The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi selected Boise State’s Community Impact Program as one of six national finalists for its Excellence in Innovation Award. The winning program will receive $100,000. The society will announce the winner in May.
The award, according to the society website, “recognizes colleges and universities for their achievements in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national or global challenges, as well as to raise awareness of the importance of encouraging innovation in higher education.”
The Community Impact Program incorporates a deep connection between community, faculty and students through a combination of off-campus experiences and accessible online education. Leaders from the university and local communities designed the program for students in rural communities in West Central Mountains (McCall and its surrounding areas), Mountain Home and the surrounding areas, and the Western Treasure Valley (Payette and its surrounding areas). Students are able to complete their education while staying in their hometowns.
Boise State Magazine featured the Community Impact Program in its recent issue. Read the story here.