Montreat College is delighted to announce that its Honors Program has been named an Associate Member of the American Association of Liberal Education (AALE). This prestigious recognition highlights the program’s commitment to excellence in liberal arts learning.

The AALE is dedicated to promoting excellence in education by recognizing schools and programs that uphold the highest standards of liberal arts learning. Through articulating standards, offering rigorous peer-review accreditation, and fostering dialogue, the AALE plays a crucial role in advancing liberal arts education in the United States.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as an Associate Member of the American Association of Liberal Education,” said Dr. Lisa Toland, the Honors Program Director at Montreat College. “This recognition underscores our dedication to providing our students with a transformative liberal arts education that prepares them for success in an ever-changing world.”

The Montreat College Honors Program offers a challenging and enriching academic experience for students who seek to engage deeply with their studies. With a focus on critical thinking, effective communication, and ethical decision-making, the program prepares students to become thoughtful leaders in their communities and professions.

“We congratulate Dr. Toland, as well as all the faculty who teach in our Honors Program, for this well-deserved recognition,” said Dr. Mark Hijleh, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Montreat College. “Their commitment to excellence in education is truly commendable, and we are proud to have them as part of our academic community.”

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