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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — Moravian College was recently named a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of the leading national independent liberal arts colleges, who join together to share mutual interests and information that will strengthen their respective educational programs. The Annapolis Group is comprised of 117 Carnegie Baccalaureate I institutions from across the country. The group works cooperatively and collectively to promote greater public understanding of the purpose and value of liberal arts education.
The Annapolis Group was formed 10 years ago though the efforts of the presidents of Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, and Dickinson Colleges who were joined by 20 colleges to create the group. The group of college presidents began meeting in Annapolis, Maryland to discuss common concerns.
Four institutions were added to the group this spring; they include Moravian College, Hollins University, Kalamazoo College, and William Jewell College.
Moravian College president Dr. Ervin J. Rokke and Dr. Curtis Keim, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, will be attending the June 15-17 annual meeting at the Loews Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. Topics for discussion include affirmative action in college admissions, accreditation issues, HEA reauthorization, media trends, the Pathway Program, and financial issues—such as cuts, capital campaigns, and endowments.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Moravian College Web site at www.moravian.edu.