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Baruch College Receives American Humanics Excellence in Student Recruitment Award

New York, NY, Jan. 30 -- American Humanics (AH), a national alliance of universities and nonprofit organizations, presented its 2008 Excellence in Student Recruitment award to Baruch College in recognition of the College's innovative recruiting methods. Baruch AH student leader Caitlin Hannon received the award at the American Humanics Management/Leadership Institute (AHMI) earlier this month on behalf of AH Campus Executive/Director Professor Stan Altman.

During the 2007-2008 academic year, membership in Baruch College's AH program increased by 130%. The program was recognized for its innovative use of online communities and social networking tools to keep students connected. The AH program launched a student association newsletter, and used promotional outlets like posters and t-shirts, and campus events to attract interested students.

Founded in 1948, American Humanics is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations including the March of Dimes, the YMCA, and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Participating students at Baruch are eligible for academic awards of $1,000 for full-time students, and $500 for part-time students. The AH NextGen Leadership Program also provides students interested in nonprofit management with a $4,500 stipend award for participating in a 300-hour internship.

More than 1,000 students, faculty, nonprofit and corporate leaders participated in the January 2009 AHMI, a capstone educational experience for college students earning AH Certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. In addition, the Advanced Practitioner Seminar at AHMI provides programming for entry to mid-level nonprofit leaders as well as faculty and graduate students.

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