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Spring Hill College Student Receives UPS Scholarship

Spring Hill College student Kaitlyn Martin, a sophomore majoring in elementary education, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Martin said “This scholarship has afforded me a tremendous opportunity. I am so blessed to be able to attend Spring Hill College.”

At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. Through this program this year, the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities awarded $34,300 in UPS Scholarships to 14 deserving students at private institutions across Alabama.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of 765 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers. CIC also provides support to state associations that organize programs and generate contributions for their member colleges and universities, including AAICU. For more information, visit www.cic.edu.

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The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 765 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS), which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation . UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. UPS news is available at pressroom.ups.com/RSS .

The Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is a 501©3 association, founded in 1956 to benefit both students and member institutions. AAICU’s fourteen member colleges are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and with their satellite campuses touch almost every county in the state. AAICU’s overall mission is to facilitate a vibrant independent college sector that insures students have the opportunity to attend the college that best serves their interests, needs and aspirations. For more information on AAICU, visit www.aaicu.net.

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