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Middle States Reaffirms College's Accreditation

Albright College's accreditation was reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

According to a letter sent by Middle States to President Lex McMillan, the commission met on Nov. 15 and voted "to accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the
Periodic Report and progress to date."

Middle States evaluates institutions for accreditation every 10 years. Halfway through that cycle, the commission conducts an interim evaluation based on the Periodic Review Report, a retrospective, current and prospective analysis of an institution since its last evaluation.

Middle States' next evaluation visit to Albright is scheduled for 2016-2017. No interim reports or other actions are required until the College prepares its decennial self-assessment in preparation for that visit.

"This is wonderful news and a tribute to a lot of hard work by many," McMillan said.

Trustee John Weidenhammer Addresses Graduates

John WEighty-four students from Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program, 35 students from the traditional day program and five master's degree students received diplomas in December.

Businessman John P. Weidenhammer, an Albright trustee, delivered the commencement address.

Weidenhammer, president and founder of Weidenhammer, an IT solutions integrator and diversified provider of information technology-related services and products, headquartered in Wyomissing, Pa., congratulated graduates on
their well-earned degrees. "Your degree," he said, "is your license to learn and your license to grow."

A frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, and an advocate of business process re-engineering, Weidenhammer has provided consulting services to numerous high-profile national and international organizations.

Spring commencement will be held on Sunday, May 19.

For photos and videos of winter commencement, go to

Did You Know?

A blogger with the Chronicle of Higher Education recently applauded Albright's "faculty-friendly" flexibility policies.

Read David Evans' post here…

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