|Creator:||National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. -- Medals|
|Title:||National Association of State Universities & Land Grant Colleges medal|
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state university systems and has member campuses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The association is governed by a Chair and Board of Directors elected from the member universities and university systems. The association's membership includes 218 institutions, consisting of state universities, land-grant universities, and state-university systems. The total includes 76 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 18 are the historically black institutions. In addition, APLU represents the interests of the nation's 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). APLU campuses enroll more than 4.7 million students and are estimated to have more than 20 million alumni. With roots going back to 1887, APLU is the nation's oldest higher education association. In 1963, the American Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities merged with the National Association of State Universities to form the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. On March 30, 2009, the association adopted the name Association of Public and Land-grant Universities or APLU (the name of each letter is pronounced). APLU is dedicated to advancing research, learning and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest. APLU's agenda includes projects in the areas of accountability (including a Voluntary System of Accountability or VSA); global competitiveness (including the education of science and math teachers); internationalization of university campuses (including establishing a national study abroad program); reauthorization of the Farm Bill (including the CREATE-21 proposal); and much more. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities website - About Us http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=203 (Retrieved September 23, 2009)
One round bronze medal 2 1/2" x 1/2 mm thick, attached to a blue/gold ribbon. On recto, around the edge, is written, "National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges". In the center, reading from top to bottom, is 1887 and the words "Teaching, Research, Service" on separate lines over a scroll design, then "1987". On the verso are the words "Presented on the occasion of the 100th Annual Meeting National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, November 1987." Medal is encased in a square blue board box with gold bottom and small gold chain design on top board.
National Association of State Universities & Land Grant Colleges medal, ms 2875. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.