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Pillar College launches new partnerships in Perth Amboy and Irvington, Open house 11/15
By: Pillar College
Through the college's LEAD program (Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree) Pillar offers adults the chance to finish their college degree right in their own neighborhood, with campuses in Newark and Somerset and additional locations in Paterson, Irvington, and Perth Amboy. A free information session is scheduled for November 15th at 6:00 pm at each location.
"Bringing the classroom to the community has been part of our mission since 2009, and developing partnerships with Mayor Tony Vauss, Mayor Wilda Diaz, the YMCA and the Irvington and Perth Amboy communities is the best way to serve busy adults that want to finish the college degree they once started. We are very pleased to partner with all involved" said Dr. David E. Schroeder, Ed.D., President of Pillar College.
What's unique about Pillar's LEAD program is that classes are held only once a week and allows adult students to use prior learning and life experience to guide the classroom discussions. Each accelerated course lasts a total of 5 weeks and student ages range from 38 – 48 years old. State and federal financial aid is available to adult students that qualify.
Perth Amboy Mayor, Wilda Diaz commented: "I'm very excited to support the partnership between Pillar College, the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, and the Office of the Mayor. An adult college program in Perth Amboy enhances the quality of life for all residents of the City by creating local educational opportunities for those seeking an accelerated degree completion program.".
Members of the community are invited to reserve their seats at the free information session at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by calling 1-888-LEAD-EZ1, visiting www.Pillar.edu or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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