Cottey honored for efforts to support international students

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cottey College's efforts to support economically disadvantaged international students were recognized by the U.S. State Department at the EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C.

Rick Eber, vice president for enrollment management, accepted the certificate of recognition on June 28 for Cottey, which has admitted and offered scholarships to students who have worked with EducationUSA advisers. Cottey was one of 55 colleges and universities recognized.

Cottey College has relationships with EducationUSA advisers throughout the world. Many Cottey international students have utilized EducationUSA advising services in their search for the best U.S. colleges and universities to meet their academic goals.

"Cottey has been called the 'College of World Friendship' in the past based on the College's efforts to recruit international students," said Eber. "However, in the last few years, we've expanded our international recruitment and this coming fall will have students from 27 different countries. Our partnership with EducationUSA has certainly helped Cottey extend its reach."

The EducationUSA Forum in June was the first such event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute for International Education. The forum was designed for international admission and enrollment management professionals at U.S. colleges and universities to enhance their international student recruitment, admission, and enrollment management by networking with members of the worldwide EducationUSA team.

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