Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is celebrating its selection as the CSU Learning Partner of the Month for September.
CSU Outreach representatives Ernie Smith, Christie Ball and Jim Forsythe travelled to National Harbor, Md., for the VPPPA national conference to present the award. Chairman Mike Maddox accepted the award and spoke about why the partnership is valuable to his team.
“We appreciate the support that Columbia Southern University has given us. This is great because these types of programs can help our employees.”
Maddox said he appreciates the fact that VPPPA members can make time for their education, while maintaining a demanding work schedule. “It’s becoming more and more important to continue your education. It’s not just for safety and health professionals. It’s a way for anyone to work on their degree and possibly advance to a higher position in their career.”
He said the scheduling and convenience is a primary part of what CSU offers to VPPPA members. “They can do this online and it makes a huge, huge difference in some of them getting a degree,” said Maddox.
CSU partners with companies and organizations to offer their employees/members and their dependents a 10 percent discount on its affordable tuition along with exclusive scholarship opportunities. In all, more than 2,000 learning partners currently enjoy these benefits.
For more information about CSU Learning Partnerships and to find out how your company or organization can become a partner, visit www.columbiasouthern.edu/partners or call 800-977-8449.
Pictured above: VPPPA Chairman Mike Maddox, center, receives the Learning Partner of the Month award from CSU representatives Ernie Smith and Christie Ball.