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JULY 2, 2014

South Central Education Consortium to hold ribbon-cutting, open house

The South Central Education Consortium will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event on Thursday, July 17, at noon. The ceremony will be held at the Consortium's location at 908 Springfield Road in Willow Springs. The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The open house will continue through 7 p.m.

"It's taken a lot of hard work and commitment, but the Consortium is finally off the ground, and we want to celebrate that, and show off the Consortium to the community," said Scott Williamson, Three Rivers College's Director at the Consortium. "We're ready for our first full academic year at the Consortium, and we've already graduated our first crop of CNA and Fire Science certificate students in Willow Springs."

The Consortium was formed as a partnership between Three Rivers and Missouri State University - West Plains in 2013 to bring affordable, accessible higher education to the Willow Springs region. Through the Consortium, Three Rivers offers two-year technical degrees, developmental classes, and short-term career certificates, while MSU - West Plains offers all general education courses.

Registration is currently open for Fall classes. Courses offered in the Fall semester at the consortium include EMDS, Electrical Technician, HVAC-R, and Plumbing Technician courses; transitional English, reading, and math courses; and general education courses including Intro to Computers, Writing I, Psychology, and College Algebra. For more information on how to register, contact the Consortium at 417-469-3000.

Missouri State - West Plains is a teaching and learning institution that provides quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities it serves. Missouri State - West Plains offers associate degrees and credit and non-credit courses and serves as a delivery site for bachelor's and master's degrees offered by Missouri State University.
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