College opening new Center for Adult Learning in Normal on April 7
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[March 20, 2009]
NORMAL -- Lincoln College is
pleased to announce the April 7 grand opening celebration for the
new Center for Adult Learning, located at 1608 Northbrook in Normal.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. The event is free
and open to the public.
The Center for Adult Learning is 2,100 square feet and incorporates
state-of-the-art classroom and meeting space in its design. It will
house the college's Accelerated Bridge to Education program -- an
accelerated bachelor degree program for working adults -- as well as
its business education and worker training programs. The new center
is just down the street from the Normal campus on Raab Road.
asked about the significance of the center's opening, Associate Dean
Pamela Johnston said: "It is a testament to both the remarkable
growth of the program and the college's ongoing commitment to this
community. We started with just 17 students in 2007. Today, we have
almost 150 students enrolled in the program. In addition to the
opening of the center, we also began offering two new programs -- a
bachelor's degree in health services administration and a
certificate in dental services management -- this year."
"We are delighted to celebrate the growth of the ABE program as
we also mark the 30th anniversary of the Normal campus," said Dr. A.
Gigi Fansler, executive vice president of Lincoln College-Normal.
"With the expansion of the program to the Lincoln campus and the
opening of the Center for Adult Learning, Lincoln College continues
to be at the forefront of adult education."
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Students enrolled in the ABE program can earn up to 27 credit hours
in a calendar year by attending one class, one night a week for five
weeks. Other program benefits include:
Faculty-professionals who are experts in their field and trained
to teach using an accelerated format.
and advisers who understand the pressure of balancing work and
program designed around the student, with the ability to step in
and step out.
tutors available during the evenings and weekends.
Convenient payment plans.
More information on the ABE program is available at
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