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First Nonprofit Leadership and Management Course Offered at GSC this Spring

The Glenville State College Business Department is now offering a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. In addition, GSC is also offering the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. American Humanics (AH) is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to lead nonprofit organizations. The American Humanics Program is now offered on over sixty campuses across the country. Glenville State College will be the only college or university in West Virginia to offer this program for at least the next five years.

Any student of Glenville State College, regardless of major, is eligible to take the new minor and/or earn the American Humanics Certification. Non-degree seeking students are also welcome to enroll in the American Humanics Certification Program which takes approximately one year to complete. All students who want to earn AH Certification must also complete a three-hundred hour internship in the nonprofit sector.

Meredith Gillett is the GSC American Humanics Coordinator. “Students who earn American Humanics Certification increase their marketability. The required internship will provide valuable real-life field experience. Many nonprofit organizations seek and recruit AH students,” said Gillett.

The first nonprofit class, NPLM 101 – Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations will be offered at Glenville State College during the upcoming Spring 2010 semester. Among other topics, this class will focus on the following: mission and role of nonprofit organizations, conducting community needs assessments, nonprofit board development and ethics and values in nonprofit organizations. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. beginning January 11th, 2010. The class is open to current GSC students and community members as non-degree seeking students.

To register for this class (NPLM 101), contact the GSC Registrar’s Office at (304) 462-6123. For more information about the GSC Nonprofit Leadership and Management minor, contact Gillett at or (304) 462-6260.

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