On Wednesday, April 19, Commonwealth University co-hosted a college expo in partnership with Sen. Art Haywood at Enon Tabernacle Church in Philadelphia. During the expo, high school students from Sen. Haywood’s district gathered to learn about the college application process and college life.
Students in attendance had access to resource tables and college administrative staff from CU to learn and ask questions. The expo covered topics such as the benefits of higher education, how to choose the right major, how to navigate scholarships and financial aid, and what life as a college student looks like.
“It was wonderful to be a part of this event and to meet the students in Sen. Haywood’s district,” said Dr. Bashar W. Hanna, Commonwealth U president. “At Commonwealth U, our number one priority is student success. We care deeply about our students and want to see them achieve their dreams and reach their professional goals.”
“Our mission at Commonwealth U is to expand high-quality, affordable, academic opportunities to support the needs of all learners,” Hanna added. “Our programs are in line with today’s in-demand fields and careers and 99% of our recent alumni are employed or in grad school within one year of graduation.”
Following an immediate ask from Sen. Haywood, Commonwealth University has committed to guaranteeing admittance to the 150 students who attended today’s expo after graduating high school and meeting a GPA requirement.
“We know the many benefits of having a college degree,” Haywood said. “And if we know the benefits, we should be guaranteeing that opportunity to every student possible.”
“The joining together of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities – three powerhouse institutions – means more opportunity for our students,” Hanna said. “Through academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and affordability measures – we are laser focused on providing transformative educational opportunities.”
“At Commonwealth University, our top priority is student success,” Hanna added. “We are dedicated to providing access to an affordable, quality education, which is why we’re so pleased to collaborate with Sen. Haywood on this event and offer guaranteed admittance to all students in attendance meeting the university’s admissions requirements. We look forward to welcoming them to the Commonwealth University family.”