December 18, 2010
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM) honored Colleges of the Fenway (COF) at its annual dinner at the Seaport Hotel December 18. COF is a collaborative effort of six neighboring Boston-based colleges, including Simmons College, in the Fenway area. This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and containing the costs of higher education. At the dinner, Richard Doherty, president of AICUM, cited COF's focus on enhancing opportunities for students, colleges working together to save money, and partnership between public and private institutions in presenting.