April 20 – ALBANY – Albany State University and Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany jointly announced an Education Partnership Agreement that formally recognizes ASU and MCLB-Albany as active partners committed to expanding educational opportunities for students affiliated with the military, especially in the field of cybersecurity and logistics.
“Providing courses on base will have a significant impact on access to higher education for our service members and their families,” ASU President Marion Fedrick said at an official signing ceremony. a memorandum of understanding. “This will provide opportunities to progress in their current roles or in transition to a civilian role.”
Educational services will be available to active duty personnel, reservists, eligible retired military personnel, Department of Defense employees, civilians and their adult family members.
“ASU is strategically expanding our academic portfolio to meet the needs of the community, particularly the Marine Corps cybersecurity and logistics community,” said Angela Peters, vice president and vice president of academic affairs. “We are committed to providing affordable, convenient, and in-demand educational pathways that will further MCLB’s goals for the nation’s safety and security.”
“Nelson Mandela wrote the famous quote, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,'” said Colonel Michael J. Fitzgerald, commanding officer of MCLB Albany. “We are excited to partner with Albany State University to enhance the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities required in their chosen field of study in cybersecurity and logistics.”
In the summer of 2021, ASU began waiving all institutional fees for students currently serving in the military. Current serving students enjoy waiving activity fees, athletic fees, technology fees, institutional fees, and transportation fees, reducing their tuition fees.
The Office of Military and Adult Education will provide streamlined resources to individuals at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. They will be able to apply to ASU for free, receive assistance in enrolling in the right program, and be able to connect with other resources on campus that support academic success leading to graduation.
“Albany State University is dedicated to removing barriers and providing opportunities for military students,” said Alex Bynum, ASU’s director of military and adult education.
MCLB-Albany will also provide tuition assistance.