College of Distinction

September 18, 2013

Rivier University named a College of Distinction for third consecutive year

NASHUA, N.H. – Rivier University has been named a 2013-2014 College of Distinction, joining select colleges and universities across the country recognized as teaching-centered educational institutions with accomplished faculty that excel at engaging students, fostering vibrant communities, and producing successful outcomes. This is the third year Rivier has received this designation. 

“This recognition validates Rivier’s dedication to providing an exceptional educational experience to students and truly exemplifying our mission of ‘transforming hearts and minds to serve the world,’” says Vice President for Enrollment Management Karen Schedin. “We are proud to again be named among this distinguished list of well-respected institutions of higher learning.” 

The Colleges of Distinction program is sponsored by Student Horizons, Inc., an organization which serves as a resource for high school students, parents, guidance counselors, and other education professionals who help students meet their educational goals. 

According to the Colleges of Distinction website, a College of distinction is “Nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school, strongly focused on teaching undergraduates, home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, an active campus with many opportunities for personal development, and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation. Their classrooms are among the most exciting in the country; their programs are some of the most innovative.” 

Rivier has also been named a Military Friendly school by GI Jobs Magazine and is a designated Yellow Ribbon school by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. 

To view Rivier’s Colleges of Distinction profile, click here. 

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Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic institution recognized for distinctive academic programs, offering many of the region’s leading programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. With Nashua as our home and the world as our classroom, the Rivier experience ensures that students develop leadership skills as well as an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures in New England and around the world.  

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