FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 7, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
EMU Director Receives Cohen Research,
YPSILANTI Chris Wood Foreman, director of Eastern Michigan Universitys
American Humanics program, has received the 2003 Jeannette and Jerome Cohen
Innovation and Research Grant.
Foreman, who was selected from 25 directors nationwide, received the $2,000
grant at the recent American Humanics Campus Director Professional Conference
in Kansas City, Mo.
Foreman, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, will use the grant to research operating
guidelines for members of the EMU advisory board. The guidelines will be used
as a model for all American Humanics university members.
The Cohen grant program supports the curriculum, enrollment and development
of American Humanics programs nationwide. The award aims to encourage research
in non-profit management education, generate new ways to help students achieve
required professional competencies and develop new approaches for attracting
students to the program.
EMUs American Humanics program, which began in 2001 and has 25 students,
prepares students to work in a leadership role with a nonprofit organization.
The program focuses on developing skills motivating volunteers, writing
grants, interacting with people and working with youths that are specific
to running a nonprofit agency,
American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and non-profit
organizations that prepare and certify college students for professional careers
in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more
than 75 colleges and universities nationwide and partners with 15 national non-profit
organization including Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way and the YMCA.