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Grants & Gifts

The COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY has received a three-year grant totaling more than $745,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make the college’s nursing program available online. CCBC will begin offering this online nursing program in the fall of 2008.

EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY (Va.) has received $399,649 from Higher Education for Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement a collaborative partnership with the University of Hargeisa in Somalia. The university partners will work to promote peace and stability in Somalia by employing traditional means and the best practices in global conflict resolution.

MILLS COLLEGE (Calif.) has been awarded a $1 MILLION Kresge Foundation Challenge Grant for the college’s new natural sciences building. The new facility will be used to expand women’s opportunities through its research and interdisciplinary center.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND LAND-GRANT COLLEGES has received $200,000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to enhance and expand math and science teacher training in the United States through its initiative, the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative. This program supports the country’s public universities in training more high-quality middle- and highschool math and science teachers.

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE (N.C.) has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to enhance the college’s forensic science program. The funds will be used to establish a state-of-the-art laboratory in the Gordon Health Science Building

The UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI’S DISTANCELEARNING EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING COMMUNITY has received $1.2 MILLION from the Office of Head Start to collaborate with four Head Start programs around the state to explore how to train high-quality preschool teachers for Hispanic children.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated $10 MILLION for the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA’S new $288 million football stadium. This is the single largest gift that University of Minnesota athletics has received.

THE HISPANIC HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO has received a $6.8 MILLION grant from the National Institutes of Health. Specifically, the funds will be used to advance the research of the center and to eliminate racial and ethnic health inequalities across the United States.

YAKIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (WASH.) has received a five-year $3 MILLION grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the numbers of Hispanic students who attend college and improve graduation rates. In particular, the college will be working with area high schools to help students become college ready.

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