5/1/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo on Friday signed a Corporate Partners Agreement with two officials from Avita Health System -- Jerome Morasko, chief executive officer, and Kim Winkle, vice president of Corporate Relations and Operational Support.
Avita Health System is the fifth local business or organization that has signed a Corporate Partner agreement with Ashland University this academic year.
“Our Corporate Partners Program offers the employees of for-profit and non-profit organizations opportunities and access to our degree programs at discounted rates,” Campo said. “Corporate Partner employees, spouses and dependents are eligible to receive the Corporate Partners Tuition Scholarship, giving greater access to our nationally ranked and fully accredited degree programs.”
The Corporate Partner agreement with Avita Health System calls for:
• a $1,000 scholarship per academic year for qualified Avita Health System employees, their spouses and dependent children while pursuing an undergraduate degree. This scholarship is in addition to all other financial aid.
• a 10 percent tuition discount for qualified Avita Health System employees, their spouses and dependent children in the form of a scholarship on any undergraduate course when not billed the full-time comprehensive rate for undergraduate tuition and a 10 percent tuition discount for Avita Health System employees and their spouse for any graduate course.
“The launch of the Corporate Connections Program is yet another example of the many great things that are happening at Ashland University,” Campo said. “The program is tailored to allow Ashland University to enhance employees’ performance and their success in the workplace by providing career advancement skills and valuable training opportunities. In addition, it ensures that Ashland University stays connected to the business entities and help fuel our local and regional economy.”
The new Corporate Connections program also is designed to foster strategic ties between the university and businesses and organizations at the state, national and international level. He said the University has developed a “Wall of Fame,” which displays each of the organizations partnering with AU in the Corporate Connections program.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###