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GMercyGwynedd-Mercy College President Kathy Owens says on-campus residence halls are full, they have expanded the curriculum, and enrollments are strong. “Our enrollment has held steady and even increased.  We have added some new academic programs at our undergraduate level.  We introduced this year a new program in communications.”

She says one reason enrollments are up is that some people go back to school when they become unemployed or underemployed.

“We’re seeing that in our programs for working adults, and in those programs most of the students are pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or a master’s degree in a business-related field.  We also have in our accelerated program the RN to BSN degree completion, so many nurses who never received the baccalaureate degree are returning to school for that program.”

She says all of the returning adult students live off-campus, and most of them are raising families, so the college offers evening and weekend courses at the Main Campus in Lower Gwynedd, as well as other campuses in Center City and East Norriton, and a Bensalem Campus is coming in the fall.  She says the courses need to be in locations where the adult learners are.  On the downside, she says financial aid is shrinking as congress and state lawmakers struggle with budget cuts, and that includes PHEAA grants.

“That’s an initiative by the state of Pennsylvania to keep Pennsylvania students in Pennsylvania, and as a result of the decline in the economy over the last several years, the amount of money that is given to students has been decreased, so whether they’re coming here or going to our good neighbor, Montgomery County Community College, the state system or state-related, we’re all impacted.”

At the federal level, Doctor Owens says the Pell Grants for the neediest students are being cut back to about the 2008 level, and that’s in last year’s budget.  They could face further cuts in this year’s budget.
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WNPV AM 1440 Ray Masser's photos from WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
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WNPV AM 1440 WNPV's website hasn't been updated yet but the next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 6 PM, at Rann Pharmacy, 377 Main Street, Harleysville. The rules on the website remain the same so look them up and then come out to win your share of $4,000 in prizes!
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!

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