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Clarke TimeSaver Program Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

posted on September 20, 2006

Prior to 1986, Dubuque area adults looking to complete their College degree had limited options. Then came the Clarke College TimeSaver Program. The first of its kind in the area, the Time Saver Program gave adults the opportunity to complete their degree in a convenient, accelerated format.

This Friday, Sept. 22, Clarke College will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program, which is now the most recognized adult education program in the tri-states. TimeSaver alumni and faculty members will gather from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Clarke’s Atrium Conference Room to celebrate the anniversary and to meet Clarke’s new president Joanne M. Burrows, SC, Ph.D.

“When the TimeSaver Program began, Clarke saw the need to educate adults in a way that allowed them to continue working and maintain a family life outside the classroom,” said Burrows. “Today, the program has evolved with the times to remain a challenging, yet manageable, program for adults.”

“I enrolled in the TimeSaver Program because the convenient scheduling of classes gave me the ability to complete my degree at my own pace,” said Bob Peacock, senior vice president at American Trust and a 1995 TimeSaver graduate. “It took a lot of hard work, late hours, and dedication, but the feeling I had at graduation was wonderful. Earning a degree is something no one can take away from you.”

Today, Clarke offers TimeSaver majors in business administration, communication, computer information systems, nursing, psychology and religious studies. Students can participate in the TimeSaver Program on a part-time basis or full-time basis with five starting times throughout the year.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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