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Governor Proclaims October as Nebraska State College System Month

Published: 9-19-2013 10:00 am

Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed the month of October as Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Month and encouraged students and their parents to visit Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College.
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Presenting the proclamation on Sept. 18, Heineman praised the work of the Nebraska State Colleges for reducing the number of credit hours required for graduation to 120 semester credits for most degree programs, thereby reducing the time to it takes to earn a baccalaureate degree. 

“It is important for high school graduates to continue their education," Heineman said. "Students today need more than a high school diploma and the State Colleges provide a wide-range of degree options.” 

NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter joined the governor for the proclamation at the state capitol.

“Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges are colleges of opportunity and with the support of the governor and the legislature, the state colleges were able to freeze tuition rates for two years," Carpenter said. "Students returning to one of the state colleges this year are paying the same tuition as they did last year and will pay the same tuition next year.” Carpenter also thanked Heineman for his support of dual enrollment and his leadership of the P-16 Initiative.

During October, students will be eligible to win a new iPad or an $800 bookstore gift certificate if they visit one of the State College campuses, take a tour, apply for admission and enroll at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State College Fall semester 2014. Each college will award one gift certificate and one iPad.

Campus tours can be scheduled through the Admissions Office at each of the colleges via phone or web at:

Chadron State: 800-242-3766 or 
Peru State: 800-743-4412 or 
Wayne State: 866-972-2287 or

The Nebraska State College System serves nearly 9,000 students through three geographically diverse institutions. Combined, the three Colleges offer more than 200 degree, certificate and pre-professional programs that are accessible on the campuses, via the Internet and in several locations throughout the state. With more than 250 credentialed faculty members and 50,000 successful graduates, the Nebraska State College System provides significant human and intellectual capital that contributes to the current and future strength of the State of Nebraska.



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