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Convenient Locations: Carbon-Schuylkill
Why did Albright College choose to open a location in Tamaqua?
Albright College is excited to be able to provide a program in Tamaqua that allows nontraditional students the opportunity to obtain their bachelor’s degree on the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College. This is convenient for students who have completed their associate degree at Lehigh Carbon Community College, as well as other residents in the greater Tamaqua area that want to pursue their bachelor's degree.
The ability to offer a program that adults can complete their associate degrees at Lehigh Carbon Community College then stay in the Carbon and Schuylkill counties area to complete bachelor degrees from Albright College is an extremely convenient for students who work and are attempting to attend college at the same time.
Students can take up to seventy eight credits at Lehigh Carbon Community College towards their bachelor degrees. An additional forty eight credits would be taken at Albright College, with all courses being offered at Lehigh Carbon Community College's Morgan Center campus in Tamaqua, PA by Albright College faculty.
Programs offered at Tamaqua Campus
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Meet Your Enrollment Advisor: LaKeisha Thorpe
BS in Psychology with a biological sciences emphasis,
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Lehigh Carbon Community College
To me, life is all about, and enhanced by learning. Anything that I can do to help enhance the lives of others is quite important to me, and is a key motivator. Though I completed my undergraduate degree in a traditional setting, I am currently a full-time graduate student juggling working full time, and family life. With that being said I am sensitive to the needs of the adult learner, as I am one myself. We are people trying to enhance our lives, and the lives of those people around us. I know how badly I want to succeed and having someone work with you that cares and understands that is paramount. I'm motivated by striving to be the same type of contact to the adult learners I encounter that I would want helping me.
Advice for a Prospective Adult Student Looking to Return to School
Do it, plain and simple. The time you wait thinking about it is time that could be spent doing it. The college experience, traditional or otherwise, can only be as successful as the person experiencing it, working at it, and making it happen.
Community College Experiences and Lessons Learned
The best experience in relation to working in higher education is that moment when the prospective student walks out of my office, because they are smiling. I know that they've gotten good, sound information, and that they have a plan about going forward. I know that I have done the job that I was educated to do, and I know that I will be helping them to put that same smile on the faces of others as they achieve their academic goals, and move forward with the ability to help others. I'm fortunate to be a part of the cycle.