Partnership Success Stories

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"This partnership represents a major investment in ensuring city employees are well trained and have opportunities to advance their education. Eastern has set an example for others to follow in how to join hands with the city to promote its economic recovery and invest in its people."

Mayor Eric Papenfuse, City of Harrisburg
(Remarks presented at a Press Conference on May 10, 2016)

"PACS is a network of Christian school in the greater Philadelphia area. Our partnership with Eastern University has been significant to our schools, administrators and teachers. The University has made it possible for teachers to develop professionally by providing discounted credits for advanced degrees, undergraduate degree completion and other classes to improve classroom practice. Eastern has also been very helpful in providing ongoing professional development for our teachers to maintain their state certifications, for our annual Convocation and supporting teachers as they assess their next steps in personal and professional advancement. Eastern has been a great asset for our network of schools, and we look forward to many more years of partnership."

Janice Bowdre, Ed.D., Executive Director
Philadelphia Association of Christian Schools (PACS)

"Eastern University has been a partner with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for over 10 years. This partnership has enabled our employees to participate in education programs that are taught by business professionals and scholar practitioners in various concentrations of business and leadership. We are excited about the future of our partnership and the vast potential to give our employees not just an excellent education but also a Christian view to change the world and make it a better place for people."

Michael Dawkins, Ph.D., Manager: Program Development Specialist
SEPTA Human Resource Training Division

"Eastern University has been impacting UrbanPromise Camden and beyond since UrbanPromise's inception in 1988. Many UrbanPromise alum and staff, who are fortunate to have an Eastern education, have integrated their faith and their experience in urban ministry within their professions and continue to shine God's light in areas of greatest socio-economic hardship and despair. As a result of this successful and evolving partnership, the world has been changed for the better. UrbanPromise could not be more grateful for the involvement of Eastern students in our ministry and the partnership program that offers scholarships to those who otherwise would not have access to a Christian education."

Jodina Hicks, Executive Director
UrbanPromise Camden

"I would rate the clinical training I received from Eastern's Clinical Psychology Graduate Program as excellent in terms of preparing me for my work as a staff therapist at Horizon House in Philadelphia. As a result of my Eastern education, I was able to apply the fundamentals of psychotherapy, such as doing accurate case conceptualizations and assessments, as well as building strong treatment alliances with the program participants in a way that led to positive outcomes. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone considering a serious training program as a psychotherapist."

Robert Fair ’07, MA in Clinical Counseling
Former staff therapist at Horizon House

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