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Franklin University of Ohio Annouces New Education Partnership Program

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce its new partnership with The Stratford, providing greater access to higher education for a broader community of working adults in Hamilton County. 

Through Franklin University’s Education Partnership Program, these two organizations have found a way to serve their education and independence-focused missions by creating affordable, high quality education opportunities for the dedicated employees of The Stratford. 

Marnie Glanner, Executive Director of Franklin University in Indianapolis is excited to welcome The Stratford to the program. “By participating in this pilot program, The Stratford has demonstrated a commitment to employee development and well-being, as well as their confidence in the quality of Franklin’s education and service,” said Glanner.

Sam Carrillo, Executive Director of The Stratford is passionate about providing his employees’ continuing education opportunities, stating “The changing world of healthcare requires the healthcare professional community to maintain a focus on lifelong education.  This partnership affords my group an opportunity to take another step on that journey by working toward an advanced degree that is both affordable and of a high-quality.”

The Education Partnership Program is a new initiative offered by Franklin University’s Indianapolis location.  Quickly gaining attention across the Indianapolis area, the initiative is recognized as an opportunity for employers dedicated to the professional development of their employees.  “This program just makes sense with the challenges that today’s employers face,” says Glanner. “It empowers employers to provide a high-quality, high-value education option to their employees at no cost to the organization.  It is a wonderful way to build employee confidence, improve morale, and enhance employee credentials, all while providing hard-working adults an alternative option to traditional college to complete a degree.” 

About The Stratford Retirement Community
The Stratford is a premier active retirement community nestled in the Village at West  Clay in Carmel, Indiana.  It offers a nationally recognized wellness program and lifestyle that promotes healthy aging and active living coupled with premier amenities.  As the three-time recipient of the Alfa Best of the Best in Resident Health and Wellness of Senior Living Communities, The Stratford strives to help members live longer, happier and healthier lives.    

About Franklin University
Franklin University in Indianapolis, IN is regulated by: The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 W. Washington St., Room E201, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Toll Free Number 1.800.227.5695 or 317.232.1320. 

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 312.263.0456.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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