On Thursday, President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden recognized Belhaven University for its commitment to increase the number of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The White House invited Dr. Parrott and other university presidents that were honored to take part in College Opportunity Day of Action where President Obama announced new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
Belhaven University says that it has committed to redesign its general core science curriculum for non-science majors.
The goal of the redesign is to emphasize the important role that science has in society and economy, as well as to inspire 10 percent of its students to pursue STEM degrees.
President Obama also announced new steps on how his Administration is helping to support colleges and universities, including announcing $10 million to help promote college completion and a $30 million AmeriCorps program that will improve low-income students' access to college.
Today's event was the second College Opportunity Day of Action, and included a progress report on the commitments made at the first day of action on January 14, 2014.
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