September 2010 Jewell enjoys national accolades William Jewell College is enjoying a wave of national recognition and institutional accolades from a number of sources: The 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” named William Jewell in the first tier among the nation’s top 190 liberal arts colleges. William Jewell ranked at the number 131 slot among colleges that focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and that award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences. William Jewell College has been named one of the nation’s 373 best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features William Jewell in The Best 373 Colleges, the just-published 2011 edition of its annual “best colleges” guide. Only about 15 percent of the country’s 2,500 four- year colleges are included in the annual guidebook, which features profiles on the schools and student survey-based rankings in various categories. Washington Monthly magazine has named William Jewell to its list of nationally ranked liberal arts colleges that contribute to the public good. Jewell claimed the number 89 position out of 252 similar schools based on measures of social mobility, research and service. The College was the highest-ranked institution in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkansas. William Jewell College has been named to Forbes magazine’s annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.” In partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Forbes has issued its third annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” In this report, the CCAP ranks 610 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of students and how much they achieve. William Jewell was ranked in the number 157 slot out of 610 institutions, up from number 317 in last year’s rankings. William Jewell has also been ranked among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation in terms of the future earning potential of its graduates. In its 2010-2011 College Salary Report, PayScale, a Seattle-based online compensation data company, ranked William Jewell at the number 49 position for salary potential of its graduates. The company compared data from nearly 1,000 U.S. institutions of higher learning. Yates Medallions recognize community service Civic leaders were honored for public service at Opening Convocation ceremonies marking the beginning of the new school year September 8 on the William Jewell campus in Liberty. This year’s convocation celebrated the 30th anniversary of the awarding of the William F. Yates Trustee Medallion for Distinguished Service. The recipients for 2010 were R.C. Crosby Kemper, III, Chief Executive of the Kansas City Public Library; Dr. William B. Neaves, President Emeritus of the Stowers Institute; and Roshann Parris, President and CEO of Parris Communications Inc. Special guest artist was the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who offered a musical tribute in memory of Richard Harriman, co-founder and artistic director of the Harriman-Jewell Series. Harriman died July 15.
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