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John F. Kennedy University Honors Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with 2016 Kennedy Laureate Award

John F. Kennedy University is honoring Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general and Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor, with the Kennedy Laureate Award for her exceptional advocacy of education and community service that embodies the John F. Kennedy University mission. Kennedy Townsend, a Harvard graduate and attorney who has received twelve honorary degrees, is the niece of the 35th president of the United States, for whom the University was named.

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, T. Denny Sanford, to Speak at Philanthropy Symposium Hosted by the John F. Kennedy University Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and the Tesoro Foundation

The John F. Kennedy University Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and the Tesoro Foundation are pleased to announce philanthropist and entrepreneur, T. Denny Sanford, will be a keynote speaker at a Nov. 15 symposium – Building Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations – that is co-hosted by the University and sponsored by the Tesoro Foundation. Mr. Sanford is considered to be one of the world's most generous philanthropists, and he has donated more than 1 billion dollars to causes he supports nationwide ranging from education to nonprofits.

The National University System Launches New Innovation Grant Program

The National University System (NUS) has launched an exciting new Innovation Grant Program that is encouraging faculty and staff to develop innovative strategies and approaches to support the exceptional student experience and student success. Following a rigorous evaluation process, 23 proposals were awarded Innovation Grants to develop projects this academic year. to officially begin the project development process.

John F. Kennedy University Launches New Bilingual Leadership Certificate Program in Collaboration with California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

John F. Kennedy University and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) announce the launch of a fully-online bilingual Leadership Certificate Program, starting this month.

John F. Kennedy University Secures Reaffirmation of Accreditation and is Lauded for its Commitment to Student Success and Public Service

Commending John F. Kennedy University faculty, staff, and administration for their high level of commitment to the University mission and values, and to student success, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed the University's accreditation for eight years.

Undergraduate Success Center Serving Hispanic and Underserved Students Opens July 20 at John F. Kennedy University

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that included invited state and local representatives. The project stems from a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supports the ongoing academic success and of Hispanic and underserved students through a range of services including an innovative system to track individual student academic progress.

JFKU Entrepreneurial Institute Moves Accelerator to PH Campus

PLEASANT HILL, CA - For the past five years, the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) at John F. Kennedy University has been developing the capacity of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Participants start IEL programs with an abundance of passion, and leave with confidence, skills, and perspectives that give them a far greater chance of turning their ideas into a sustainable enterprise.

July Nonprofit Seminar on Social Media Strategies

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy (SIP) recently launched at John F. Kennedy University, the summer seminar open to the public is planned for Thursday, July 21 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Pleasant Hill campus at 100 Ellinwood Way.

Unique Consciousness Studies Program Expanding through Online Classes

PLEASANT HILL, CA - With seeds in the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the study of consciousness is a pioneering field within academia. Still today, Consciousness Studies is a cutting edge, alternative course of study, existing in only a handful of universities throughout the nation and world. The Consciousness and Transformative Studies (CTS) program at John F. Kennedy University is only one of a handful of accredited Masters in Consciousness Studies programs in the country, but now it stands as a leader in this field with online classes.

Expanded Veteran Center Opens at JFK University through $326,000 Federal Grant

PLEASANT HILL, CA – Addressing a growing need to serve the region's student veteran population, John F. Kennedy University held a dedication ceremony for its newly expanded veteran service center, which is twice as large as its previous site. The VALOR Center – which stands for Veterans Academic Ladder for Opportunity and Resilience - provides an enhanced and integrated suite of services to veteran students, and is the result of a $326,000 federal grant from the Department of Education.

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