Monday, September 12, 2011

Union Hosts Second Brattleboro Higher Education Fair September 29

The Brattleboro Academic Center at VABEC
Fair will feature experts from eight regional colleges and universities

BRATTLEBORO – Union Institute & University, a private, non-profit university in Brattleboro, will host the second annual Brattleboro Area Higher Education Fair, Thursday, September 29th, from 5:30 -7 p.m. at VABEC on Old Guilford Road in Brattleboro. The free event is co-sponsored by the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and will feature representatives from eight Brattleboro-area colleges and universities including: Community College of Vermont, Marlboro College, SIT Graduate Institute, Greenfield Community College, Union Institute & University, Keene State College, Vermont Technical College, and River Valley Community College.

Attendees can learn about graduate degree programs in areas including: business, psychology, international education, sustainability, health care administration, education, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees are offered at several of the participating higher education institutions in a number of disciplines and delivery models. Michele Delhaye from VSAC will also be present to answer questions about financing education.

Key representatives will be on hand to answer questions about a number of important topics including graduate education, low-residency and online degree programs, study abroad, and choosing between a two-year specialized or community college.

The Higher Education Fair is ideal for students and parents, working adults looking to return to college, employees of local organizations, as well as faculty and staff from local schools who want to learn more about the colleges and universities located in the greater Brattleboro area, or who may be interested in an advanced degree. The event will feature light refreshments. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce “Skills for Success” scholarship.

For more information contact the Brattleboro Academic Center at, or at 802-257-9411.

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