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First Student From Ghana Enrolls in Counseling Program

St. Davids, PA, July 26, 2012: Eastern University’s Counseling Department has accepted its first international student from Ghana, Sandra Wiles. Wiles will begin Fall 2012 as a full-time student in the Counseling Department’s 60-credit M.A. in Counseling (clinical).

In Ghana, Wiles attended mixed-race schools and was able to attend a boarding school during her high school years. She worked as a summer intern for a Christian radio station and currently works as an intern at a government institution.

“It is my desire to help others. I believe that from my informal experience of listening to, advising and encouraging people it is more of a calling. Moreover, I take joy in doing it. The M.A. in Counseling is the next step I need to take to realize my dream,” Wiles says.

Wiles will be staying with her uncle, Ansu Siryon Molley, who graduated from Eastern University in 2002. Molley is a registered nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. Sandra's brother, Richelieu, also attends Eastern University and is in his third year studying Business Management.

Eastern University is a Philadelphia Christian university of the arts and sciences located at 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA.  Eastern enrolls approximately 4,400 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, urban, Seminary and international programs. All education at Eastern is rooted in its core values of faith, reason and justice. With sites in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Eastern University offers classes at multiple locations throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.  Through international partnerships, Eastern University programs are offered overseas.

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