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News 2018


Belmont College Partners with University of Akron on New Degree Opportunities

Industry Demand Behind New Degree Offerings


WHO: Belmont College and The University of Akron


WHAT: Belmont College and The University of Akron to announce Bachelor of Science degree program designed to meet the employment needs of energy industry.


WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. (event agenda below)


WHERE: Belmont College – Main Campus Room 173; 68094 Hammond Road; St. Clairsville, Ohio


WHY: The energy industry in the Ohio Valley is growing, and could expand significantly with the possibility of a proposed ethane cracker plant complex. As a result, Belmont College and The University of Akron’s College of Applied Science and Technology are working together to offer additional degree opportunities in response to industry needs.


INTERVIEWS: Belmont College and The University of Akron will have spokespersons available for



CONTACT: For more information contact Julie Keck, Belmont College Public Relations Coordinator,

at 740.699.3863 or


*Joint press release from Belmont College and The University of Akron to follow.


Press Event Agenda:

Welcome & Introductions – Dr. Paul Gasparro, President, Belmont College

Overview of Program Partnership – Dr. Rebecca Kurtz, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement, Belmont College

Partnership Comments –  Dr. Rebecca Kurtz

Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Dean, College of Applied Science and Technology, The University of Akron

Ed Mowrer, Energy Institute Manager, Belmont College

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