Major Grant Creates New Education Program for Women
– Women are taking an active role in their education through Bay Path College’s new Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL)Program
, which is a major component of Bay Path’s newly revised core curriculum for undergraduate students
. The WELL Program encourages women to become intimately engaged in their learning process by having them examine their personal, educational, and career goals through a series of experiential and innovative learning and leadership activities over the course of their four years with the college.
The launch of this progressive program was made possible due to a $200,000 grant over three years from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.
The WELL Program ensures all women at Bay Path will be prepared to participate in the changing of their own lives, their communities, and their work environments. Regardless of academic major, each student will create an e-portfolio
that serves as an academic roadmap of their entire college experience, read books
about empowerment and educational reflection, and engage in a community project that connects their learning with the outside world. The WELL Program links Bay Path women in a very tangible way to the mission and vision of the College, which is to educate women to become citizens, scholars, and professionals who will influence and advocate for others.
______________________________About Bay Path College
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of more than 2,000 students at its Longmeadow campus and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women; and Bay Path Online, the college’s online center offering graduate degrees and certificates.