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September 24, 2006
Hagerstown Business College 18618 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown Phone numbers: 301-739-2670, 1-800-HBC-2670 Web site: www.hagerstownbusinesscol.edu . Hagerstown Business College, founded in 1938, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. HBC offers 13 associate degrees and 10 certificate programs in the areas of business, allied health, dental assisting, criminal justice, legal assisting, graphic design and computer information technology.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
NEWS
November 7, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host information sessions and application workshops at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall's community room and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Country Inn & Suites in Hagerstown. Admissions counselors will talk about degree programs, career options, child-care assistance and financial aid. Those who complete an application at the events or who bring completed applications will have the $50 application fee waived. To register, call 800-392-6173 or go to www.ma.
NEWS
May 27, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University announced this week that it is offering in-state tuition to Maryland residents for 10 specific degree programs through an agreement with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. According to a news release, for Maryland residents who qualify, the 10 degree programs offered at Shepherd's in-state tuition rates are: o Bachelor in fine arts degree in art with a concentration in photography and computer imagery o Bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences with a concentration in networking and security o Bachelor's degree in computer and information technology with a concentration in Web programming and design o Bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in aquatic science o Bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in environmental engineering o Bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in environmental sustainability o Bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in historic preservation o Bachelor's degree in history with a concentration in Civil War and 19th-century America o Bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in sports communication o Bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure studies with a concentration in sports marketing
OPINION
By MARK C. HALSEY | May 22, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced recently two news stories that directly relate to Washington County. First, they published their national rankings of high schools, broken down by state. Of Washington County's 10 high schools, eight were ranked in the state's top 58 among 241 Maryland schools. There is no question that such rankings get significant criticism. But, regardless of your belief in their precision, these numbers demonstrate that Washington County is producing many college-ready students.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | June 3, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. Stacey Madagan Umbenour has been through each of Mountain State University's degree programs, earning both associate and bachelor's degrees, before being awarded a master's degree during the school's commencement Friday at Martinsburg High School. Umbenour, 41, of Winchester, Va. said she credits the university's emphasis on providing degree programs for nontraditional students with giving her career a boost. "My experience at Mountain State has been wonderful," said Umbenour, who works as an administrator at the Grafton School Inc. in Virginia.
NEWS
March 5, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Hagerstown resident Darrieck Mount said he's found Frostburg State University's Hagerstown Center a godsend in his effort to juggle a full-time course load with his full-time job. "It's great, since they're working with HJC, it keeps the tuition down," said Mount, 25, who plans to graduate this year with a bachelor's degree in sociology. "And it avoids an hour trip each way to go to another four-year college. " The center's convenient location on the Public Square and economical in-state tuition have made it an attractive option for nontraditional students like Mount, said James W. Shaw, director of the center.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Kaplan College is now called Kaplan University Hagerstown. "We have arrived," W. Christopher Motz, president of the university, told dozens of dignitaries and guests during a ceremonial unveiling of the school's new name Tuesday afternoon at the Crestwood Drive campus. The school started as Hagerstown Business College in 1938 and was acquired by Kaplan Higher Education in 2000, said Jeffrey J. Conlon, president and chief executive officer of the organization.
NEWS
September 14, 2007
Kaplan College 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown Phone: 301-739-2670 and 1-800-422-2670. Web address: www.hagerstownbusinesscol.edu Kaplan College is formerly Hagerstown Business College, which was founded in 1938. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Kaplan College offers 12 associate degrees and four certificate programs in business, allied health, dental assisting, criminal justice, legal assisting, graphic design and computer information technology.
NEWS
July 11, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University has received full accreditation for three new graduate programs from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The degree programs receiving accreditation are the master of business administration, master of arts in teaching, and master of music - music education, according to a news release from the school. The accreditation is the culmination of two years of planning and preparation by Shepherd to develop graduate programs in response to the most pressing educational needs of the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding region.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
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OPINION
By MARK C. HALSEY | May 22, 2013
U.S. News & World Report announced recently two news stories that directly relate to Washington County. First, they published their national rankings of high schools, broken down by state. Of Washington County's 10 high schools, eight were ranked in the state's top 58 among 241 Maryland schools. There is no question that such rankings get significant criticism. But, regardless of your belief in their precision, these numbers demonstrate that Washington County is producing many college-ready students.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
Kaplan University-Hagerstown will hold an open house for its master's degree program Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at its campus at 18618 Crestwood Drive in Hagerstown. Attendees can learn about 20 master's degrees offered at the college, including nursing, public health and health care administration, business administration and management, teaching and higher education, criminal justice, information technology and others. The master's degree classes start May 1. Light refreshments will be served.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2013
Greencastle, Pa., resident James W. Klein has been hired to direct Shepherd University's new Martinsburg Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. Klein was selected from a field of 20 applicants, said Diane Melby, director of advancement at Shepherd. The new school will open in August for the fall semester at 261 Aikens Center, a three-story vacant building off Edwin Miller Boulevard. Shepherd is leasing half of the building. “We'll be using two-and-a-half floors on the right side,” Melby said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2012
Almost as soon as Wilson College broached the idea of making the women's liberal arts college co-educational to make the college financially sustainable for the future, students took action. Signs and banners including “Better Dead Than Co-Ed,” “ Shh ... I hear Sarah (Wilson) rolling in her Grave” and “You Thought We Were Kidding ... The Jokes on You!” hung from windows, balconies and beams across campus. Many of the protesters said permitting men to enroll at the all-women's college would detract from the campus' long-standing traditions.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Wilson College announced this week it will hold the line on tuition again next year for full-time, undergraduate students. The decision, made by the Board of Trustees at its October meeting, means that the 2013-14 tuition rate for full-time undergraduates will remain at $28,745 for the third year in a row, according to a news release from the school. The board also voted to keep housing fees at the current rate while approving modest hikes in fees for meals and technology. Food costs will go up 5 percent and the technology fee will increase 3 percent in 2013-14 to cover only the direct increases in the college's cost of providing the services.
NEWS
October 7, 2012
Kaplan University-Hagerstown and Washington County Public Schools recently signed an alliance agreement offering a 30 percent tuition reduction on graduate certificates and master's degree programs in education, including Master of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology. Eligible teachers pursuing degrees unrelated to education will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction, according to a news release from Kaplan. “We are excited to partner with Washington County Public Schools to provide a flexible option for classroom teachers looking to further their education and advance their careers, while providing face-to-face, locally based support services,” Chris Motz, president of Kaplan University-Hagerstown, said in the release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
Exactly what degree programs the University of Charleston might offer in Martinsburg is not yet clear, but the president of the private West Virginia college said Wednesday it fully intends to launch a learning center here in wake of Mountain State University's expected exodus. "The likely scenario is that Mountain State will go out of business as of Dec. 31,” University of Charleston President Edwin Welch said Wednesday afternoon in a telephone interview after the schools announced a memorandum of understanding.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Kaplan College is now called Kaplan University Hagerstown. "We have arrived," W. Christopher Motz, president of the university, told dozens of dignitaries and guests during a ceremonial unveiling of the school's new name Tuesday afternoon at the Crestwood Drive campus. The school started as Hagerstown Business College in 1938 and was acquired by Kaplan Higher Education in 2000, said Jeffrey J. Conlon, president and chief executive officer of the organization.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 12, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Nearly a year has passed since the hoopla over an India-based university's purchase of the former Allegheny Energy headquarters near Hagerstown. Washington County officials and the sellers wore Indian shawls and garlands to celebrate. The new owners announced grand visions -- undergraduate and graduate degree programs, a hospital and trauma center, and $3.5 million worth of upgrades within a year. Eleven months later, little more has happened. It's not known when or if Vinayaka Missions America University will move ahead with its higher-education plan, which would have to go before the Maryland Higher Education Commission for approval.
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