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Wilkes University to Open Site in the Poconos

Contact: Vicki Mayk

Wilkes University expands to the Poconos this fall with a new adult education facility at the Bartonsville exit of Interstate 80.

The Wilkes University Pocono Center will offer a master of business administration degree, an accelerated bachelor of business administration program for those wishing to complete their degree, and a master of science degree in engineering management.
 
Classes are scheduled in evenings and on weekends. Costs for the programs vary, but tuition is competitive and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Classes start this fall at the Shoppes at Crossroads in Bartonsville, next to Giant Food Store. Additional programming will be offered in future semesters.
 
An information session will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at The Chateau Resort and Conference Center, 300 Camelback Road in Tannersville. University staff will be on hand to discuss the admissions process, financial aid and student services. Faculty will meet with students to address program structure and coursework. Attendees can register online at www.wilkes.edu/Poconos.
 
The Pocono site will allow adults to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees at a convenient location in the center of Monroe County. The site and the programs offered were developed to meet the unique needs of adult learners.
 
“Wilkes is dedicated to the adult market. We know that working adults demand convenient and flexible programs that will improve their career prospects and quality of life,” said Michael Speziale, dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. “We are excited to offer these programs in the Poconos.”
 
Said Tim Gilmour, Wilkes University president: “We feel this is an ideal place to expand our offerings, based on impressive population growth and numbers of people eager to continue their education. Wilkes is ready to serve Monroe County and surrounding areas.”
 
Construction is underway for a fall opening. The 2,800-square-foot facility will house two classrooms, a conference room and office space. Wireless Internet will connect students to campus resources. On-site staff will guide students during the application and enrollment process.
 
More information can be found at www.wilkes.edu/Poconos.
Published On: 7/6/2011
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