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Catawba College, One of 38 Institutions Accepted for PKAL Leadership Initiative

September 14, 2004

Category: Academics


Catawba College is one of 38 institutions in the country to be accepted to participate in The Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Leadership Initiative.   It is the only institution in both Carolinas to be accepted to participate.

According to Washington, D.C.-based PKAL, Catawba’s four- person faculty team will collaborate with colleagues at other institutions to “scale-up and institutionalize efforts to transform the undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning environment” on its campus. Funding for this leadership initiative is provided by a three-year grant of $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation.

Catawba College team members include Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college; Dr. Steve Coggin, professor and chair of biology; Dr. Mark Sabo, associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Joe Poston, assistant professor of biology.

Other regional institutions participating in the leadership initiative include Centre College in Kentucky, Hendrix College in Arkansas and University of Mary Washington in Virginia