Anthem College-Phoenix Wins National Ecology Grant

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2,000-student school is Arizona's only recipient of Project Learning Tree grant program

Our students--many of whom are busy, working adults--have demonstrated their commitment to the larger community.

--Anthem Education Chancellor Jim Hutton

The National Technical Honors Society at Anthem College-Phoenix has been awarded a grant to support a student-led campus recycling project from the Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! environmental education program. Anthem’s “Green Team” is the only recipient in Arizona.

The Anthem team will use the grant to expand recycling programs at the campus, located at 1515 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to recycling paper, plastic and aluminum, grant funds will be used to create a student mentoring program in recycling education. The team will also send podcasts on recycling to students at Anthem’s 22 other campuses and online college.

Anthem College applied for the $500 grant with the help of ecology instructor Tina Salata after reviewing a student poll in which 80% expressed a high level of interested in expanding recycling opportunities on campus. “The goal for this grant is to encourage proper recycling through student-led activities,” Salata says.

Salata learned about the grant opportunity through a list serve for environmental and ecological educators. She credits other Anthem colleagues from the school’s Student Services Department and its librarian, who advises the campus National Technical Honors Society, for providing key support.

“We are delighted that our National Technical Honors Society students have received this recognition by Project Learning Tree,” said Anthem Education Chancellor James D. Hutton. “Our students—many of whom are busy working adults―have demonstrated their commitment to the larger community in which they live, study and work.”

Project Learning Tree (PLT) is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation (AFF). It awarded 26 grants to schools and youth organizations in 19 states after reviewing more than 100 applications. GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that engages PLT educators, students, and their communities in “learning-by-doing” local environmental stewardship projects. Since 1992, AFF has distributed nearly $1 million to fund more than 1,000 GreenWorks! action projects in communities across the country.

About Anthem Education

Originally established in 1965, of Anthem Education is a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career-focused training and education programs at 23 accredited institutions in 15 states as well as online. The Anthem Education family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and The Bryman School of Arizona. For more information, visit http://anthem.edu.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.anthem.edu/disclosures.

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