Westminster College Named Best Education Partner for South Salt Lake

Apr 12, 2016

April 11, 2016 South Salt Lake Mayor presents Westminster president with award SALT LAKE CITY - South Salt Lake has named Westminster as its Education Partner of the Year for 2016. President Stephen Morgan was presented with the award by Mayor Cherie Wood at her State of the City address on March 16. The award recognized Westminster's efforts with educating the community through programs like the Write Here writing center, Venture college course for adults and the Mentoring Moo program. It also noted the student's support with staffing mobile health clinics, working with the Arts Council on public art and teaching youth to appreciate the Jordan River ecosystem. "This award is a great honor, and I am proud of the hard work that has gone into this partnership on both sides," President Morgan said. Westminster has also been recognized by South Salt Lake as their Partner of the Year in 2013 and 2014. The college will continue to support the city with upcoming programs like the math tutoring program, the Walkways college access program, Helping Hands Day and the English learning program taught by Westminster education majors. "Year after year, Westminster brings time, talent, money, volunteers and armies of curious, compassionate students to offer service to our community," Mayor Wood said. "Every year they find new ways to get involved and make a meaningful impact in South Salt Lake. We thank President Stephen Morgan for making this partnership thrive."

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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