- April 30, 2012 - PHOENIX --
Albertus Magnus College, an independent college offering undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus in New Haven, will offer its innovative accelerated degree programs in Bristol. The City will join New Haven, East Hartford, Shelton and Enfield as Albertus satellite locations. The Albertus accelerated degree programs offer team-based collaborative learning which provides a holistic educational foundation and prepares students to assume significant roles in business, education and society. Classes will be held at the Bristol Eastern Public High School.
A ceremonial event is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Bristol’s City Council Chambers.
Dr. Julia M. McNamara, president of the College, describes the partnership:
“Albertus is a community of learners and educators – not just in New Haven, but throughout Connecticut. In Bristol and the surrounding towns we have nearly 350 alumni with degrees from all of our programs. We look forward to the Albertus and Bristol communities flourishing together.”
Albertus will offer three master’s programs and three adult undergraduate programs in Bristol: MBA, MS in Management and Organizational Leadership, MS in Education; a BS in Business Management and the new BS in Business Management with a healthcare concentration;
and an AS in Business Management. The Connecticut Department of Higher Education and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) have approved these programs as portable. Bristol area residents and commuters can take advantage of these programs to conveniently work towards their education and career goals.
The partnership between Albertus Magnus College and the City of Bristol is a natural one, as the City has put education at the center of its exciting revitalization efforts.
Bristol Mayor Arthur J. Ward said, “This vote of confidence by Albertus Magnus in selecting our City to expand their program puts Bristol one more step ahead in forging viable revitalization plans that will sustain the City for the next 100 years.”
The Mayor continued, “This initiative by Albertus Magnus College will add a curriculum of education from a major four-year college to the programs already in place with our existing branch of Tunxis Community College, affording area students extended learning opportunities.”