Wednesday, August 25, 2010

…And we’re off!

Greetings! I’m Jenny Rinella, Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Studies and American Humanics program at Rockhurst, where the AFP Teaches Fundraising Concentration is housed. Fall classes have begun and are kicking into high gear, as we welcome 30 students to the new fundraising concentration! I am thrilled about our new faculty, courses, and the quality of teaching and learning in this collaborative program.

Just a few tidbits since we announced the program start:

• Our very own Diane Marty, co-chair of the AFPTeaches curriculum development committee, was selected as the Rockhurst Graduate and Professional Studies Adjunct Faculty of the Year for 2009-10! The GPS Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Breese, presented this award to Diane at the all-faculty assembly last week.

• I recently enjoyed an opportunity to present our progress at the National American Humanics Professional Development Meeting, in successful conclusion of the 2009-10 Cohen Research Grant project, “Raising the Bar on Fundraising Education”

• Rockhurst has been invited to present on the RU/AFP partnership at the 2011 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools conference in Milwaukee, “Creating Strategic Partnerships and Alliances to Advance Graduate Education”

I look forward to sharing more good news with you as the academic year progresses.

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