今年早些时候，全美独立学院与大学协会（The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities）将倡导奖颁发给了该公司。这是该奖项首次颁发给公司而非个人。该协会主席戴维•沃伦说：“这项计划的独特之处在于其开放性。”
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities gave the company its advocacy award earlier this year, the first time the award has gone to a company rather than a person. "It's the open-ended nature of the program that's so unusual," said association president David Warren.
Alas, even this benefit isn't what it once was. The company trimmed it as of 2010 to get the cost down to $50 million a year from $60 million-plus. It eliminated the stock bonus for degree completion, capped the benefit at $40,000 ($60,000 for a graduate degree), and required employees to have a year of service before joining. But it's still a great program. So take a bow, UTC. You've earned it.