Pillars of the College

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To advance our distinctive vision, we have developed a set of five pillars. These pillars are foundational to EHE - who we are and what we strive to be. By focusing on them, we will enrich the education of our students and accelerate the efforts of our faculty and staff. Our local, national and international communities will be transformed through our unique partnerships and experiences for our students.

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Early Childhood

Taking a whole family approach, we work with community partners to grow comprehensive, wraparound services that meet young families’ basic needs. We are defining new strategies to work across the lifespan, starting with our youngest children.

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Health and Economic Vitality

To advance human health, well-being and economic vitality, our programs shape consumer experiences in hospitality and retail settings, build knowledge of human nutrition and the science of exercise and support human development and family dynamics.

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STEAM Education

With a multidisciplinary approach, we are developing more effective and inclusive models of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) education. We are preparing more underrepresented groups to fulfill the jobs of the future.

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Global and Local Engagement

We believe that by engaging with people from different cultures and experiences, we gain new perspectives that enhance our global reach and local impact. We expand our cross-cultural competence by cultivating deeper scholarly and service partnerships at home and abroad.