BenU, Catholic Charities partner to provide more educational opportunities

April 6, 2017

Mesa, Arizona ~ Benedictine University has entered into an education alliance with Catholic Charities Community Services of Arizona to provide professional development opportunities in the workplace. The alliance will provide a partnership tuition rate on eligible programs at Benedictine’s School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education to Catholic Charities’ employees and their spouses.

Benedictine’s education alliances bring educational opportunities to students in the workplace in partnership with employees. These strategic partnerships include professional development and educational opportunities at three tiers of program offerings and partnership tuition rates.

Catholic Charities monitors the needs of central and northern Arizona communities and responds by providing life-changing services that help protect and nurture more than 100,000 area residents every year.

Benedictine looks for opportunities to partner with businesses and organizations to offer educational programs that will strengthen the workforce and contribute to personal success.

The University’s adult undergraduate and graduate programs help students become ethical decision-makers, articulate business writers and adept problem-solvers.

The School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education offers adult undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including business, education and health care, in northern and central Illinois and central Arizona. Offered in various formats, the programs promote communication and teamwork, and allow for a balance between work and life commitments and classes.

For more information about Benedictine’s programs in Arizona, please visit ben.edu/gradadult. For information on Benedictine’s strategic partnerships, contact Catherine Mayorga at (480) 878-7506.

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### Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine was named among “America’s Top Colleges” for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 by Forbes magazine. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (602) 888-5500, mesa@ben.edu or visit ben.edu/mesa.

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