AUGUST 29, 2008

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Rose State College Program Receives National Award

The Rose State College Employee and Supervisors’ Training Programs has earned a national award as the 2008 Distinguished Credit Program Award. The award is given annually by the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

The programs were developed in 2002 to address impending retirements at Tinker Air Force Base. The Employee Leadership Program provides training for Tinker employees who have the desire to move into supervisory positions. The Supervisors’ Training Program provides training for current Tinker supervisors. The programs incorporate college credit classes which can be applied to a Business Associate in Science, Business Administration Associate in Applied Science or a Liberal Studies Associate in Arts. To date, approximately 1700 Tinker AFB employees have taken advantage of the training.

“This is the truest from of partnership between business and industry and higher education. Rose State College faculty and staff have worked hand in hand with those of Tinker Air Force Base to provide a unique program to the employees of Tinker Air Force Base. As always, we look forward to continuing this positive relationship with Tinker AFB.” Dr. Frances Hendrix, vice president of Academic Affairs said.

The Association for Continuing Higher Education will formally recognize Rose State College in November at a national conference in Nashville. The association was founded in 1939 and serves continuing education programs across the country. It provides professional development and networking programs for administrators and faculty members.
For more information about the RSC Employee and Supervisors’ Training Programs call the Rose State College Training Center at 733-7488..