National recognition yet with attention to it’s own community — that could best sum up three recent media stories about Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. Below are links to stories that appeared in local news outlets recently, provided here as a news round-up. It shows the college is gaining regional and national recognition on listings that rank institutions of high education, while still paying attention to the community where it makes its home.
FORT WAYNE – Several local colleges and universities have taken top marks on two national lists designed to recognize schools for their achievements.
Seven area schools were named to the U.S. News & World Report’s lists of top colleges and universities.
Huntington University was ranked 16th on the magazine’s Regional Colleges-Midwest list; Manchester University ranked 22nd; Trine University ranked 35th; and Grace College and Seminary was ranked 48th. (Read more at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.)
Kosciusko Lakes and Streams Center at Grace College has found a way to connect local students with the lakes that are in their community – by bringing a small part of those lakes into the students classrooms.
KLAS sets up aquariums in classrooms so students can get an up close view of bluegill, catfish, pumpkinseed crayfish and other local species.
This year aquariums are scheduled to be set up in Lakeview Middle School and Eisenhower, Warsaw Christian, Madison, Pierceton, Claypool, Lincoln, Harrison, Syracuse, Washington and Sacred Heart Elementary schools. “We currently have funding for 20 aquariums as we had last year, but we hope to expand this to match teacher demand of around 30 aquariums in local schools,” said Dr. Nathan Bosch, associate professor of Environmental Science at Grace College and director of KLAS in an email. (Read more at Stacey Page Online.)
OrthoWorx has entered into an agreement with Grace College to launch a new Quality in Medical Devices Management program, developed through a unique educational collaboration among industry, OrthoWorx and Grace College, to fill a critical talent gap necessary to accommodate industry growth and increasingly complex quality requirements.
The program is a continuation of OrthoWorx’s work in the area of education and workforce development and represents another step in its efforts to better link the resources of Indiana’s higher education community to the needs of the orthopedic industry. … “Education and workforce development initiatives like those being pursued by OrthoWorx demonstrate long-term vision for our community. The recently announced matching funds opportunity from Lilly Endowment Inc. for OrthoWorx is a unique opportunity for the community to be involved in a meaningful way. Every eligible dollar up to $3.5 million raised before October 15 will be matched by the Endowment, enabling the expansion of programs that leverage our region’s strengths, such as the OrthoWorx Center of Excellence at Grace College,” stated Grace College President William Katip. (Read more at Stacey Page Online.)