Celebrating a Decade of Service in Poplar Bluff

William Woods University is celebrating a decade of service to working adults in Missouri with a reception April 11 at the Black River Coliseum, 301 South Fifth Street.

The Poplar Bluff area community is invited; students and alumni of the WWU Graduate & Adult Studies program are particularly encouraged to attend. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

Adult education programs have become increasingly popular in recent years as an ever-growing number of working adults seek to attain professional and personal growth.

Expanding its mission to address the need for adult-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs in mid-Missouri, William Woods University established its Graduate & Adult Studies outreach division in 1992.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the university’s service to working adults. Today WWU serves more than 1,200 students in a variety of degree programs at convenient locations in more than 20 Missouri communities, with permanent facilities in Columbia, Jefferson City and Fulton.

G&AS programs at William Woods make it possible to pursue a degree while remaining employed full time. Utilizing a model of accelerated learning, programs are structured so that a degree can be completed in as few as 18 months. A signature characteristic of the WWU experience is the interactive learning process of the study group through which students share their varied experiences.

William Woods is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs include the master of business administration (management, accounting and health management), master of education (administration and curriculum and instruction), bachelor of science in management, bachelor of science in computer and information management, associate of arts in liberal studies and courses in general education.

“William Woods University is a leader when it comes to designing quality programs for nontraditional adult students. Everything we do here at WWU in our Graduate & Adult Studies program is specifically designed to help adults succeed in reaching their goals as efficiently as possible,” Betty R. Tutt, associate provost, said.

To learn more about G&AS programs, see the university’s website: www.williamwoods.edu or contact WWU by e-mail: cgas@williamwoods.edu, by fax: (573) 592-1164 or by phone: 1-800-995-3199.