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NSU recognized for outstanding services to underserved populations

College of Extended Learning Dean Eloy Chavez, right, and Instructor Mark Tozzio pose with the ACHE Award for Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations. The award recognizes the Healthcare Administration Certificate Program which uses an online format to make U.S. certification a possibility for international health professionals.

(Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) - The Northeastern State University College of Extended Learning has been presented with the 2018 Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education.

The award recognizes the Healthcare Administration Certificate Program which uses an online format to make U.S. certification a possibility for international health professionals.

Students of the certificate program include healthcare professionals in Somaliland, Puntland, Kenya and the Cayman Islands.

Program instructor Mark Tozzio said the award recognizes several years of online education initiatives with developing nations in East Africa and the Caribbean Islands.

“Our success in partnering with health organizations thousands of miles from Broken Arrow is based on close relationships with international individuals committed to bringing NSU's Learning Management Systems to busy professionals in their local context and convenient settings via the Internet,” Tozzio said. “Based on special local circumstances and economic realities, we have adapted the teaching delivery methods and costs to these learners in order to make them more relevant and affordable to distant underserved communities — expanding the university's reach far beyond Oklahoma's borders.”

Published: 12/11/2018 4:55:32 PM

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