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Chatfield College Selected From Among Thousands as a Best Value School Award Recipient

August 28th, 2014 Chatfield College Selected From Among Thousands as a Best Value School Award Recipient

       Chatfield College, a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati, was one of only 20 postsecondary schools selected from nearly 8,000 eligible institutions as the recipient of a Best Value School award. The award is issued by University Research & Review (www.urandr.org/about-us), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school.

       “We are honored to be recognized as a Best Value College – one of the few among the many eligible schools,” said John Tafaro at the presentation.  “The faculty and staff of Chatfield College continually strive to empower students to succeed in our supportive, small college experience – at an affordable price.”

        President Tafaro received the award on behalf of Chatfield College from University Research & Review representative Carolyn Carter.  “The students' comments were a big part of the decision.  Chatfield is best known for providing individual support to students in its cozy environment” explains Carter. URR Founder Joseph Schmoke adds, “It is our distinguished pleasure to present the award to Chatfield College.  We hope current students and alumni take pride in this honor, and anyone searching for a quality, reasonably priced college education will consider Chatfield.”

        The committee that reviewed more than 100 nominees from the thousands of eligible schools is made up of former University presidents, CEOs, provosts and professors.  Schools cannot pay to receive the award; it must be earned through the nomination and committee evaluation process. Chatfield was chosen by the committee because it passed rigorous standards including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.

         Vice President of Enrollment Management John Penrose adds, “When we started the nomination process I was hopeful, but to be one of 20 schools chosen is very exciting. I think it says a lot that Brescia College, another Ursuline College, was also a winner—more proof that a personalized education grounded in the Ursuline tradition is a value that is hard to beat.”

         “Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value award recipient,” says Schmoke.

         Chatfield College will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must re-qualify every year. 

Photo caption:  Carolyn Carter, Relationship Manager with University Research & Review presents the Best Value School award to Chatfield College President John P. Tafaro.  

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