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Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.

AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Ashland University Columbus Center Receives Neighborhood Partnership Grant

Ashland University Columbus Center Receives Neighborhood Partnership Grant

Ashland University’s Columbus Center, in partnership with Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus and Life Skills North, received a $4,000 Neighborhood Partnership Grant. The Neighborhood Partnership Grants Program is made possible through the generous support of the City of Columbus Department of Development, PNC, the Columbus Foundation and United Way of Central Ohio.

The grant project paid for the painting of colorful stencils on the playground areas of two parking lots – one located on the northeast auxiliary parking lot of Ashland University and the other the north parking lot of Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus, immediately adjacent to a small playground.

Ashland University Posts 2017 Electronic Christmas Card

Ashland University Posts 2017 Electronic Christmas Card

Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit each year thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001.

Each year, Ashland University releases a new holiday ecard to all of its students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the larger community around the world. This year’s card was posted on the AU website and YouTube on Dec. 1.

Ashland University Online Program Ranks as One of the Best in U.S.

Ashland University Online Program Ranks as One of the Best in U.S.

Ashland University's Online Associate’s in Business Administration degree program has been named by Best College Reviews as one of the top online associate’s degree programs in business in the country.

This Best College Reviews ranking was compiled using data from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information gleaned from each institution’s website. The methodology used to determine the rankings is based on tuition, customization options within the degree program, both in content and format, and an overall "wow" factor, which highlights each program’s unique offerings and sets it apart from the pack.

Deborah Liebert Karl Donates $1 Million to Establish Military Veterans Resource Center at Ashland University

Deborah Liebert Karl Donates $1 Million to Establish Military Veterans Resource Center at Ashland University

Ashland University alumna and Columbus, Ohio, resident Deborah Liebert Karl has made a $1 million gift to Ashland University to fund a Military Veterans Resource Center on campus.

Liebert Karl, who is an AU trustee, said she made the gift in honor and memory of her father, Jack W. Liebert. He served in the Navy during World War II and enlisted in the Korean War.

AU Correctional Programs Hold First Ever Graduation in Louisiana

AU Correctional Programs Hold First Ever Graduation in Louisiana

The Ashland University Correctional Programs held its first ever graduation in Louisiana for the online Associate of Arts Degree Program at the Louisiana Transition Center for Women (LTCW) in Madison Parish.

LTCW was the first pilot site for the AU Correctional Programs in the state of Louisiana and it first offered courses to students starting with the spring semester of 2016. Under the leadership of the Ashland University Site Director Lynn Lewis, LTCW continues to be one of AU’s strongest sites.

AU Signs Corporate Agreement with Louisiana Department of Corrections and Public Safety

Ashland University has signed its latest Corporate Partners Agreement with officials from the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Public Safety. The Louisiana department, which is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., has more than 6,000 employees.

“AU’s prison program is currently serving more than 400 incarcerated students in Louisiana and this agreement will provide us with the opportunity to also serve the correctional officers in Louisiana,” said Dr. Todd Marshall, associate provost at Ashland University. “We are very pleased to finalize this educational relationship with them.”

‘Recovering Hope in Ashland County’ Event Set for Oct. 24

‘Recovering Hope in Ashland County’ Event Set for Oct. 24

On Aug. 3, 2017, Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office held a roundtable discussion regarding the role of faith communities and the opioid crisis. As a result of this meeting, an event titled, “Recovering Hope in Ashland County - A Faith Based Approach to the Opioid Crisis,” has been scheduled in Ashland to further address this topic.

“Churches and other faith-based organizations are traditionally places of refuge, where individuals and families battered by addiction should be able to find comfort, support and counsel without stigma or judgment,” said DeWine. “My office is pleased to work with Ashland University and other area faith leaders to help the faith-based community learn about substance abuse and addiction. The goal is that those attending this conference will collaborate with other faith-based community agencies and other community partners to serve those who are affected and to bring hope and healing to those struggling with addiction.”

Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

Ashland University Sets New Policy for College Credit Plus

Ashland University has instituted a scholarship program in which high school students who take College Credit Plus classes at AU will be reimbursed for course fees if they attend AU following graduation from high school.

“We believe strongly in the College Credit Plus Program and what it can do for all types of high school students,” said Dr. Gene Linton, dean of the Founders School. “And we believe this new policy creates even more incentive for high school students to take classes at a prestigious private university.”

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