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Grace College and Seminary’s 75th Anniversary to be Recognized Before Indiana State Senate

Friday, March 8th, 2013

On March 12, 2013, Senator Jim Banks will be presenting a resolution to the Indiana State Senate honoring Grace College and Seminary’s 75th year anniversary and achievements as an institution. The resolution will be read before the Indiana State Senate in Indianapolis, and representatives from Grace will have the privilege to attend the event at the capitol.

The resolution notes the history of Grace College and Seminary, as well as several of Grace’s achievements such as graduates of Grace’s accounting program receiving a ranking of 10th out of 793 institutions nationwide for the first-time pass rate on the Certified Public Accountant exam in 2012.

The resolution also highlights Grace’s recent implementation of more affordable education options for students. One of these options reduces cost by 25 percent through one of the nation’s first successful three-year accelerated degree programs. Another program being recognized is a $7,800 per year associate degree program for city youth now available in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

“We are honored that Grace College and Seminary’s 75th Anniversary will be recognized before the Indiana State Senate,” said Dr. Ronald Manahan, president of Grace College and Seminary. “I think it acknowledges the passion and hard work we have invested to give our students quality, affordable options for their education. We are excited to continue innovating and addressing students’ needs.”

Indianapolis Star Cartoonist Speaks at Grace College Indianapolis

Friday, February 15th, 2013

On Tuesday, February 5, Grace College Indianapolis invited award-winning editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel to speak in the COM 110 Public Speaking class. Grace College Indianapolis is located on the north side of Indianapolis close to I-465.

Varvel gave an interactive lecture about communicating an idea succinctly, inviting students to help him brainstorm for a cartoon utilizing the key ideas from his talk. He then drew a cartoon on the spot from class input and actually used the idea for his Wednesday, February 6 cartoon in the Indianapolis Star.

“My larger purpose in bringing in Gary to speak to the students was to allow them to see a committed Christian practicing his craft with excellence within a secular environment,” said John Crane, communications professor at Grace College Indianapolis.  “The intention was to help the students learn how to thoughtfully engage their respective spheres of influence with the Christian worldview, no matter what their eventual vocation may be.”

“I found it timely that Gary’s artistry while with our class as shown in his syndicated cartoon captured one of the real strengths of the Weber program. Namely, providing a venue that offers a sound educational experience for a fraction of the typical tuition cost. His cartoon embodied one of the fundamental reasons why the Weber program exists.”

Varvel’s cartoons have appeared on CNN, FOX News and in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, USA Today, World magazine and several other distinguished publications. He is the 2010 recipient of the Rueben Award and the 2011 National Headliners Award. He is currently the editorial cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star and one of only 50 full-time cartoonists in US.

The cartoon inspired by the class can be found here: http://blogs.indystar.com/varvelblog/2013/02/05/college-debt/

Grace College Fort Wayne Hosts Financial Aid Seminar on January 22

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Grace College Fort Wayne invites families of high school juniors and seniors to attend a Financial Aid Seminar on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  The event will be an informational meeting for students and parents to learn more about the college application process and how to make use of available financial aid, regardless of what colleges they may be considering. Refreshments will also be available for all who attend.

“We are hoping to make parents aware of what is available and answer questions they may not even know to ask,” said Susan Fenker of Grace College Fort Wayne. A Financial Aid Counselor and Admissions Counselor from Grace College, and a 21st Century Scholar Outreach Coordinator will be present to give info and answer questions.

Grace College Fort Wayne is located at 1027 W. Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne 46807 (former Taylor University Fort Wayne campus, now called The Summit). For more details about the event and to RSVP go to www.grace.edu/visitftwayne or call Susan Fenker at 260-469-4070 or 855-932-3739.

Innovation Yields Record-Breaking Enrollment at Grace College

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Grace College and Seminary kicks off its fall 2012 semester and 75th anniversary celebration with a record-breaking enrollment of 1,821 students thanks to nationally recognized program innovation and new academic offerings.

The record enrollment, propelled by 407 new students this fall, results from Grace College’s innovative, market-driven responses to a rapidly changing higher educational landscape increasingly shaped by concerns about college affordability and accessibility.

Recognizing that rising college costs are a significant burden and growing barrier to students, in 2011, Grace College launched an innovative three-year accelerated degree program for all 60 majors, allowing students to graduate sooner, save a year’s tuition and enter the workforce a year earlier.  The program also allows students to benefit from free online summer courses.  National statistics indicate the average undergraduate spends five years completing a bachelor’s degree.

Grace College is one of the few public or private universities nationally – to offer a three-year degree program across its curriculum.  Grace’s program innovation has attracted the attention of Congress, state legislators and national media.

At a time when parents and students increasingly consider quality and affordability in their consideration of educational options, forty-nine percent of entering freshmen this year indicated an intent to pursue the three-year degree option.  In 2011, forty-eight percent of entering freshmen identified Grace’s three-year degree program as a significant factor in their college selection decision.

New online graduate and adult programs, along with the launch of additional educational sites in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, also contributed to Grace College’s significant enrollment growth.

A remarkable 85 percent retention rate of students from their freshman to sophomore year also has positively impacted student enrollment at Grace College. This figure considerably exceeds the 70 percent national average for schools similar to Grace.  Grace officials attribute the impressive retention rates to Grace’s three-year degree program and the stellar student support services offered.

“Grace College is committed to continued program innovation and educational leadership to keep a high quality, faith-based education accessible and affordable for all families,” said Grace College Provost Dr. William Katip.  “We are pleased to see the increased number of students, including those attending our new sites in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, who are directly benefiting from our aggressive attempts to adapt educational models and address escalating costs to better serve savvy educational consumers seeking better higher educational options.”

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College offers traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and a highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have regularly named Grace as one of America’s Best Colleges and a “Best Midwestern College” respectively. The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

September 20, October 24, November 5, December 4 – Fall 2012 Indianapolis Open Houses

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Join us at the Weber School Fort Wayne location on September 20, November 5, December 4.

Find out more about The Weber School and what it offers your student and your family. You will have the opportunity to meet The Weber School staff, learn more about the school, tour the location, and have an individual Q&A time.

  • Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 24, 10am-12pm
  • Monday, November 5, 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, December 4, 10am-12pm

Let us know which Visit Day you’d like to attend! <<register here>>

The Weber School in Indianapolis  is located at 9302 N. Meridian St., Suite 251.

For more information call the Indianapolis Associate Site Director, Roger Krynock, at  317-697-7843.

Grace College President Ronald Manahan Addresses Congressional Subcommittee

Monday, July 16th, 2012

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Grace College and Theological Seminary President Dr. Ronald Manahan testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training at a hearing entitled, “Keeping College within Reach:  Discussing Ways Institutions Can Streamline Costs and Reduce Tuition” at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

 

Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx had invited Manahan to represent Grace College at the hearing because of Grace’s innovative 3-year accelerated degree program, which is available for each of Grace’s more than 50 majors.

 

Manahan was given five minutes to present his oral testimony; he also submitted a longer written statement, which is included in the hearing record. Members of the Committee had five minutes each to ask questions of the witnesses and to comment on the testimonies.

 

Manahan was excited about the invitation’s implications for Grace College.  “It’s a great honor for Grace College to be recognized for something we’ve put so much time and effort into – using innovative approaches to address the escalating costs of higher education,” Manahan said.

 

Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman praised Grace College for its initiative to find solutions.  “We, as Hoosiers, are constantly innovating, finding ways to lower costs and increase opportunities. It was great to have Grace College recognized as a leader in higher education. I’m glad when Hoosiers take bold perspectives to DC. Dr. Manahan and Grace College are doing great work for our community and offering a model for the rest of the country,” Stutzman said.

 

In his oral testimony, Manahan explained how Grace College has addressed the increasing cost of higher education.  In an effort to reduce cost, the school has systematically evaluated every academic program, reviewed institutional operations, explored innovations (which include the new three-year degree program, the Weber school, and Grace’s “placement promise” to graduates), and created collaborations and partnerships with other institutions.  These efforts are in line with Manahan’s closing statement that, “…higher education must be vigilant in controlling cost, ensuring access, and increasing employability.”

 

June 28, July 11, August 2 – Summer 2012 Fort Wayne Open Houses

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Join us at the Weber School Fort Wayne location on June 28, July 11, or August 2.

Find out more about The Weber School and what it offers your student and your family.

• Thursday, June 28, 7-8:30 p.m. (additional information about Jump Start, financial aid, FAFSA, transcripts, and scholarships for homeschoolers will be presented at this Open House)

• Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Thursday, August 2, 7-8:30 p.m.

Let us know which Open House you’d like to attend! <<register here>>

The Weber School in Fort Wayne is located at The Summit at 1025 West Rudisill Blvd.

For more information call the Fort Wayne  Associate Site Director, Jennifer Woolever, at  260-469-4070.

 

Grace’s Weber School Invites Families to Informational Open House

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Grace College’s Weber School at Fort Wayne invites families to attend an Open House on Thursday, June 28, 7-8:30 p.m. The event is open to anyone interested in Weber, but will be geared specifically toward homeschoolers who want to know more about the college application process, home school transcripts, and the school’s Jump Start program (an opportunity for students to gain college credit while they are still in high school).

Similar Open Houses will occur on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, August 2, both at 7-8:30 p.m. These later dates will be aimed toward high school students in general.

Grace’s Weber School is an extension of the college that offers students an affordable associate degree that allows them to stay close to home, work and save, and earn a valuable degree that can continue on the Grace College main campus or transfer to the school of their choice. The Weber School provides all the essential elements of a Christian college experience.  Its inception was the result of a generous donation from Henry and (the late) Frances Weber who believed strongly in Grace’s mission to provide combined faith and learning experiences in as many locations as possible. Grace hopes that this innovative program will be successful and helpful for local families and students who desire education that is professional, affordable, and close-to-home.

To R.S.V.P. and for more information about the Open House event, please call (260) 469-4070 or email Jennifer at woolevjj@grace.edu.

If you are interested in knowing more about The Weber School—which is located at 1027 W. Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne 46807 (former Taylor University Fort Wayne campus, now called The Summit)—visit their Website at www.grace.edu/weber or email John French at  frenchjw@grace.edu.

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The Seminary is conservative, evangelical, and has a rich tradition of sound biblical education that prepares men and women for both local and global church ministry. All of the institution’s academic, residential, athletic, and social priorities are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. Grace College also offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees and an on-campus or online degree completion program. The newest initiative—Grace College Weber School—is a highly-affordable, easily-accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Grace has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.”  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

January 25, February 23, March 22, April 26, May 8 – Spring 2012 Indianapolis Visit Days

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Join us at the Weber School Indianapolis location on January 25, February 23, March 22, April 26, or May 8.

Find out more about The Weber School and what it offers your student and your family. You will have the opportunity to meet The Weber School staff, learn more about the school, tour the location, and have an individual Q&A time.

• Wednesday, January 25, 10am-12pm

• Thursday, February 23, 6-8pm

• Thursday, March 22, 10am-12pm

• Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm

• Tuesday, May 8, 10am-12pm

Morning Visits:

10-10:15am – Welcome

10:15-10:45am – Weber Presentation

10:45-11am – Tour

11am-12pm – Q&A/Individual Conferences

Evening Visits:

6-6:15pm – Welcome

6:15-6:45pm – Weber Presentation

6:45-7pm – Tour

7-8pm – Q&A/Individual Conferences

Let us know which Visit Day you’d like to attend! <<register here>>

The Weber School in Indianapolis  is located at 9302 N. Meridian St., Suite 251.

For more information call the Indianapolis Associate Site Director, Roger Krynock, at  317-697-7843.


January 24, February 20, March 1, April 12, May 2 – Spring 2012 Fort Wayne Visit Days

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Join us at the Weber School Fort Wayne location on January 24, February 20, March 1, April 12, or May 2.

Find out more about The Weber School and what it offers your student and your family. You will have the opportunity to meet The Weber School staff, learn more about the school, sit in on a class, and have an individual Q&A time.

• Tuesday, January 24, 8:45am-12pm

• Monday, February 20, 8:45am-12pm

• Thursday, March 1, 8:45am-12pm

• Thursday, April 12, 8:45am-12pm

• Wednesday, May 2, 8:45am-12pm

Schedule:

8:45-9:00am – Registration

9:00-9:30am – Welcome/What is The Weber School at Grace College?

9:30-10:00am – Sit in on a class

10:00-11:00am – Q&A/Individual Appointments

Let us know which Visit Day you’d like to attend! <<register here>>

The Weber School in Fort Wayne is located at The Summit at 1025 West Rudisill Blvd.

For more information call the Fort Wayne  Associate Site Director, Jennifer Woolever, at  260-469-4070.