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KC student earns degree through online program

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 9:54 a.m. CST

A Kishwaukee College student was awarded a bachelor’s degree at a commencement ceremony Jan. 6. However, the degree awarded was not from Kishwaukee College, but rather from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

Antonio Rivera completed his bachelor’s degree by participating in a unique educational alliance between Kishwaukee College and Franklin University. The bachelor’s degree completion program allows students in the U.S. to combine on campus coursework at their local community college with online classes through Franklin to complete their degree.

KC is one of nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. that has formed an educational alliance with Franklin University. The Community College Alliance was established to provide students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree online while remaining in their community.

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