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Franklin University and National Church Residences Announce Education Partnership

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2017

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its new educational partnership with National Church Residences. Through this partnership, the University continues its mission to provide high quality, relevant education to the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world.

National Church Residences is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and other supportive services for seniors. Thousands of people nationwide come home to the comfortable, affordable housing that National Church Residences offers.

“National Church Residences is committed to providing our staff with the training and education they need to succeed and to develop their careers with us. That’s why we offer more than 1,000 unique, engaging courses based on the best of adult learning principles through National Church Residences University (NCRU),” said Julie Fox, Vice President of Education at the organization. “This investment in education continues with our new partnership with Franklin University. Many courses available through NCRU have been approved for credit transfer and can be applied to several different certificate and degree pathways.”

Through today’s announcement, National Church Residences’ employees — more than 3,300 working in more than 340 communities in 28 states— are eligible for tuition benefits from Franklin University through this new agreement. Formalization of this partnership provides the not-for-profit organization’s employees with the benefit of earning college credit for training already completed through the organization’s University, in addition to tuition benefits.

"We are honored to partner with National Church Residences to offer the opportunity for their employees to continue their education," said Dr. Les King, Dean, College of Health and Public Administration, Franklin University. “Through academic partnerships, Franklin University can develop employees from within a company with the added benefit of preparing that company’s workforces to lead their organizations forward into a competitive market."

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About National Church Residences
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest employer of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.

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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