Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in Houghton, in the Genesee Valley of southwestern New York State. It is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The college is a member of both the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 8, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | June 15, 2017
Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college nationally recognized for its rigorous academics and stellar alumni placement rate, has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students save on textbooks and course materials. Houghton is located in the western area of the state of New York and is comprised of more than 1,000 students from 39 states, 31 countries, and 30 Christian denominations. The Houghton College online bookstore will launch this summer to support its Fall 2017 term and is projected to save students, on average, more than 30 percent on textbook costs versus what they are currently paying. The Akademos virtual course materials store will give students and faculty complete visibility throughout the textbook purchasing and adoption process. Houghton’s student information system will seamlessly integrate with the Akademos online platform, enabling students to see a personalized listing of the textbooks required for each of their courses and to order books for an entire semester rapidly and efficiently. “Among the core values of a Houghton College education are high quality and affordability,” said Houghton College President Shirley Mullen. “We have chosen Akademos precisely because of their shared commitment to these values. Their innovative online bookstore provides students with the textbooks and course materials they need at significant cost savings.” The new online bookstore will continue to provide students with a wide selection of course material options to choose from across new, used, marketplace, rental and eBook formats. Students will now be able to use financial aid on all purchases, including deeply discounted marketplace items. “The Akademos peer-to-peer marketplace substantially reduces the cost of course materials for students by bringing buyers and sellers together in a transparent environment in which new and used books are bought and sold at the true market rate. It is our experience that more affordable and accessible textbooks drive bookstore utilization resulting in more prepared students and, consequently, overall institutional success,” said Akademos CEO John Squires. Akademos will also service Houghton College’s faculty and administrators. The Akademos Adoption & Analytics portal allows faculty to compare real-time prices for course materials in multiple formats to choose the best, low-cost options for students. The analytics tools enable faculty and administrators to have critical control over the faculty-adoption and student-purchasing process to track progress from across the entire college to individual classes. The Houghton College Campus Store will use the space previously dedicated to course materials to offer a wider selection of gifts, apparel, and convenience store items for the campus community. Learn more about how Akademos can help your institution improve textbook affordability for students and drive academic success. For press inquiries, please contact Ariane Rasmussen at 203-866-0190, ext. 15. About Houghton College Houghton College is a nationally recognized, highly affordable Christian college with rigorous academics and a stellar alumni placement rate that provides an experiential and transformative learning experience within a close-knit, highly relational Christian community. Houghton has been educating men and women in the liberal arts and sciences since 1883. Today, with more than 1,000 diverse and deeply curious students from 39 states, 31 countries and 30 Christian denominations, Houghton focuses on preparing students to serve God fully and faithfully in the 21st century. According to a 2015 Houghton alumni survey, 97 percent of Houghton grads are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation. About Akademos Akademos offers customized, online bookstore services and solutions that support what's most important to institutions — from full-service virtual bookstores to unique partnerships and products supporting on-campus shops. Akademos delivers cost savings on course materials for students while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the textbook delivery process. Akademos offers an innovative textbook marketplace, best-in-class eCommerce platform, eLearning solutions, and a unique adoption and analytics portal. The company’s comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes it the choice of leading institutions throughout the country. Akademos helps institutions deliver the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more at Akademos.com.
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Policy Studies Journal | Year: 2011
One important extension of the IAD framework has been to the study of local public economies. These are multi-organizational, multi-level arrangements defined as the set of governmental jurisdictions, public and nonprofit agencies, and private firms that interact in various patterns to provide and produce public goods and services within a specific locality or region. Commonly, the localities or regions studied from this perspective have been U.S. metropolitan areas, often defined as a central city and its surrounding or adjoining county. Localities can be delineated, however, on various terms, and in the IAD framework, it is the geo-physical nature of a locality that, in substantial part, drives the analysis. One of the strengths of the approach is its capacity to explain local variations in public organization as a function of the geo-physical diversity of localities, while at the same time developing empirical generalizations and normative principles that apply across diverse regions. What, for example, might the organization and governance of a complex metropolitan area have in common with the organization and governance of a complex protected area, such as the greater Yellowstone eco-region or the Adirondack Park? Construing both sorts of regions as local public economies can enhance our overall understanding of public organization at the same time that it permits a more nuanced understanding of diverse localities. Such work contributes to the ongoing IAD project of "understanding institutional diversity." © 2011 Policy Studies Organization.
News Article | November 8, 2016
DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the 10 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the North 2017...
News Article | October 31, 2016
HOUSTON, TX, October 31, 2016-- Donald C. Shoultz, Private Consultant, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in consulting services.Worldwide Branding, the world's leading international personal branding organization, is proud to endorse the notable professional efforts and accomplishments of Donald C. Shoultz. A member in good standing, Mr. Shoultz parlays years of experience into his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership abilities, and the credentials he has provided in association with his Worldwide Branding membership.Each day, Mr. Shoultz provides learning and organizational development consulting for corporations, businesses and government organizations. In his previous role, he spearheaded, designed, launched, and oversaw the BP "eXcellence" program by providing actionable roadmaps for accelerated development of deep technical expertise. As a result, he was able to reduce time for early- and mid-career employees to reach senior competency and performance levels.Mr. Shoultz is pursuing a master's degree in counseling and a Ph.D. in leadership, organizational behavior, human resources, research and statistics from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Master of Education in learning, development and educational psychology from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology, which he earned from Houghton College.Worldwide Branding has added Mr. Shoultz to their distinguished Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only small selections of members in each discipline are endorsed and promoted as leaders in their professional fields.About Worldwide BrandingFor more than 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving Internet traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients' needs. From health care to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com