JC:HEM Students in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
JC:HEM Wins Association for Continuing Higher Education Award

JC:HEM has been awarded the' Distinguished Program Award – Credit Program' by the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE).

Each year, the Association for Continuing Higher Education acknowledges achievement in ten different areas of service to lifelong learning.  One award, the Distinguished Program Award – Credit Program, recognizes a credit program that is both original or innovative in its audience, delivery system, partnering arrangements, marketing and/or resources as well as successful in meeting goals and objectives.

This year, Regis University nominated its Jesuit Commons – Higher Education at the Margins Program for the Distinguished Program – Credit Award.  In late August, Regis was informed that Regis will receive the Distinguished Program Award at the ACHE Annual Meeting and Conference in Austin, Texas on November 13, 2012.
Through the Jesuit Commons- Higher Education at the Margins Program, Regis University awards a forty-five credit hour Diploma in Liberal Studies to adult learners in two refugee camps in Kakuma, Kenya and Dzaleka, Malawi as well as in an urban refugee area in Amman, Jordan. Partnering with the Jesuit Refugee Service, Regis collaborates with fifteen other Jesuit universities to provide undergraduate online courses in eight week formats to  learners representing ten different countries and six different languages.  The Program began in Fall 2010, and the first cohort of learners will complete their Diplomas in August 2013.
Regis is pleased to serve as the credential awarding institution for this exciting and innovative Program.