EXCEL program pursues location in Wabash

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2007-03-23
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University is actively pursuing a site in Wabash for its EXCEL Program for Adults.

“Huntington University hopes to become a part of the Wabash community,” Perry Collins, director of the EXCEL Program, said. “We recognize that this is a growing community, and there is a need for adults to be able to complete a four-year degree while maintaining their employment.”

Huntington University currently offers EXCEL courses in Huntington and Columbia City. The main campus began the program in 1993, and EXCEL opened its doors in Columbia City in the fall of 2005.

“We will approach the Wabash site in the way we approached Columbia City: looking for a location, advertising, and making our presence known at fairs and with community leaders and service clubs,” said Dr. Steve Holtrop, associate dean for graduate and adult studies.

The EXCEL program has grown from an initial enrollment of 15 students in 1993 to a current enrollment of 145. EXCEL offers five programs: bachelor’s degrees in business administration, accounting, human resource management and organizational leadership as well as an associate degree in organizational management.

For more information about the Huntington University EXCEL program, contact the EXCEL office at (260) 359-4162 or (800) 600-4888, or visit www.huntington.edu/excel. The EXCEL program offers classes geared specifically toward working adults.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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