July 26, 2011
-- New York, July 26, 2011: As the nation’s unemployment rate continues to swell, St. Luke AME Church in Harlem, NY (http://www.stlukeamenyc.org)
is taking steps to ‘bridge the gap’ of opportunity by partnering with TCI College of Technology (http://www.tcicollege.edu)
to bring college level courses to the community of Harlem. Classes will be taught in the Administrative Building of St. Luke AME Church located at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue starting this fall. St. Luke and TCI will formally announce this new partnership tomorrow, Wednesday July 27, 2011, at Noon at Sylvia’s Restaurant located at 328 Lenox Avenue. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will be on hand along with other political leaders and local pastors. St. Luke’s Pastor, Rev. Melvin Wilson says he’s excited about this new opportunity. “The congregation of St. Luke A.M.E. Church is focused on being ‘A Ministry of Teaching, Reaching and Preaching,’ says Pastor Wilson. “Partnering with TCI further compliments our purpose that includes providing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people.” Pastor Wilson will also be joined by Dr. John McGrath, CEO & President of EVCI Career Colleges, William Talbot, President of TCI College of Technology, and Julia Daboin, Vice President of External Sites for TCI. The opportunity to attend college at TCI’s St. Luke site will be available to High School graduates and those who have earned a GED diploma. In addition, TCI will offer students a unique program where non-High School graduates can earn college credits and a high school equivalency diploma simultaneously.
TCI College of Technology has the unique distinction of being founded by a Nobel Prize winner, Guglielmo Marconi, who was the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1909. The founding of the college by a celebrated scientist remains a fundamental part of the College’s identity.
As the second largest two-year private college in the New York Metropolitan area, TCI provides 20 Associate Degree programs in day and evening sessions to over 4,500 students, which includes both traditional, college-age and older students. For the past several years, an annual survey published by Community College Week, the independent newspaper of community, technical and junior colleges, has ranked TCI among the top three colleges nationwide in the number of engineering-
related two-year degrees conferred.
TCI is also accredited by both the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Very few colleges have this distinction.
For more information about the partnership between St. Luke AME Church and TCI College of Technology call St. Luke AME Church Pastor Melvin Wilson at (917) 805-5321. All media inquires should be directed to Leslie Patterson-Tyler at (609) 247-2632.
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