Bellevue University, the first and only accredited university to receive a Corporate University Best in Class (CUBIC) award in 2005, was once again presented with the honor during the Annual Corporate University Week 2007 national convention in Florida.
The CUBIC Awards, presented by the International Quality and Productivity Center, were established to honor, recognize and promote internal training organizations and corporate universities that set the standards for excellence. Past award winners include Fortune 500 companies, global organizations, nonprofits and governmental training groups. Bellevue University was honored in the “Most Innovative Industry Resource” category.
“Everyone at Bellevue University is truly honored to receive this important recognition, from experts in the field of corporate education and training,” Bellevue University President Dr. John Muller said.
“The CUBIC Awards recognize the nation’s leading corporate universities and best practices,” Muller said. “Bellevue University was named the ‘Most Innovative Industry Resource’ because of our successful corporate partnerships and skill at providing programs ranging from full, customized degree programs to individual courses that are aligned with corporate goals and strategies.”
Michael Echols, Ph.D., vice president of Bellevue University’s strategic initiatives, added, “In everything we do, we focus on making education relevant to the needs of the organization.”
Examples of Bellevue University’s successful learning partnerships include the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Bellevue University created online equivalency courses for the people served by these organizations and offered undergraduate credit for these courses toward business bachelor’s degrees. “We also developed a custom master’s degree for acquisition professionals because the need was identified, and we had the flexibility and knowledge to get it done,” Echols said.
Currently, Bellevue University partners with more than 85 major national learning organizations and Fortune 500 companies, including DAU, FAI, ManTech International, The Gallup Organization, Hewlett Packard (HP), MGM MIRAGE resorts and Caterpillar.