MVC Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Wins Nonprofit Campus Of The Year
The Missouri Valley College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was recently awarded Nonprofit Campus of the Year.
This award was presented on Friday, January 4 at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Last year, the MVC Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was runner-up to Arizona State University for this very award.
A number of representatives from the Missouri Valley College campus were present to accept the award. Representatives included Heather Troth, campus executive director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Jamie Gold-Naylor, assistant professor of non-profit leadership, and eleven MVC students.
“This is a very exciting honor for our program and our campus, and a wonderful testament to our student’s hard work and the support we receive from the Missouri Valley College administration,” said Troth.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, formerly American Humanics, was founded on the MVC campus by H. Roe Bartle. Bartle was a businessman, philanthropist, and Boy Scout executive who served as president of Missouri Valley College from 1948-1950. He served two terms as mayor of Kansas City, Missouri from 1955-1963.
American Humanics was the first college program of study to train professionals for youth and human service agencies. The program has now spread to more than 40 colleges and universities nation-wide including Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Houston.
In January of 2018, MVC established the H. Roe Bartle Center for Community Engagement which includes MVC’s nonprofit management studies programs, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program, and is connected to the campus-wide service learning initiative.
Missouri Valley College offers a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management with concentrations in human services and recreation administration as well as a minor in nonprofit management. MVC has certified more than 650 nonprofit professionals.