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The Kennedy Center Inc. joins Post University Partners In Education program to provide employees access to higher education

WATERBURY, CONN. (November 9, 2009)  –  As a new participant in Post University’s Partners in Education Program, The Kennedy Center, Inc. of Trumbull,will be able to offer its employees access to quality undergraduate higher education at a reduced tuition rate.

Under the agreement, Post University will offer a tuition grant to employees of The Kennedy Center who want to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree by enrolling in one of the university’s Accelerated Degree Programs.  Employees also will have the option of enrolling in a Post University master’s degree program. The Kennedy Center offers employees partial tuition reimbursement, making the path to a degree even more affordable.                                   

“At The Kennedy Center, we have always looked for ways to improve the lives of our employees,” said Martin Schwartz, president and CEO. “This program is just another way to provide employees with the education they want and need to improve their skills and advance their careers.”

Employees will have the option of taking courses at one of the university’s regional locations or completely online.  They can earn a master’s degree in as little as 14 months, and a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.  Employees of The Kennedy Center also will receive college credit for select corporate education and training courses, as well as for courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities.

“We are delighted that The Kennedy Center has joined our growing Partners in Education program to provide their employees a flexible, convenient and affordable way to earn a college degree,” said Frank Mulgrew, president of Post University Online.  “We’ve had tremendous success with this program because it gives working adults the opportunity to not only earn a degree, but immediately improve their workforce skills.”

Founded in 1951, The Kennedy Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit community base rehabilitation organization offering innovative and comprehensive program services to persons with special needs and disabilities, from birth to their senior years. Since 1983, The Kennedy Center has achieved the highest accreditation from the national standards setting organization CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation facilities in the State of Connecticut. On an annual basis, over fourteen hundred individuals receive program services through our departments of: Rehabilitation Services, Residential Services and Kennedy Industries.The organization’s mission is to promote the empowerment of individuals with diverse disabilities and experiences toward optimal participation and inclusion in the community.

Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, national award-winning student activities, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. In 2009, it was voted “Best of Waterbury” by the U.S. Commerce Association, and its Online MBA Degree Program received the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award for Innovation Prize.  Also in 2009, it extended its commitment to serving members of the military by becoming a “Yellow Ribbon” University.  Its nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.