Skidmore College has undergone many transformations since its founding in the early twentieth century as a women's college. The Young Women's Industrial Club was formed in 1903 by Lucy Ann Skidmore (1853–1931) with inheritance money from her husband who died in 1879, and from her father, Joseph Russell Skidmore (1821–1882), a former coal merchant. In 1911, the club was chartered under the name "Skidmore School of Arts" as a college to vocationally and professionally train young women. It "prepares illustrators, designers, dieticians, accountants, secretaries and costumers.
THE MISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (AAC&U) IS TO MAKE LIBERAL EDUCATION AND INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE THE FOUNDATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL PURPOSE AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.
PRSA is a community of more than 21,000 public relations and communications professionals across the United States, from recent college graduates to the leaders of the world’s largest multinational firms. Our members represent nearly every practice area and professional and academic setting within the public relations field. In addition, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad.
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The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.
The Vermont Community Foundation helps individuals, organizations, andbusinesses learn, lead, and grow as philanthropists. The Foundation builds and manages charitable funds, each of which was established to build healthy and vitalVermont communities. In addition, the Foundation offers planned giving,nonprofit agency endowment management, and other philanthropic services thathelp philanthropists obtain the knowledge, skills, and means to make the mostof their giving, and ensure that charitable capital promotes social,environmental, and economic health.