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Programs at the following universities received grants during 2015:
Arizona State University, Benedictine College, Bethel University, The W.F. Buckley Jr, Program at Yale, Carroll College, College of Charleston, Faulkner University, Florida State University, Hostos Community College - CUNY, University of Montana, Monterey Peninsula College, Santa Barbara Community College, Texas Tech University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

During 2015, about $463,000 was granted to 15 faculty programs, four of which were new to the Apgar Foundation.

Apgar Foundation is proud to support a wide range of institutions whose programming is in keeping with our mission.

Each faculty member we support shares a deep desire to make a lasting contribution to their students' lives. The various programs and centers receiving funds go about this in a variety of ways. In some instances, faculty were able to bring new points of view to campus. In others, funds helped to form and nurture partnerships across disciplines which enabled greater outreach across the entire campus. Finally, we have supported projects focused on the exploration of online education and hybrid teaching in various ways. We think there is tremendous potential in all of these projects to improve the quality and reduce the cost of a high quality education which promotes freedom, good citizenship, and prosperity for all.

By way of example, please find a number of programs promoting the goals of the Apgar Foundation and receiving funding in 2015-16. They are highlighted in no particular order, but rather chosen for their illustrative value.



At Benedictine College, the Apgar Foundation supports a new Great Books Program which was so popular when it was launched that student demand has challenged available faculty resources. The program allows students the opportunity, as an elective part of their general education requirements, to encounter the development of the West through the study of the great works of Western civilization. The demand from incoming freshman was so high that the college had to open three different section of the Course: "Ancient World: the Greeks" in order to accommodate those interested. Resources will be spent on a faculty seminar to prepare more faculty to teach in this cross-disciplinary program.


At Arizona State University the Apgar Foundation supports the programming of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership. Alongside a public outreach program which brings speakers to campus, a undergraduate/High school leadership academy will be held as a weekend seminar where students discuss primary constitutional documents and meet prominent local public and business leaders. This exchange of ideas about leadership and the meaning of leadership combines academic knowledge with students' public life as civic minded front runners - a leadership informed about American exceptionalism, the foundational principles of representative government, and constitutional democracy.


At Hostos Community College, the Apgar Foundation supports a three year series of professional development seminars designed to create a Core Text program. The series, initially started and led by Columbia Core Faculty, will lead to the teaching of Hostos Core Text in 30% of the English department's offerings. Next to pedagogical support for instructors teaching the Core, the broader college community will participate through public lectures and student visits to cultural sites nearby. The coherence that a unified humanities based sequence brings to a community college student's educational experiences is rare and it will put Hostos' students closer to the experience of their peers at four year colleges. The Hostos Core Text program will help complement the practical, job-oriented skills they learn elsewhere in the curriculum with the inspiration of an exposure to the best that has been thought and written across the ages.