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									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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