|U of M Jackson Center Wins Award for Master's Program
For release: April 10, 2007
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The University of Memphis’ Master's of Arts in Liberal Studies – Strategic Leadership degree has received the Distinguished Program Award for credit programming at the Association for Continuing Higher Education Region VII Conference in Athens, Ga. The U of M has offered this program for five years.
The Strategic Leadership degree is an accelerated graduate degree that is designed for busy adults who are in leadership or management roles. Students attend class one night per week and meet four weekends during the semester; they can complete the degree in 15 months. The program does not require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test), and all of the classes are offered on the Jackson State Community College Campus.
“The strategic leadership emphasis for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies has proven to be a huge success in Jackson,” said Dr. Dan Lattimore, vice provost for extended programs. “I’ve taught a graduate public relations course in the program each spring since it began and have always found the students to be motivated, focused, and top professionals in the Jackson area. The accelerated format of the program allows working professionals to concentrate on a course at a time but still be able to take up to three courses a semester. It’s an outstanding program, and I appreciate Jean Ashmore’s foresight to develop the program – and her dedication in implementing it.”
Ashmore is director of the Jackson Center.
Details about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies – Strategic Leadership degree are available by phone at 731/427-4725 or online at http://jackson.memphis.edu
The Jackson Center of the University of Memphis offers eight undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees. Classes are now being scheduled in Savannah and Humboldt, in addition to Dyersburg and Jackson.
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