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Higher Education Center Hosts Bachelor's Degree Open House

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007

WYE MILLS – Learn about opportunities to earn a bachelor´s degree close to home during an open house at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (HEC) on Tuesday, May 15. This event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 110 of the Higher Education Center.

The HEC, located on the main campus of Chesapeake College, aids four-year institutions in offering degree programs to Mid-Shore residents. The open house will feature representatives from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

"This event is designed for working people who want to finish their bachelor´s degrees, high school students who are doing long-range education planning, and current Chesapeake College students who want to take the next step," said Deborah Urry, executive director of the Higher Education Center. "Faculty members from the degree granting institutions will be here to answer questions about enrollment and academic programs."

There will be presentations on several majors including criminal justice and elementary education.

In addition, Chesapeake College representatives will be on hand to advise students about transfer programs offered at the community college, which lead to bachelor´s degrees in social work, elementary education, child development, criminal justice, and aviation management. Master´s degree programs and courses are also available in social work, elementary education, public school administration, and career & technology education. A Master´s in Business Administration offered by the Salisbury University Perdue School of Business is planned to begin in the future.

"We have many programs that allow for seamless transition to a bachelor´s degree program," said Chesapeake´s Dean of Recruitment Services Kathy Petrichenko. "Students can earn an associate´s degree at Chesapeake and then continue their studies toward a bachelor´s degree with one of the partner four-year colleges without leaving the Wye Mills campus."

For more information about the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, please call Deborah Urry at 410-827- 5761.

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