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CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University and Garrett College are joining forces to launch a volunteer center that will serve and support community needs in Allegany and Garrett counties.
Frostburg State University students, standing, from left, Mouna Mawolo and Brandi Hawkins, and AmeriCorps volunteer Erin Lewis, seated, hold a small fraction of the 100 baskets of food collected by FSU student organizations, athletic teams, campus departments and individuals that were distributed to area families in need in time for Thanksgiving. In addition to the baskets filled with food, including a turkey, ham or a gift card to cover the purchase of a turkey or ham, $400 in extra gift certificates were donated.
Help inspire the children of Western Maryland with some of your favorite stories during the 2016 Holiday Book Giveaway, a Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts program. Through Friday, Dec. 9, CLA, in partnership with Toys for Tots and the Family Crisis Resource Center, is collecting new and like-new children’s books to distribute to kids of all ages, from newborns to teenagers, across Western Maryland.
The American Prize recently named Frostburg State University Chambers Singers and University Chorale as semi-finalists in the Choral Performance category, college and university chorus division. The honors are being awarded based on FSU’s performances last year, both under the direction of Dr. James M. Reddan.
Victory Media, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted Military Friendly® Schools list for the sixth year in a row. The Military Friendly® Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Frostburg State University’s President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS) awarded its second round of grants to a series of initiatives designed to enhance sustainability on campus, support sustainability research, bring speakers and presenters to campus and send FSU students and faculty to conferences and trainings around the country.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has accredited two of Frostburg State University’s online nursing programs, granting initial accreditation for its new online Master of Science in Nursing program and giving continuing accreditation for the popular Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program.
The College of Education at Frostburg State University is scheduled for an accreditation review visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in April 2017. This review visit will be a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) legacy visit. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for initial or continuing accreditation.
Frostburg State University students had the opportunity to interact with an experienced international trade negotiator when Trade Minister Counselor Dao Tran Nhan of the Embassy of Vietnam came to campus recently. Nhan is the Vietnamese official responsible for trade policy and promoting trade and industrial cooperation with the United States.