Post in the Media – Academic partnerships announced, athletic success applauded


Partnership provides college credit for area high school students

A new partnership with an area high school allows Post to offer college courses to high school students through the University’s High School Academy. An article in the Connecticut Post outlined the partnership, which will allow Derby High School juniors and seniors to take three college-credit courses offered by Post, including English composition, accounting and early childhood education. Students who enroll will receive dual credit towards both their high school and college transcripts.

One of Post's new academic partnerships is with Derby High School. Post provides pathway for international students

Through a partnership with the Aston Education Group, Post will provide an on-campus Intensive English Program and university pathway for international students. The partnership between Post and Aston, a global education group providing language training, K-12 education, and educational and cultural exchanges, was announced in The Pie News this month. Students who complete the program will be eligible to progress into undergraduate programs at Post, without the need to take TOEFL or IELTS courses.

Athletic Director reflects on first year at Post

Post University Athletic Director Ronnie Palmer reflected on his first year at Post and the success of the athletic programs in 2015-16, in an article in the Waterbury Republican-American. Palmer said he was pleased with the athletic accomplishments of the past year, especially the championships won by men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. Palmer also said he will spend his first offseason at Post becoming more focused on the department’s core concepts.

Area workers may find employment at Post

After a Waterbury-based resort hotel and convention center closed earlier this month, the Waterbury-Republican American published an article on the possibility of some of the former employees finding jobs at Post University. Post’s openings were listed in the article, some of which may match the skills of the nearly 300 employees laid off.

Tennis assistant coach recognized

Post women’s tennis assistant coach Tom Abbott was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II East Region Women’s Assistant Tennis Coach of the Year. The Eagles improved by 12 games over their 2014-15 win total with a program-best 13-7 record this year. Post lost just twice in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play and earned the third seed in the tournament. The team was ranked as high as eighth in the East Region.

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