FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University recently inducted 11 new students into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) National Continuing Education Honor Society, which honors nontraditional adult learners. Membership is reserved for students with a minimum of 24 credit hours at SHU who maintain a GPA of at least 3.2. Twelve of those credits must be in the liberal arts. These students have achieved academic excellence while balancing the demands of professional and personal life, along with their education.
SHU Joins SALT to Help Students Learn Financial Skills
May 15, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has teamed up with SALT™, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA). SALT, available online at saltmoney.org, is a dynamic multichannel service that teaches students and alumni how to borrow less for college, borrow the right types of loans, make repayment stress-free and build money knowledge for college—and beyond.
SHU to Offer ESL Classes at Stamford Graduate Center
May 15, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at its Stamford Graduate Center beginning this fall. “We believe there is a huge need with the international community in Stamford,” says Professor Madeleine Golda, director of SHU’s ESL program. “Au pairs, health care professionals, international students, employees and families of employees working for of international businesses are some of the folks who might benefit from this program.” She notes that the Graduate Center is ideally located near restaurants and shopping as well as near the train station, so it will be convenient for residents of Westchester County to take advantage of the program.
MBA Students Work on Burr Mansion Revitalization Project
May 14, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Never let ‘em see you sweat is what business mentors will tell you, and four Sacred Heart University MBA students put that advice to the test recently as they presented their “Phase II Business Plan and Economic Impact Study of the Burr Mansion Revitalization” to a panel of executives and community leaders at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
Freshmen Present New Business Plans
May 14, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Forty-four groups, made up of four or five freshmen students from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB), presented their plans for a new business recently at the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The event, which began with a poster session, was sponsored by Christopher Rosen, COO of Hyperbaric Medical Solutions. The students represented eight sections of SHU’s Intro to Business class, which became mandatory for freshmen business students this year. The students not only had to create a new business, but needed to research risks and rewards, determine their breakeven point and consider plans for future expansion.