Lipscomb ranked in Top 20 universities in the South by U.S. News
By Kim Chaudoin on 9/12/2011
- Yellow Ribbon Program: More than 100 military veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq are now attending Lipscomb free of charge through the Yellow Ribbon Program. In 2011, Lipscomb partnered with Sentinels of Freedom to bring two disabled veterans to enroll on campus.
- Washington Monthly ranking. Lipscomb University has been ranked 78th in the nation, by Washington Monthly in its master’s universities category, Tennessee’s only master’s category university to make the top 100.
- SALT Program: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Lipscomb University as one of only 115 colleges and universities nationwide to receive its 2010 Community Engagement Classification Lipscomb joins 196 institutions identified in the 2006 and 2008 selection process.
- New Accreditation: In spring 2011 theHazelip School of Theologywas accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), making Lipscomb the first faith-based university in Middle Tennessee to achieve this prestigious mark of achievement.
- Race for the Top: In 2011, the College of Education received a $113,000 Race to the Top grant to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics through a professional development workshop called Hands-On Chemistry. Teachers from five Middle Tennessee counties will be enrolled this academic year.
- Business with a Purpose: A 2011 national study conducted in part by the Lipscomb University College of Business reveals limited presence of women in corporate leadership nationwide, proving that a gender gap still exists in the nation’s executive suites and boardrooms.
- Cameron Transformational Partnership: The College of Education is partnering with the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and LEAD Academy, to transform Nashville's Cameron Middle School into a national model of education reform. Lipscomb faculty and staff will provide professional development for teachers as Cameron transforms from a public school to a charter school.
- Conversations of Significance: In 2010-2011, Lipscomb brought many world-changing speakers and experts to campus to address faculty, students, the community and scholars. Among those who visited campus were: Naomi Tutu, human rights advocate and daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Most Reverend Desmond; Doubt playwright John Patrick Shanley; Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.; FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell; Don Shaw, one of the creators of agenda-setting theory in the communication discipline; and Bernard Lafayette, one of the original Freedom Riders from the 1960s.