We're All About the Finish - CityU students finish at twice the national rate

The national McClatchy newspaper company recently featured City University of Seattle in an education story about adults looking to earn credit for their life and work experience.

McClatchy owns Washington state’s Tacoma News Tribune, Bellingham Herald, Olympian and Tri-City Herald newspapers along with larger national dailies, such as the Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald and Kansas City Star.

Specifically, the news story discussed CityU of Seattle’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, which allows students to prepare online porfolios of their job skills so they may receive credit for relevant classes. CityU’s Corrine Holden manages the PLA program.

Earlier this month, education reporter Jon Marcus of Boston, Mass. visited the CityU Bellevue site to interview Holden, President Lee Gorsuch, Vice President of Student Services Melissa Mecham as well as students Leah Schedin and Mark Ball.

In his story, Marcus reports on Schedin and Ball’s experiences in the program as it relates to a new nationwide campaign to encourage adults to earn their higher education degrees through PLA programs.

Marcus told the CityU Communications Department recently that he chose CityU because of its not-for-profit status, and in the story, he mentions that CityU is “at the vanguard of a movement catering to the growing numbers of adult learners and military veterans” looking to change their lives.

A big thank you to President Gorsuch, Melissa Mecham, Corrine Holden and our students Leah and Mark for participating in this important story. Please share this article with your family and friends as well as in your social media circles.

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