UNI students and faculty attend 2005 American Humanics Management Institute symposium

March 22, 2005

Nathan Geerdes, president, University of Northern Iowa American Humanics, (319) 277-0358
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa students and faculty traveled to Atlanta earlier this semester to attend the 2005 American Humanics Management Institute, an intensive four-day educational symposium about nonprofit management.

Name , a classification major major from hometown , attended the symposium.


nstitute activities included workshops led by experts in nonprofit management, a case study simulation and the second annual national collegiate dialogue, which was held in collaboration with the American Assembly of Columbia University.

The second annual Nonprofit Placement Day, where students had the opportunity to interview with national nonprofit organizations and graduate schools, also took place during the symposium.

'The purpose of the annual Management Institute is to expose junior and senior students to experiences they will encounter working in the nonprofit field. The Institute is considered the capstone educational experience for students enrolled in the American Humanics nonprofit management program,' said Stacy Van Gorp, UNI director of American Humanics.

This event is held annually between the fall and spring semesters, and rotates to a different city each year.

American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit agencies dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. It is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities in the United States and partners with 40 national nonprofit organizations.