ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – On Thursday, February 9 leaders from North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWU) and Nash County Emergency Services (NCES) met on the University’s campus to sign a partnership agreement offering educational opportunities to employees of NCES. The alliance allows employees and their immediate families to develop practical skills they can apply to their careers through certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs at NCWU.
“Much like our local law enforcement agencies, employees of Nash County Emergency Services play a vital role in our community,” stated Michael Drew, VP of Enrollment. “We’re honored to be able to assist these employees and their families in attaining their educational goals through a personal approach to learning.”
As the only certificate-awarding University in Nash County, Wesleyan offers a one-time, $250 University Award of enrollment in certificate classes to each NCES employee and their immediate family member(s). This one-time award is applied during their last semester of enrollment. North Carolina Wesleyan University has certificate programs in Executive Leadership, Healthcare Administration and Human Resource Management that can be completed in as little as 16 weeks.
For anyone interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, NCWU will offer a $1,000 University Award at the end of the first semester of enrollment in undergraduate classes. Additionally, a second award of $1,000 will be presented at the end of their last semester, for a total University Award amount of $2,000.
Employees enrolling in NC Wesleyan’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Criminal Justice (MSCJ) programs will receive a $500 University Award at the end of their first semester of enrollment in graduate classes. In addition, NCWU will award a second $500 at the end of their last semester, for a total University Award amount of $1,000.
The alliance mutually benefits both organizations, as NCES now has a new benefit offering for employees and NCWU receives an opportunity to promote these services. Nash County Emergency Services employees must remain employed with NCES in order for the employee and/or their immediate family member(s) to remain eligible for this award.
About North Carolina Wesleyan University
North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWU) is a small, private Methodist-affiliated institution with a liberal arts-based core curriculum that prepares students for professional advancement, life-long learning and responsible participation in their communities. NCWU offers liberal arts, professional and graduate degree programs for traditional, transfer and working-adult students. The skills cultivated by faculty and built into the curriculum include critical thinking and reflection, communication, collaboration, and information technology. North Carolina Wesleyan University delivers education that is personal, practical and purpose-driven. Personal…through mentoring and the connections that are provided. Practical…by helping students develop lifelong skills. Purpose-driven…by helping them fulfill their purpose in life. With students from all over the United States and more than 40 different countries, the University has immense cultural diversity. To learn more, visit ncwu.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram.