Elmira College Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

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ELMIRA, NY (07/10/2018) Elmira College again has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning the College a title as one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction.

Elmira College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building first-year seminars, community-based learning programs, service-learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, study abroad programs, and internships.

"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Elmira College as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success," said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. "We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. As a College of Distinction, Elmira College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed."

Elmira College also has been recognized for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business, education, and nursing.

The College's future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative, and efficient mentors for their students. The College's education programs include childhood special education, childhood education, and adolescence education.

The accredited nursing program at Elmira College enables 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. The Health Sciences Center in Cowles Hall provides state-of-the-art learning facilities simulating real-world experiences in the healthcare industry.

The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. Elmira College's specializations in management, marketing, international business, economics, and management accounting keep future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry.

"We are honored to again be recognized as a College of Distinction," said Dr. Charles Lindsay, president of Elmira College. "Elmira provides the opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty members and to live in community with other students. Students learn in classrooms, studios, and laboratories; from those with different life experiences; through athletics, performance, and student life activities; and through community service and internships. All of these experiences prepare our students for future success."

To view Elmira College's profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

About Colleges of Distinction
Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have honored schools throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The cohort of schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

About Elmira College
Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,000 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farm where Mark Twain wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars. The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and a national Top Tier liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which has also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as 'picture postcard perfect.'