On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College and Dr. Stephen Grieco, Vice President of Academic Affairs met via Skype with Igor Tsependa, Rector and Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Vice Rector of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine to sign a first of its kind partnership agreement connecting the two institutions for collaborations. This agreement means that the institutions intend to engage in: joint research projects and scientific conferences exchange scientific data, curricula and scientific literature prepare scientific publications containing the results of joint research participate in joint international programs and projects exchange scientific, pedagogical staff and students scientific internship jointly seek support for the purposes of the objectives of this Agreement “Our agreement with Precarpathian is a first among several anticipated. Manor College intends to be the American hub for Ukrainian university collaboration in the United States. Our agreements will not only bridge the gap for students and faculty in our respective countries as it concerns our own institutions, but beyond that we have agreed to be prolific, and to introduce each other to future partners in both countries. It’s not just a win for both of us, but a win for all institutions who inform that they wish to join us. This is what the academy is and should be about,” said Manor College’s President Peri. He added that “This is not just about academics either. This is about helping Ukraine to westernize so that we can help them to resist the negative influences that they fight against.” For Manor College, being America’s only institution of higher education that was founded by Ukrainians, being founded by The Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in 1947 – this partnership is opening the door for unlimited opportunities of global partnership with other institutions from Ukraine and around the world. This partnership also means that both institutions are to stay connected and in open communication with one another about upcoming events, programs and campaigns – with the hope that administration, faculty and staff from both institutions can be of some assistance to one another in terms of promotion and idea sharing. Manor College welcomes Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University to their Manor family and is excited to be considered the American hub for Ukrainian institutional partnerships worldwide. On October 26, 2017, Manor College will be hosting a Ukrainian Dialogue titled, “Ukraine – America’s Relationship & Moral Obligation” with Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick and Brendan Boyle. On the same date the college will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newly renovated Ukrainian Heritage Studies Museum which will include the Maria Mazur Pysanky collection. All are invited to attend the dialogue and ribbon cutting, including Manor’s new partner, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University.
Manor College, the best priced private Catholic institution in Pennsylvania, and recently ranked as Top 5 Associate Degree granting colleges in Pennsylvania, is offering a 5% tuition discount to Kellogg’s employees who are looking to go back to college to earn their degree after Kellogg’s recent layoffs. According to the article published by philly.com on Friday, June 2, Kellogg’s, the Michigan-based maker of Froot Loops, Corn Flakes, Nutri-Grain and other mass-market breakfast, cereal, and snack brands, plans to close two Pennsylvania regional offices and distribution centers in August. This closure will leave more than 500 Pennsylvania workers without jobs and it was reported that nationwide, some 8,000 to 10,000 people will lose their jobs. Laid off Kellogg’s employees who wish to pursue their degree can do so at Manor College and will benefit from a cost-free application to Manor, which boasts 30+ associate and certificate programs and a University Center where students can continue their bachelor’s and graduate degrees through partner universities while staying on Manor’s campus. President of Manor College, Jonathan Peri said, “When a large scale increase in unemployment occurs in our midst, the people who lose jobs need to reset skills to find new employment. We have the offerings that the marketplace demands, and our mission aligns with community needs. Our 9:1 student teacher ratio, our recognition on the National College Scorecard for having higher than average starting salaries after graduation, and our excellent faculty are just the beginning of the many reasons we say #YouBelongHere.” Prospective students can learn more about Manor College by calling (215) 885-2360