|UND recognized for a 35-year partnership in support of the U.S. Armed Forces|
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will recognize UND at the Department of Defense Worldwide Education Symposium for a partnership that has provided members of the U.S. Armed Forces with flexible education opportunities for the past 35 years. The Symposium will be held in Atlanta, Ga., at the end of July.
Director of DANTES, Jeff Cropsey, stated, “The opportunity to continue one’s education is a primary reason for most people to join the military or continue to serve.”
When DANTES was established in 1974, one of its assigned missions was to facilitate the appropriate use of self-study and independent study courses and programs. UND offers nearly 90 independent study, undergraduate courses that allow military personnel to enroll at any time, work at their own pace, and take up to nine months to complete each course. Military personnel may also earn their bachelor’s degrees in General Studies or Social Science through independent study. UND has offered independent study courses through correspondence by mail since 1910.
UND announced its support for military by offering U.S. Armed Forces veterans a university education at a cost equivalent to the tuition charged to North Dakota residents.
-- Jennifer Swangler, Marketing Coordinator, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777-6374