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The mission of Ashesi University College is to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, the concern for others and the courage it will take to transform a continent.

Selected News from Ashesi

December 2010
Ashesi President Patrick Awuah wins Millennium Excellence Award
On December 4th, 2010 Patrick Awuah was awarded the Millennium Excellence Award for Educational Development.  Held once every five years, the Millennium Excellence Awards celebrate individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on African society. 
2010 Campus Construction Updates
Ashesi's permanent campus is taking shape.  In this space, we bring you slide shows of campus construction as it progresses.  Check back for updates.

September 2010
Ashesi alumni and leadership address audience in Seattle
On Thursday, September 23rd, Ashesi leaders and graduates spoke with more than 230 community members in Seattle about innovation, education, and leadership in Africa.  The event, hosted by the World Affairs Council, highlighted the importance of building the capacity of local leadership in Africa.  Ashesi Alumni Araba Amuasi, Chief Operations Officer of Village of Hope and Aba Ackun, Regional Credit Risk Manager for Accion International were among the featured speakers.

September 2010
Seattle Times reports on the construction of Ashesi's new campus
Seattle Times reporter, Brier Dudley reports on the growth of Ashesi over the past ten years and the construction on the university's new campus.  Brier announces that two Ashesi alumni will be in the Seattle area at the end of September to participate in a World Affairs Council panel discussion on innovation and ethical leadership in Africa. 
August 2010
President Carter meets with Ashesi leadership
On August 23rd, 2010, President Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Nobel Prize winner, met with Ashesi leadership to discuss how to expand our impact across Africa.  President Carter expressed hope for the work that Ashesi is doing, especially our focus on honour and integrity, and preparing the next generation of Africans to aim for greatness in the world. 
August, 2010
Ashesi welcomes the Class of 2014
On August 23rd Ashesi welcomed 142 members of the Class of 2014 to campus for the beginning of orientation week.  The 2014 Class is a diverse group with international students from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, USA and Cameroon.  Through our financial aid program, nearly $150,000 in grants was given out this year to the freshman class, with an average of $3,486 of aid awarded per financial aid recipient. Of those students awarded financial aid, 44% were women.
International Links Swarthmore College
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Accreditation National Accreditation Board of Ghana

Affiliation University of Cape Coast, Ghana

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Ashesi University College is a private, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported US corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Ashesi University College admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.

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