Recently a couple of us were in Madison to accept an award presented by Corporate Report Wisconsin Magazine and Edgewood College for Corporate Citizenship. It’s an award we’re all especially proud of and we were humbled to be recognized with seven other wonderful companies.
You can read more about the award by clicking here (required PDF reader). However, that’s not the point of this blog entry. This entry is about the great things I saw at Edgewood.
Prior to the presentation of the awards each of the business school professors talked about their part of the program (ethics, strategy, accounting, marketing, etc.) in terms of how they make sure that their students not only learn theory, but they put theory into practice by applying it ‘hands on’. They do this in a variety of ways, but they are always sure to include an element of ‘giving back’– of being good corporate citizens. The easiest example to describe is accounting students helping to prepare taxes for those less fortunate who need help.
The pride was evident in the teachers and students alike as they talked about their experiences and philosophies. I couldn’t help but think that the students who are part of this process will go on to be successful as a result. I imagine this sort of thing is happening at other colleges of all shapes and sizes across the country and it’s something that should be encouraged and nurtured.
Nice job Edgewood!
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