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The Washington Center Honors UC with Prestigious Academic Affairs Award

In recognition for its dedication to experiential learning, the University of Cincinnati was chosen to receive the Public University of the Year award from The Washington Center.

Date: 8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Erin Cohen
Phone: (513) 556-4535

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati will be honored with the Public University of the Year award from The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 7.

The award, to be presented at the National Press Club, will recognize UC for its consistent and exceptional support of experiential education through its dedicated partnership with The Washington Center.

“The University of Cincinnati is a shining example of how universities are taking the traditional curriculum model and incorporating study-away internship experiences that teach self awareness, community engagement and life-long leadership skills,” said Mike Smith,president of The Washington Center. “The University of Cincinnati is a true leader within the academic community and we congratulate them on this honor.”

Zach Osborne, program director of UC's Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL), will accept the award on behalf of the university.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our university, city, state and global community.

About The Washington Center

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.  The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has over 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world.  It was established in 1975.