship.

The new program, called Your Drury Fusion, is the result of nearly two years of work by more than 100 Drury faculty members following an in-depth, empirical study of what prospective students are seeking in a college education. Its distinctive design moves past single majors and narrow areas ... Show Full Article

Bucks Hosts Second Annual Women's Summit on Entrepreneurship Oct. 26
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- Bucks County Community College issued the following news release:

Bucks County Community College invites the public to the second annual Women's Summit on Entrepreneurship Friday, October 26, at the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie.

The Women's Summit brings together members of the community in a one-day event that provides inspiration and helpful business advice to women in Bucks County. Women looking to start, expand, and lead entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial initiatives have the chance to meet and learn from like-minded individuals.

The event begins with ... Show Full Article

'A Louisiana Holiday Lunch & Learn' Features President & Publisher of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine
ELLISVILLE, Mississippi, Oct. 15 -- Jones County Junior College issued the following news:

The Culinary Arts department at Jones College is welcoming the President and Publisher of the magazine, Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, Susan Ford to campus to share her new holiday recipes on Tuesday, October 30. The event, "A Louisiana Holiday Lunch & Learn" will feature the New Orleans resident's recipes in the upcoming holiday edition of her magazine in the Culinary Arts Dining Room located in the Information Technology Building at Jones College. The 1986 Jones alumna and Laurel native will discuss how ... Show Full Article