Far from home, Nigerian-born prep star pursues academic and basketball dreams in Michigan - MLive.com

When Peter Nwoke remembers the last hug he shared with his mother, a smile spreads across his face. It was a hug 10 months in the making and it remains one of his favorite memories. “It was the best feeling ever,” Nwoke said. The hug happened back in 2018 when Nwoke was just 15 years old. He had just completed the long 14-hour flight home from Detroit Metro Airport to his home Lagos, Nigeria, where his sister, Roselyne, was waiting to pick him up and take him home for a three-week stay. When Nwoke’s mother, Adamma, laid eyes on her son, she rushed to him before he made it to the front door. “My mom hugged me for five-straight minutes,” Nwoke said. “I wasn’t even in the house yet.” It was the first time he had returned to his hometown since moving to the United States in 2017 to fulfill an academic scholarship he obtained at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory, a Catholic boarding school in southeast Michigan. Up until that point, it was the longest Nwoke had ever been away from ho

U.S. News Ranks Lee Online In Top 75 - The Chattanoogan

U.S. News Ranks Lee Online In Top 75 - The Chattanoogan

U.S. News Ranks Lee Online In Top 75 - The Chattanoogan

Posted: 18 Feb 2021 03:34 PM PST

Lee University's online program, surveyed along with more than 1,200 regionally accredited institutions by U.S. News and World Report, was ranked 75 among 337 U.S. schools with online bachelor's degree programs.

"There's big news in higher education today, and Lee University is a part of the story," said Mark W. White, vice president of U.S. News and World Report. "The U.S. News 2021 Best Online rankings evaluated the most respected and in-depth of U.S.-based degree-granting programs that are designed to be administered online."  

Best Online Bachelor's Programs is one of four rankings Lee received for the 2021 assessment. Other rankings include being number 75 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, number 79 in Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs, and number 197 in Best Online MBA Programs. These rankings can be found at usnews.com/education/online-education/lee-university-220613/rankings.

"It is humbling to see U.S. News and our peer institutions recognizing Lee's work in producing high quality online programs," said Dr. Joshua Black, executive director for Lee's Division of Adult Learning (DAL). "There are plenty of excellent universities on the U.S. News list and to be listed among them is an honor."  

Since offering its first online class in 1999, Lee's online program has grown to a current enrollment of over 800.

The Lee University DAL offers six undergraduate degree programs, four master's degree programs, and five certificate programs. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs include Bible and Theology, Business Administration, Christian Studies, Criminal Justice (with two emphases options), Ministry Leadership (with eight emphases options), and Liberal Studies.  

"Our faculty and staff work hard to produce a top notch 'Lee Experience' for our online students literally all around the world," said Dr. Black.

Founded in 1933, U.S. News and World Report is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with advertising, sales, and corporate offices in New York and New Jersey. U.S. News measures progress across institutions, products, services, and governments locally, nationally, and globally and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of civic journalism, expert consumer advice, rankings, and data analysis.

To find out more about DAL's online programs, visit https://www.leeuniversity.edu/online/.  

Tulane University Law School Expands Partnership with EdTech Innovator Everspring, Launches Two New Master's Degree Programs - PRNewswire

Posted: 09 Feb 2021 11:30 AM PST

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Everspring Inc., a leading provider of education technology and services to universities seeking to build or expand their online capabilities, today announces the launch of two new Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) programs with highly-regarded Tulane University Law School.

These two new programs—an MJ in Energy Law and an MJ in Environmental Law—expand the longstanding partnership between Tulane University Law School and Everspring. That relationship includes an online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law (MJ-LEL) program and 10 online certificate courses in Title IX law. All of these programs offer convenient, 100-percent online education to busy professionals whose responsibilities demand enhanced legal expertise.

"Everspring has expanded its footprint to a nationwide audience with the online MJ-LEL program and Title IX certification programs," said Joel Friedmann, founder of the online portfolio of programs and the Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law and Jurisdiction at Tulane University Law School. "The combination of their learning design solutions to support course development and sophisticated marketing techniques to attract students has been critical to the growth of our programs. It was a logical step to expand this record of success for Energy Law and Environmental Law."

Courses in the online Energy Law program are designed for rising professionals in heavily-regulated energy industries such as oil and gas, electric, renewables, and nuclear power, providing them with real-world legal training to advance their careers. Courses in the Environmental Law program are aimed at those professionals working in regulated entities, regulatory bodies or advocacy groups who need contemporary training in evolving regulations on all sides of environmental issues.

"With a rapidly expanding body of laws at the national, state and local levels, these new MJs in Energy Law and Environmental Law help working professionals advance their careers in dynamic and demanding fields," said Beth Hollenberg, co-founder and president of Everspring. "Our experienced team and proprietary technology facilitate a new level of connection between students and the top law professors at Tulane for an unmatched educational experience."

To learn more about these programs, visit https://online.law.tulane.edu/.

About Tulane University Law School
The 12th oldest law school in the United States, Tulane University Law School is ranked among the top 60 in the nation. From its founding in 1847, Tulane has offered students the opportunity to study both of the world's great legal systems: the common law system upon which English and U.S. law are based, and the civil law system governing most of the rest of the world. Tulane has unique international connections through its maritime law program, partnerships with universities in countries such as China and Azerbaijan and summer abroad offerings. But the law school also is grounded in and committed to its Louisiana roots and the New Orleans community. Tulane was the first U.S. law school to require pro bono service as an essential part of its educational program, and students devote hundreds of hours of service to residents through volunteer work and a network of law clinics. For more information about Tulane Law School, visit www.law.tulane.edu.

About Everspring
Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago and recently named one of the "Best Places to Work," Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities, nationwide.

Visit www.everspringpartners.com for more information. Don't just go digital. BE DIGITAL.™  

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