SRU academic programs earn badges of distinction


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July 28, 2017

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SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Already recognized as a "College of Distinction" for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes, Slippery Rock University has now been honored with Field of Study badges for its expert blending of liberal arts with professional programming in the areas of business, education and nursing.

"We are ecstatic to celebrate SRU for its 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, the University continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education.

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

Colleges of Distinction granted the badges following a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success.

COD noted the following in regarding to SRU's recognized programming:

-Education: "SRU's future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative and efficient mentors for their students.

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-Nursing: "The accredited nursing program at SRU has enabled its students to take calculated action, even in high-pressure situations. Their well-rounded perspective allows them to think on their feet and care deeply for their patients."

-Business: "The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. SRU's programming keeps their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry."

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

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