College Planning & Management

DEC 2012

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of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by six percent to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011-12 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by one percent. This year, international exchanges in all 50 states contributed $22.7B to the U.S. economy. International education creates a positive economic and social impact for communities in the U.S. and around the world. The growth is largely driven by strong increases in the number of students from China, particularly at the undergraduate level. Chinese student enrollments increased by 23 percent in total and by 31 percent at the undergraduate level. Large increases in undergraduate students from Saudi Arabia, funded by Saudi government scholarships, also help explain why international undergraduates studying in the U.S. now outnumber international graduate students, for the fi rst time in 12 years. To read more about the report, log on to www.iie.org. These sites were honored during the Society's 2012 Awards Dinner held in October in conjunction with the School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, KY. The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complementing other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. To view a complete list of winners please visit pgms.org/2012-greenstar-award-winners. CPM PGMS Honors Institutions With Green Star Awards The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has recognized several sites in the University and College Grounds category of the Society's 2012 Green Star Awards program. St. Mary's College of Maryland was presented with a Grand Award. Honor Awards were given to Drake University in Des Moines, IA; Baylor University in Waco, TX; and Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Earning Merit Awards in this category were The University of South Carolina in Columbia; Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; and Queens University of Charlotte in NC. DECEMBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 9

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