MC Students, Faculty and Staff gather at American Humanics Management Institute

January 19, 2007

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Washington, DC. and Maryville, Tenn. –
Maryville College students, faculty and staff participated in the 2007 American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI), a nonprofit management educational symposium, January 3-6, in Washington, DC. Maryville College was well represented by the Campus’ American Humanics Program Director, Cole Piper, and the following student participants: Nathan Barrett ‘08, Catherine Culbertson ‘09, Keith Edmonds ‘07, Dallas Flint ‘09, Crystal Harper ‘08, Andrew Petelka ‘10, Thomas Russell ‘07, and RaeKenya Walker ‘09.

More than 580 American Humanics students and faculty, as well as more than 300 nonprofit and corporate leaders, took part in this unique opportunity to network, participate in simulated case studies and a national collegiate dialogue, and attend workshops led by local and national experts in nonprofit management.

The purpose of the annual Management Institute is to expose junior and senior students to experiences they will encounter as youth and human service agency professionals. This unique educational symposium is considered the capstone professional development experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program. It is held annually during the first week in January and rotates to a different city each year.

Keynote speakers included David Eisner, CEO, the Corporation for National and Community Service; Diana Aviv, President and CEO, Independent Sector; and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide including Maryville College, and partners with more than 50 national nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the March of Dimes, and Boy Scouts of America.

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Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.