Lindenwood University received two awards at the American Humanics Management/Leadership Institute last month in Indianapolis, Ind.
One of the awards was in honor of the school’s internship programs, and the other was an individual award to recognize one student’s fundraising efforts. Lindenwood’s American Humanics program was recognized for having the greatest percentage of students participating in internships, the greatest integration of American Humanics National Nonprofit Partners and the greatest community impact.
Lindenwood American humanics students participated in 27 internships in the 2007-08 academic year, out of 63 eligible students, for a participation rate of almost 43 percent. Ten of the internships were conducted with AH National Nonprofit Partners. Accepting the award was Jack Beckerle, director of Lindenwood’s AH program.
Additionally, Lindenwood student Latasha Lawrie received the first-ever Hartsook Companies’ American Humanics Individual Excellence in Fundraising Award. Lawrie’s efforts in recruitment and organization in the AH Student Association’s “Up ‘Til Dawn” campaign led them to surpass the event’s fundraising goal, raising nearly $35,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also provided leadership for the student association’s annual golf tournament, which raised nearly $3,000.
More than 1,000 students, faculty, and nonprofit and corporate leaders took part in the AH leadership institute, a capstone educational experience for college students earning AH certification in nonprofit leadership and management. American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders.
Founded in 1948, American Humanics is affiliated with nearly 70 colleges and universities nationwide and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations, including the YMCA, the March of Dimes and the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent liberal arts university offering 84 undergraduate degree programs and 37 graduate programs in diverse areas of study in traditional and accelerated formats. Lindenwood operates a residential campus in historic St. Charles, as well as 10 extended sites throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.