Colleges of the Fenway Honored

January 31, 2011

 

AICUM honored Wheelock and the five other Colleges of the Fenway (COF) recently at its annual dinner at the Seaport Hotel. Richard Doherty, president of AICUM, cited COF's focus on enhancing opportunities for students, colleges working together to save money, and the partnership between public and private institutions in presenting Claire Ramsbottom, executive director of COF, with the Committed to Access award. The COF's accomplishments were highlighted at the ceremony in the above video created by AICUM.

COF comprises Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Emmanuel College. Their collaboration benefits students by offering cross-registration to any COF institution, joint social events and intermural sports, and access to the academic resources and services of all six institutions.

In short, Wheelock students enjoy all the benefits of a small college environment, while having access to the resources of a large university. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 11,400 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2 percent of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty, and 2,300 course offerings.

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