Colton Johnson, dean of studies, professor of English and co-recipient of a $50,000 Charles A. Dana Award for Outstanding Achievement in Higher Education, spoke at a Dana symposium at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York about the summer program, started in 1985, that helped community college students learn about and attend liberal arts colleges.  Johnson shared the award with Janet E. Lieberman ex-’43, special assistant to the president at LaGuardia Community College.

Later called “Exploring Transfer,” the program received endowed funding, insuring its continuance.  Founded in 1950, the Charles A. Dana Foundation was a private philanthropic foundation with grant programs in health and higher education.