6240-Malone University Recipient of ODNR Boating Safety Education Program Grant
6240-January 11, 2012
John P. Harris II, Ph.D., director of global and off-campus programs, professor of business administration, and teacher in the Malone University Outdoor Leadership Program, was recently notified that his application for a $12,954 grant for the 2012 Boating Safety Education Program ("Canoe Training") was awarded to Malone University by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
According to Harris, "In the early 90s, ODNR gave us a similar grant that allowed us to train more than 700 people in canoeing safety through the years. We look forward to continuing this work with new equipment purchased through this current grant."
One of the ODNR Division of Watercraft's main goals is to reduce boating accidents, mishaps, and fatalities through boater education. Boating safety education grants are available to qualified applicants to establish, develop, expand, and maintain boating safety programs. Grant amounts are based on the potential success of a program toward this goal. Proposals are considered based on the following priorities and must benefit the general public.
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Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.
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Director of University Relations
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