Concordia Ann Arbor opens Dearborn Center

Concordia.pngweb Photo courtesy of Concordia University Ann Arbor Center Director Saul Davis cuts the ribbon for the Concordia University Ann Arbor’s new Dearborn Center at 22720 Michigan Ave. ANN ARBOR — Concordia University Ann Arbor recently opened its newest location in downtown west Dearborn. The grand opening ceremony, including formal ribbon cutting, was held Sept. 18 and was attended by Concordia faculty and staff, local leaders, members of several area chambers of commerce, prospective students, and community members. The Dearborn Center, 22720 Michigan Ave., is in the building housing Great Lakes Members Credit Union. The center includes administrative offices, six classrooms — some with video conference capability — a large computer lab, and a kitchen and lounge area. The Dearborn Center is one of Concordia’s Accelerated Learning Centers, designed to provide education tailored to the needs of working adults. Certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and graduate degrees are all offered in an accelerated format with classes meeting one night per week. Undergraduate majors include Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Theology. Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration with 13 concentration areas and Organizational Leadership and Administration with 12 concentration areas. Undergraduate classes met once per week for six weeks and graduate classes meet once per week for eight weeks. Online classes are also available. Some key highlights of the Concordia program are flexibility, affordability, a generous transfer credit policy, and personal attention. The university accepts up to 90 transfer credits and has several alternative ways for students to earn elective credits. Students may take classes at their home Accelerated Learning Center, at another center, or online. Concordia’s tuition is one of the most reasonable in the area and undergraduate books are included in the cost of tuition for almost all majors. Students will have admissions and advising services onsite at the Dearborn Center, helping to guide them through the admission process and assist them in reaching their educational goals. Prospective students interested in getting more information may attend the upcoming Get Started Night, Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6-7pm, to learn about admissions, program requirements, and financial aid. Visit www.cuaa.edu/getstarted for more information and to register. Current Dearborn Center staff includes Center Director Saul Davis, and Admissions Counselor Denise Orth Berg. Both are active in the community looking for ways to reach out to local students, businesses and community colleges. “We are excited to be a part of the Dearborn community,” Davis said. “Our accelerated degree programs expand the educational options for working adults and others that want to add value to their lives by earning a bachelors or master’s degree.” Students can get more information by calling the Dearborn Center at 313-429-8994 or emailing Dearborn@cuaa.edu. Concordia University Ann Arbor recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and is rapidly expanding in the areas of accelerated undergraduate and graduate education. Other Michigan Accelerated Learning Centers include Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth and Jackson. Founded in 1963 as a junior college, Concordia College Ann Arbor, 4090 Geddes Road, officially became Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2001. The campus is on 187 acres along the banks of the Huron River. The campus creates a beautiful and safe environment and is just minutes from the restaurants, cultural activities, and the resources of downtown Ann Arbor. The university’s undergraduate program offers more than 60 majors and minors, with degrees in church work, education, pre-professional, business, the arts, communication and sciences. The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. Concordia is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Higher Learning Commission.