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UW and WWCC Officials to Explain Educational Opportunities in Star Valley


September 17, 2012 — University of Wyoming and Western Wyoming Community College representatives will explain higher education opportunities offered in Star Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Star Valley Community Complex in Etna.

Representatives from both institutions want to learn more about the educational interests of Star Valley residents, and encourage residents to share their questions and comments during the meeting.

The discussion will focus on how residents can earn certificates, two-year associate’s degrees, four-year bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees through outreach programs available in Star Valley. It will include information about course delivery methods that will allow learners in Star Valley to obtain their college and university degrees without leaving the area.

“Modern technologies allow the delivery of excellent higher education learning opportunities to even the most rural of Wyoming’s communities,” says Maggi Murdock, UW associate provost and dean of the Outreach School. “These distance delivery methods are based on the understanding that ongoing interactions between faculty and students and, among students themselves, are essential to an effective college and university education.”

WWCC President Karla Leach adds, “Whether learners are working toward a degree or simply taking a class that might interest them, opportunities are close at hand through the programs WWCC and UW can make available in the Valley.”

Some of the groups who could benefit most are dual-enrollment high school students; high school graduates working toward degrees; adults wanting to finish a degree program started sometime in their past; continuing education for people in the workplace; or anyone in the community wanting to take a course because it sounds interesting.

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