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July 8, 2012

Public forum

(Continued)

In November, when we go to vote, we need all the “we” people we can get. That is why I am a Democrat!

Rick Ricks, Logansport

 

Neighborhood plan topic of meeting

The city of Logansport is holding a public meeting on the proposed redevelopment plan for the neighborhood north of Ottawa Road between Clifton and Michigan avenues and south of Jackson Street.

We will be going through an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the area.

Please join us at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in conference room D/E at Logansport Memorial Hospital. We are excited to learn more about this area through the involvement of the community.

For more information, please call me at 574-753-7775.

Arin Shaver, director, Logansport/Cass County/Walton Planning Department

 

Celebrating success helping Hoosiers

In Indiana, we have set a goal of reaching higher in building a well-educated workforce. With growing national and international competition, the economic well-being of our citizens and our state is increasingly tied to this goal. Yet, unfortunately, Indiana ranks a dismal 40th in terms of college attainment, according to the Lumina Foundation.

This is why WGU Indiana was created two years ago by executive order of Gov. Mitch Daniels — to expand higher education options and access for Indiana residents, particularly for those who require affordability and flexibility to complete the degrees they started years ago.

I firmly believe that WGU Indiana complements our other fine academic institutions in this state by making going to college more affordable and convenient for working adults, while taking full advantage of the technology and innovation of online learning here in the 21st Century.

So congratulations to the students, alumni and faculty of WGU Indiana on their two-year anniversary. There are many achievements worth celebrating, including the fact that WGU Indiana’s enrollment now tops 2,600 students statewide, and there are or have been students and graduates from all 92 counties in Indiana. WGU has quickly earned a reputation for producing highly qualified graduates who have the skills employers need. In a 2011 survey by Harris Interactive, 98 percent of employers who had hired WGU graduates said that graduates met or exceeded their expectations; 100 percent would not hesitate to hire another WGU Indiana graduate.

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