Industry News for Emerson Ecologics
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
Manchester, NH - October 23, 2014 - Employees of Emerson Ecologics, LLC who have been discouraged from a college degree in the past because of cost or time challenges can now benefit from an innovative new partnership between Emerson and College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, a national nonprofit college designed for working adults.
“This new employee benefit with College for America will help our employees and our whole organization be more successful,” said Tracie Sponenberg, SPHR, Director of Human Resources at Emerson, in announcing the degree program.
The benefit provides employees with the opportunity to achieve a high-quality associate degree awarded by College for America. The accreditor-approved degree costs far less than a typical college degree (just $2,500 per year), and students are eligible to apply for tuition assistance or financial aid.
Typically, an associate degree from College for America takes roughly two years to complete, though some students complete the flexibly paced degree in less time. Students who achieve the associate degree are often in a position to be promoted or take on more responsibility at work.
College for America has been widely praised for being more accessible and more affordable than a typical college. Traditional colleges and even most online universities award degrees based on how many classes a student has passed. In a breakthrough new approach, College for America is instead centered on helping students master key job skills through applied projects that reflect critical workplace skills. This competency-based approach means that students can set their own pace–advancing very quickly through areas they know and spending more time on areas where they need help.
“While every college is not right for everyone, almost everyone is right for college,” said Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, where the innovative College for America program was developed.
For more than 30 years, Emerson Ecologics, LLC has been providing professional-quality nutritional supplements, vitamins and natural health products to healthcare practitioners, representing over 275 brands. Customers include naturopathic, chiropractic and medical doctors, licensed acupuncturists, nutritionists and integrative practitioners, as well as their patients. Since 2009, Emerson Ecologics has also been widely recognized for its innovative Emerson Quality ProgramSM (EQP). EQP Silver and EQP Gold Partners are verified to exceed FDA Dietary Supplement current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) standards and represent the best quality in the industry. Headquartered in Manchester, NH with distribution centers in Virginia and California, Emerson is GMP registered by NSF International. For more information, visit emersonecologics.com.