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Northeastern State University helps working adults complete degrees

(Muskogee, Oklahoma) – Northeastern State University is joining with universities around Oklahoma in its efforts to help working adults finish the requirements for a bachelor’s degree through the Reach Higher program.

Reach Higher is a flexible program that provides adult students the opportunity to work full-time, have a family and complete a degree online. The curriculum is specifically designed to help working adults succeed in the workplace.

“Without this flexible and affordable option, many adult students would not be able to realize this lifelong dream of completing a bachelor's degree,” said Michelle Farris, Reach Higher program advisor.

In May, senior Shawna Glass will complete a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership through Reach Higher at NSU.

“I'm a single mother in my mid-30s, so I have to work during the day and be there for my kids and their busy schedules in the evenings. Traditional school was no longer an option for me,” she said. “The Reach Higher program has allowed me to still take care of my daily obligations while completing my degree online.

“My experience with the Reach Higher program has been a blessing. While it hasn't always been easy (there is real work involved), I have been able to reach my goal of completing my bachelor’s degree while still being able to work and take care of my children.”

Students who are at least 21 years old, have completed at least 72 hours of college credits or have an approved associate degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and who have completed general education requirements can earn a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.

For more information, visit or contact Michelle Farris at 918-444-5034.

Published: 3/30/2018 1:01:53 PM

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