SALT LAKE CITY, May 28, 2012 — Stevens-Henager College, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, has won the prestigious 2012 Best of State Award for both the Adult Education and Vocational Training categories.
"Stevens-Henager College has shown a long-standing commitment to higher education here in Utah," said Eric Juhlin, CEO of CollegeAmerica Inc., which encompasses Stevens-Henager College. "We are constantly adapting to make our programs better for our students, more relevant to changing job markets and beneficial to the Utah community as a whole. The Good Neighbor Initiative is one example of how we help students improve their lives through education."
Utah's Best of State Award recognizes individuals, businesses and other organizations that have shown excellence in their particular field of endeavor. A panel of expert judges from across the state select winners by scoring nominees out of a total 100 possible points. Fifty percent of the score is based on overall quality of the company's offering or program, 30 percent is based on innovation and 20 percent for the company's contribution to the quality of life in Utah.
Starting in 1891 with a focus in placing students in business positions throughout the Utah community, Stevens-Henager College has grown to seven campuses across Utah and Idaho, offering more than 40 degree programs in healthcare, information technology, business and graphic design. In March 2012, the college launched the Good Neighbor Initiative, which offers free education, training and workshops, including GED® test preparation, phlebotomy, nursing assisting and other development training opportunities at no cost to participants.*
Juhlin will receive the awards on behalf of Stevens-Henager College at the Best of State Awards Gala on May 22. For more information about Stevens-Henager College, visit stevenshenager.edu or call 855-221-1611.
*The Good Neighbor Initiative is not included in Stevens-Henager College's scope of accreditation. GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education® and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.
About Stevens-Henager College
Established in 1891, Stevens-Henager College provides career-focused higher education to students in Utah and Idaho. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and computer science, Stevens-Henager is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Dedicated to advancing higher-education opportunities in its communities, Stevens-Henager is the only college in Utah to offer free GED® preparation and other courses through its Good Neighbor Initiative. Stevens-Henager College has 10 campus locations throughout Utah and Idaho, including Salt Lake City/Murray, Ogden/West Haven (main), Provo/Orem, Layton (satellite), Lehi (satellite), Logan, St. George, Boise, Nampa and Idaho Falls.** For more information , please call 801-312-0079. Stevens-Henager College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
**Idaho Falls is a branch campus of CollegeAmerica, Flagstaff, AZ.