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Cabrini College joins MCCC’s University Center to offer advanced degrees in Leadership

President at Cabrini Signing

Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center welcomes Cabrini College to its partnership of higher education institutions. Cabrini will offer Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Leadership at MCCC’s University Center in Blue Bell. From left:  MCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Vicki Bastecki-Perez, MCCC Interim President Dr. James Linksz and Cabrini President Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D. Photo by Sandi Yanisko


March 9, 2016, Blue Bell, Pa.Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center welcomes Cabrini College to its partnership of higher education institutions to expand its advanced-degree opportunities for students and the community.

Through the partnership, Cabrini will offer a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Leadership at MCCC’s University Center in Blue Bell. The programs provide students the opportunity to elevate their leadership skills to motivate a diverse workforce, develop ethical analytical skills to uphold organizational integrity, and create leadership strategies through evidence-based and data-driven decision making.

“Our goal is to help motivated students have access to quality programs that advance their careers and academic interests,” said Cabrini President Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D. “This new partnership with Montgomery County Community College provides students the opportunity to earn a degree at a location and in a format that works for them—so that they can focus on success.”

MCCC’s University Center offers programs that are specifically designed for working adults. Cabrini joins four existing University Center partners: Albright College, Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata University and Temple University. Now with the addition of Cabrini College, students can choose from eight bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and two graduate certificate programs.

“The University Center creates vital pathways by which our students, faculty, staff and the community at large can conveniently pursue advanced degrees from our exceptional partner colleges and universities,” said MCCC Interim President Dr. James Linksz. “Through this new partnership with Cabrini College, we are pleased to offer these advanced Leadership degrees.”

Many of MCCC’s graduates choose to continue their education at the University Center. Cabrini’s Bachelor of Arts in Leadership provides a direct pathway for students who are enrolled in MCCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Management degree program, which includes a new Organizational Leadership certificate and concentration available starting this fall 2016 semester. Also starting in the fall of 2016, MCCC will offer a new Professional Leadership Certificate of Completion grounded in problem solving, analytical, and leadership competencies to support training needs of area workforce partners.

The Leadership curriculum supports adult learners earning their bachelor’s degree which is needed for a variety of career purposes such as career change, promotion, and leadership opportunities. The program focuses on practical skills needed by working adults in a variety of industries. Other opportunities exist for students to earn up to 12 credits for relevant work, military, or volunteer experience through prior learning assessment (PLA).

The Leadership programs of both MCCC and Cabrini have been designed to support adult learners by including 9-12 credits for PLA within the respective programs.

Group at Cabrini Signing

MCCC’s University Center includes Albright College, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata University and Temple University. With Cabrini, students can choose from eight bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and two graduate certificate programs. Standing from left: Catherine Kushnerick, Chestnut Hill College Off-Site Coordinator; Kelly Trahan, MCCC University Center Lead; and Mark Hammons, Immaculata University Associate Director of Special Programs. Seated from left: Ronald Brand, MCCC Interim Vice President Finance & Administration; Vicki Bastecki-Perez, MCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost; Dr. James Linksz, MCCC Interim President; Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., Cabrini College President; Dr. Jeffrey Gingerich, Cabrini Provost; and Dr. Marguerite Weber, Cabrini Vice President of Adult and Professional Programs. Photo by Sandi Yanisko

 

About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.

Cabrini enrolls about 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations.