The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Goodwin College $26,329 as part of an announced $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects across the country. Those grant funds go to projects that help preserve and tell the stories of essential chapters of American history, illuminate the history and culture of a region, and help humanities scholars.
At Goodwin, the grant will be used to integrate humanities content into the College’s career-focused programs in business, manufacturing, homeland security, and criminal justice.
“Those disciplines tend to be very cut and dried,” Goodwin’s Director of Humanities, Diane Sperger, said. “By marrying the humanities department with these other disciplines, we’re enriching the whole student and broadening horizons.”
“These new NEH-supported projects deepen our understanding and appreciation of the traditions, values, and historical figures who have shaped our country,” said NEH Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede.
Goodwin University is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.