JACKSON, Tenn. – June 3, 2014 – Impact 360 is offering a new opportunity for students enrolled in Union University’s online Master of Christian Studies program to get practical experience working with undergraduate students while they complete their studies.
Based in Pine Mountain, Ga., Impact 360 is an academic “gap year” experience for students transitioning from high school to college, with the mission of equipping them to become Christ-centered servant leaders. The new partnership will provide graduate students with an opportunity to mentor and teach undergraduate students in Impact 360’s undergraduate program through paid campus assistantships in either residence life or academics.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to not only get a top-notch education through Union, but for them to be around the people at Impact 360 who are committed to leadership development,” said Gene Fant, Union’s former executive vice president for academic administration.
John Basie, director of Impact 360 Masters, said the two-year, 33-hour MCS is ideal for graduate students who want to prepare for careers in higher education, student life and student campus ministry, or who want to do further graduate study.
Students who take advantage of the Union-Impact 360 partnership will have opportunities for weekly coaching with business leaders, educators and certified leadership coaches, Basie said.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.
A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are canceled.
The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.