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Union University Hendersonville offers new bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership

JACKSON, Tenn.May 10, 2010 – Union University Hendersonville will expand its degree offerings to include a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership beginning in August.

Hendersonville Mayor Scott Foster joined leaders from Union University to make the formal announcement on May 10 at Hendersonville’s City Hall.

The BSOL degree is designed for non-traditional, adult students and is part of the new continuing studies program at the Hendersonville campus. The degree offers four areas of concentration: organizational management, project management, health management and church leadership.

“This program is offered in a distinctive way that will be faithful to Union’s commitments to provide educational opportunities characterized by Christ-centered excellence,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “We pray that it will serve well the Hendersonville community.”

The degree uses a cohort approach, which means students will begin the program in groups, and will take all courses with the same group of students. Classes are held one evening a week and students may complete their degree in as little as 18 months.

“This program is ideal for adults who want to complete their bachelor’s degree, but can’t put their lives on hold to continue their education,” said Renee’ Dauer, director of continuing studies at Union University Hendersonville.

“There are many different reasons that students enroll in our program,” Dauer said. “For some, a bachelor’s degree may open up new career opportunity. For others, it may make them more competitive for a promotion or pay increase. But for many, this program allows adults to fulfill their life-long dream of earning a college degree from a top-tier university.”

Union University Hendersonville is currently enrolling students for the fall 2010 cohort. Classes will begin in August and will be taught in classrooms at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.

For more information about the BSOL degree, call (615) 447-1314.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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