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college from internal resources, of Arts extended campus an excellent opportunity for rural responsible citizenry, and most the Sisters of Loretto transferred program at Fort Sheridan in students to obtain a Master importantly, for life. ownership of the school to a lay Chicago. degree without driving to Kansas Since 1875 Park University board of directors in 1967. City. Access to Whiteman Air has provided a strong, innovativeExpanding its outreach, the Force Base to attend class is In 1966, the college offered university now offers programs to liberal arts education to students permitted for students who do courses outside St. Louis in the students at 68 sites in the United from all walks of life, who with not have base privileges. Kansas City area for the first States, including 22 metropolitan their wide-ranging career time. In 1973, Webster campuses, 15 corporate sites The education center provides interests and personal goals, established its Master of Arts and 31 military locations. classrooms, and the base library make Park University a vibrant, program. Modeled after the In 1991, Webster University is an excellent facility for diverse learning community. It Master of Arts in Teaching conducting the needed research enrolled women from the program, it was designed to of a graduate student. The library beginning and more womenbegan offering graduate classes meet the needs of working is equipped with access to the than men made up the firstat the education center on professionals in management Passport Library computer graduating class in 1879. Today,Whiteman Air Force Base near and service-related fields. systems, providing access to a it boasts one of the nation’sKnob Noster. Students represent a variety of area employers such database of reference materials. highest graduation rates for The format of intensive as active duty and retired military, For more information, visit www. Hispanic, African-American and nine-week courses, the government employees and webster.edu. Native American students. scheduling of classes for the contractors, and civilian convenience of working managers and executives from PARK UNIVERSITY Park University prides itself in individuals, and the use of the surrounding communities. In Park University is a its long-standing partnership practicing professionals as order to meet students’ needs, comprehensive, independent with the U.S. military and is instructors answered the Webster began offering Master institution with a full range of recognized as one of the largest educational needs of adult degrees in management, human undergraduate and graduate providers of online learners – a group not widely resources development, and degree programs. Founded in undergraduate education to the represented on college a Master of Business 1875 in Parkville, Missouri, Park armed forces. Park’s close campuses at that time. Administration. attained university status in partnership with the military dates back nearly a century. In In 1974, attracted by Webster’s All classes are held on base 2000 and now serves more than World War II, Park hosted response to adult learners, the on weeknights and weekends. 24,000 students annually at 40 several units of the Navy V-12 Department of Defense invited Because of its location 70 miles campus centers and online. program and graduated Webster to open its first Master east of Kansas City, it provides Campuses are located in 835 midshipmen. Parkville, Kansas City and Independence, Missouri; Austin, Park Distance Learning was Texas; and on military begun in the 1970s especially for installations across the country. students on military installations. In 1996, it became one of the first Park University is accredited providers of online classes for the by the North Central U.S. military worldwide. Today, Association of Colleges and 61 percent of its students are Schools and dedicates itself to active duty, retired military, affordability, innovation and military dependents and quality. The mission of Park U.S. Department of Defense University, an entrepreneurial personnel. institution of learning, is to provide access to academic Park University has been excellence that prepares named one of the Top 20 learners to think critically, Military-Friendly Colleges and communicate effectively and Universities by Military engage in lifelong learning while Advanced Education. It also serving a global community. was one of 20 higher education institutions, the only in the From left to right: Douglas Anderson, MD; Curt Dyer, MD; Angela Phelps, MD; David Glover, MD; Brent Hoke, DO Degrees are available in Midwest, to receive a Successtraditional academic areas as Board certified Family Physicians serving well as in new, cutting-edge for Veterans Award Grant from your family from birth to senior adult. specialties such as computer the American Council on Education and the Walmart Our services include and network security, criminal Foundation. G.I. Jobs magazine ■ Sports Medicine ■ Obesity Medicine ■ On-site laboratory and x-ray justice and health care has also recognized it in its list management. As one of the OPEN APPOINTMENTS DAILY oldest and most innovative of top Military Friendly Schools. CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE, INC. liberal arts universities in the For further information, 407 E. Russell, Bldg. C • Warrensburg, MO 64093 Midwest, the university is contact Park University’s 660-747-5114 liberal arts mission of preparing Campus Center atWhiteman Air Force Basestrongly committed to a classic www.centralfamilymedicine.org for civic engagement, for www.park.edu.(660) 563-2846 or visitstudents for global professions, 10


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