UD Awarded for Extraordinary Professional Programming

Aug 7, 2017

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, University of Dubuque has now been honored for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in the areas of business, education, and nursing.

“The Colleges of Distinction program recognizes institutions that make a substantive difference in the lives of students,” said Mark Ward, PhD, vice president for academic affairs at UD. “That is precisely the kind of institution we seek to be. We pride ourselves on offering strong professional program that are rooted in the liberal arts. This recognition affirms the good work of our faculty and staff in equipping students for meaningful lives and careers.”

Colleges of Distinctions granted Field of Study badges after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record for success.

Education: Future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective at UD, allowing them to be qualified, caring, and effective teachers.

Nursing: The accredited UD Nursing Program educates nurses to provide the highest quality of care within the context of the diverse, dynamic, and challenging health care environments of the 21st century.

Business: The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. The UD Business Administration and Accounting Department offers education opportunities that build practical, applied, and integrated learning experiences.

The 21st century job market demands employees who are stellar communicators and critical thinkers, and it is with UD’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate the University of Dubuque’s exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of high-impact practices, UD continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.”

To view University of Dubuque's profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com/universityofdubuque.

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit www.CollegesofDistinction.com.

About University of Dubuque: The University of Dubuque is a private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offering undergraduate programs in 31 areas of study; graduate programs in communication, business administration, and physician assistant studies; and theological studies. Founded in 1852, UD is committed to excellence in academic inquiry and professional preparation; relationships that encourage intellectual, spiritual, and moral development; community where diversity is appreciated and Christian love is practiced; zeal for lifelong learning and service; and more. Visit www.dbq.edu.