IU East, WTA commemorate agreement for online education

August 15th, 2014

Indiana University East and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) celebrated a successful first-year partnership on Sunday, August 10. The WTA and IU East commemorated the partnership with a plaque in recognition of the exclusive educational agreement for players during the Western & Southern Open tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center held just north of Cincinnati, August 9-17.

“We are honored and pleased to continue our partnership with the WTA as the primary provider for baccalaureate online degree completion programs,” IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said.WTA2014

Women’s Tennis Benefits Association (WTBA) Chair Lisa Grattan said, “There is a buzz among the players about the online educational opportunities now available through IU East. The WTA and players are excited about this partnership.”

Currently, 15 of the world’s top 200 players are enrolled in IU East’s online degree completion programs. WTA players have been enrolled at IU East since the spring 2013 term, including internationally-known tennis star Venus Williams, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

IU East online degree programs offer the high quality of an Indiana University degree to students throughout Indiana, nationally and internationally.

IU East offers 10 options for students to complete their bachelor’s degree online in English with an emphasis in Technical and Professional Writing, Mathematics, Natural Science and Mathematics with a Mathematics Concentration, Communication Studies, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, General Studies, and an RN to BSN Mobility Option. IU East also offers a Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics.

Founded in 1973, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations. For more information on the WTA, visit wtatennis.com.

For more information about IU East’s online degree programs, visit iue.edu/online. For information about admission, contact Lori Current at 800-959-3278 extension 208 or email finish@iue.edu. Information is also available online at iue.edu/admissions.

Photo: (Front row, left to right) IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Stacey Allister CEO WTA, Lori Current, assistant director of Admissions at IU East, Molly Vanderpool, director of Admissions at IU East. (Back row, left to right) Lisa Gratton, WTBA chair, IU East Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards, and Vanessa Webb, WTA Board of Directors and Player Class Director.

 

 

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