2016, June, 27

Slingshot partnering with Academia

I am pleased to be working with a pioneering academic institution, to help reshape education and bring the Slingshot Platform to learners of all ages – both in the U.S. and abroad.

Stratford University is a Virginia-based public benefit corporation, founded in 1976. Stratford specializes in adult education, provides placement assistance for students and graduates, and offers degrees through the doctoral level. It delivers online, classroom, and blended online/classroom programs. It has 7 U.S. campuses and on in New Delhi, India.  The majority of the student body is non-traditional and works full-time while attending school. Stratford's international student body is diverse and represents over thirty countries.

In 2015, the PeaceJam Foundation’s 'One Billion Acts of Peace' campaign awarded its first annual Hero Award to Stratford University for Best University Act. PeaceJam, whose members include 13 Nobel Peace Laureates such as the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "recognized Stratford University as a true agent of change in helping to solve some of the biggest global issues around the world.”

And last month, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Stratford University with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. The ‘E’ Awards noted Stratford University’s dedication to providing quality education to students around the world, particularly its investment in language training programs.

You can read more about Stratford’s presidential award here:


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