St. Edward’s University found itself in the spotlight this past October as the recipient of a Distinguished Program Award presented by the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The BA in Dance and Humanities Program, a New College degree-completion program, was created to give professional dancers a chance to complete an undergraduate degree in preparation for a post-dancing career. The nascent program is getting a standing ovation for its service to an underrepresented population and for taking an innovative approach toward learning. It is also being recognized for its partnerships with local dance organizations to advance continuing higher education in the community. The program, designed with dancers’ needs in mind, is one of only a few throughout the country.
Excerpt written by Lisa Thiegs and originally published in the Spring 2011 issue of the St. Edward's Magazine. Read the full feature on page 14 of the Spring 2011 issue.