TROY — The costs for higher education continue to rise and finding a way to pay for college can be a barrier for young adults who hope to earn advanced degrees. Thanks to a new program offered by Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, and Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, earning a college degree just became a bit easier. Troy Rotary Club hosted Edison Community College president, Dr. Doreen Larson, at their June 7 meeting to learn more about this new partnership between the schools.
Called the “Partnership for Academic Student Services (PASS),” this new program allows students to move seamlessly from earning an Associate’s degree at Edison to a Bachelor’s degree at Wright State, saving tuition costs as a result. The schools offer shared tuition commitment, seamless curricula and consistent teaching/learning experiences. In addition, the PASS program includes dual benefits of belonging to both the Edison and Wright State campuses, dual identification cards, access to activities and opportunities at both schools along with other benefits. Students at the Edison Greenville campus may live in the Wright State Lake County dormitories if they participate in PASS as well. The ultimate goal is to bolster students to help them see that having a college degree will lead them to higher paying jobs and better quality of life. To learn more about PASS, visit https://www.edisonohio.edu/News/2016/March-2016/PASS-Program-Launched-with-Wright-State-University/.
Troy Rotarians, and the Troy Rotary Foundation, support several community projects annually. In 2014-15, more than $16,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including the annual Shoe Project, Troy After Prom and support for summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. Club members are always looking for new topics to share at weekly meetings. If you are interested in presenting your business or organization, please visit the Troy Rotary Web site at www.troyohiorotary.org and submit your information in the “Contact Us” section. Troy Rotary is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. You can follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.