Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives

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Virgnia Union University has established a partnership with the National Urban League's Black Executive Exchange Program that will share learning and work experience across generations, cultivate new leaders and inspire achievement through committed involvement and operational excellence.

The program, which began this semester and is open to all university students, includes such major corporations as American Express, Allied Signal, DuPont, GTE, HBO & Co., Lucent Technologies, Phillip Morris USA and Wachovia Corp. It brings together students and corporate leaders for scheduled activities, such as seminars, during the academic year that will focus on topics such as marketing, human resource management, business administration and career planning, placement and development.

For more information, contact Claudia Wall Johnson, director of community relations for the university, at (804) 257-5814.

Simmoms College Graduate School for Health Studies will offer the first doctoral program in physical therapy in New England beginning in the fall. The three-year, full-time program includes more clinical time than is offered in the master's program and an extended internship. It also will have two areas of specialization--administration and management, and health promotion and wellness.

The decision to offer the degree was based on the evolution of the health-care and physical therapy fields. According to university officials, physical therapists during the past decade increasingly have been required to provide more care in environments outside of a hospital setting. As a result, physical therapists are now required to enter the field functioning at a higher level of independence and prepared to provide diagnoses and referrals.

For more information, contact Carol Connolly at (617) 521-2646. …

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