Celebration was the word as representatives from Fresno Pacific University, Tulare City School District and the College of the Sequoias gathered at FPU to announce two grant programs and the national accreditation of the university’s RN to BSN degree completion program.
Lessons from a guy who started a business in an 1,100-square-foot apartment with three interns and a cordless telephone, anyone?
What if that guy is Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, which gives a poor child a pair of shoes for each pair sold? In just over four years the company has given away more than one million shoes, his footwear has become available at stores such as Nordstrom’s and he has struck partnerships with firms like Ralph Lauren.
A new grant unites a school district, an education organization and Fresno Pacific University to help teachers teach and students learn about science and language arts.
The California Post-Secondary Education Commission Grant has been approved for $282,839 for one year. FPU, the Tulare City School District and the K-12 Alliance, a non-profit group that does professional development for teachers, will work together on a project called BLASTT (Bringing Language Arts and Sciences Together in Tulare).