A Letter from the Publisher: Nov. 18, 1985

It is an article of faith at TIME that individual excellence should be sought out, encouraged and rewarded, especially among young people. To this end, and to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TIME Education Program, which helps teachers utilize the magazine as a classroom tool, the TIME College Achievement Awards have been established to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding students at U.S. colleges and universities.

This new undertaking grows out of TIME'S commitment to its college readers. The magazine publishes a campus edition of 550,000 copies, and Time Inc. sponsors a summer intern program that enables selected students to...

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