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NSU recognized for emergency management, MCAT test prep programs

Accepting noncredit award for the MCAT Test Prep program are Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nathan Green, Program Coordinator Dr. Robin Plumb, and College of Extended Learning Dean Dr. Eloy Chavez.
Accepting the credit award for the Certificate of Emergency Management and Planning Certificate Program are College of Extended Learning Dean Dr. Eloy Chavez, Criminal Justice Professor Dr. John Clark, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice James Hall, Program Coordinator Dr. Robin Plumb, College of Graduate Studies Dean Dr. Cari Keller, and University Representative Steven English.

(Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) - Northeastern State University was presented with two exceptional program awards by the Association for Continuing Higher Education Great Plains Region on March 9.

NSU was recognized for its Certificate of Emergency Management and Planning certificate program in the credit category and for its MCAT Test Prep program in the noncredit category.

The Certificate of Emergency Management and Planning certificate program for undergraduate credit is the first of its kind in Oklahoma, said Eloy Chavez, dean of the NSU College of Extended Learning. The program, which can be part of NSU’s criminal justice degree program, prepares emergency managers for a variety of situations. Federal officials have recommended there be a college-credit emergency management program in every state. There is general consensus the field is evolving into a professional area requiring advanced education.

The MCAT Test Prep program was created in collaboration with three other universities: Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa and Rogers State University. The course includes seven sessions covering Critical Analysis and Reasoning, Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Psychology and Sociology. Professors from various universities teach the different session topics and work with the students. 

These awards are a positive reflection of NSU, said Chavez.

"These two awards are great because they recognize NSU as a full service institution that not only offers quality for credit academic programs but also non-credit continuing education programs."

For more information, please contact the NSU College of Extended Learning at 918-449-6527.

Published: 3/30/2018 4:25:32 PM

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