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Edinboro's MSW program earns Top 20 national ranking

Edinboro University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program earned a No. 19 rank nationally, according to a leading online source of program analysis.

In addition to the national recognition, granted Edinboro the No. 2 rank for Best MSW Programs in Pennsylvania and the No. 8 rank for Best BSW Programs in Pennsylvania.

“Being recognized among the top programs in the country and in the state validates our commitment to training social workers to become the best in their field,” said Dr. Erinn Lake, executive director of Edinboro’s School of Graduate Studies. “We prepare our graduates to serve the community from the first day they step into their role as a social worker.” is an online resource focused on social work education and career advancement. Read more.

Richards earns national protection manager certification

George Richards

Edinboro University faculty member Dr. George Richards, associate professor in the Criminal Justice, Anthropology and Forensic Science Department, recently earned his Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) designation from the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.

With the CIPM certification, Richards is now among the elite managers, directors and administrations in the U.S., responsible for overseeing cultural property protection at educational and public institutions.

Candidates who participate in CIPM training include active security directors, law enforcement officers and other administrators.

Richards, who teaches courses in criminal justice, homeland security, research methods and emergency management was named Edinboro University’s 2017 Advisor of the Year.

During his tenure at Edinboro University, Richards has been a Distinguished Professor of Social Equity in 2016 and Educator of the Year in 2010. He was awarded Outstanding Mentor from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2012 and was recognized as Educator/Academician of the Year by the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education in 2008.

Richards earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Berea College and a Master of Science in Justice Administration with a concentration in Corrections and Crime Prevention from the University of Louisville. During his professorship at the University of Akron, Richards earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Urban Studies.

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In case you missed it: EU in the news

The achievements of Edinboro University’s students, faculty and staff are always making headlines. Here are several recent news stories about excellence at EU:

Tom Reisenweber: Shreve is one of the best [ (Erie Times-News)]

Erie County college sports officials await mask guidance [ (Erie Times-News)]

A year ago today, in pictures: Scorching heat over parts of Europe and more moments you may remember [Tulsa World]

GECAC CEO Appointed to Edinboro University's Council of Trustees [ErieNewsNow (WSEE/WICU-TV)]

On Campus [ (Erie Times-News)]

Sharon High School Class of 2020 awards and scholarships [Sharon Herald]
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