NEWBERRY, S.C. (courtesy newberry.edu and cic.edu) — Newberry College has received a $25,000 Vocation across the Academy Grant from the Council of Independent College’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).
The grant will support an ongoing program to integrate two key pieces of the Newberry College mission — meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship.
The total award amount could triple with donor support.
“We have a chance to develop and implement some campuswide projects that will help students integrate their entire Newberry experience,” said Dr. Krista E. Hughes, director of the Muller Center at Newberry College. “What is particularly unique and exciting is that NetVUE asked institutions to imagine a four- to five-year project, even though the grant is disbursed across three years. The grant leadership team responded so creatively.”
The grant will fund faculty and staff professional development opportunities and will create new co-curricular opportunities for students. Campus departments may also choose to apply for ‘mini-grants’ to support student program development. Examples include redesigning internship programs, reimagining introductory courses, or combining classroom learning with civic leadership in a community-based project.
The program also provides for the development of off-site travel courses through grants for faculty who design the courses, and scholarships for students who participate.
If Newberry College matches the original $25,000 grant, NetVUE will give the college another $25,000.
“The Newberry College community has a real chance here to literally triple its impact for our students, faculty and staff,” said Whitney Metz, assistant vice president for institutional advancement. “The grant funds, matching funds, and anything raised over the required amount go directly to innovative programs that exemplify the Newberry College experience.”
For more information or if interested in supporting the initiative, contact Metz at Whitney.Metz@newberry.edu, or 803-321-5694.