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April 21, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU to host ‘Return to Learn’ open house April 25

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University will host a “Return to Learn” open house Tuesday, April 25, 3-7 p.m., in McKenny Union’s Guild Hall.

EMU’s “Return to Learn” program focuses on students who began their education, but did not complete a degree.

“There are a lot of students who begin an education and then go a different direction because life intervenes,” said Lynette Findley, executive director of strategic enrollment outreach at EMU. “This is a great opportunity for them to not only get answers to their questions about what it will take to complete the degree they want, but to do everything they need to enroll in that program.”

“Since we began our program in November, we have had a tremendous response,” said Findley. More than 300 students have shown interest in the program and/or enrolled at EMU, according to Findley.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced the “Return to Learn” initiative at the beginning of November 2005 as an effort to double the number of college graduates in the state. Michigan is currently above the national average for percentage of adults having some college credit, but no degree. Granholm said that getting these people back in the classroom is vital to Michigan’s economic growth and public prosperity, because states with the highest number of college graduates also are the states with the strongest economies and the lowest unemployment rates.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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