Drugovich, Three-Year Degree Featured on Minnesota Public Radio

November 20, 2009

Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich was a featured guest November 11 on Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning with Kerri Miller.

Click here to listen to College in Only Three Years?

Drugovich was invited to discuss Hartwick's innovative Three-Year Bachelor's Degree program, which has garnered national attention since its unveiling last spring. Launched this fall, the program has been featured in Newsweek and the New York Times, among dozens of prominent publications.

During the MPR broadcast, Drugovich touted the program's significant cost-savings and quality. Hartwick, she said, was uniquely prepared to offer qualified students the alternative to a traditional four-year degree.

"Our first motivation is always to care about the success of our students," she said. "We’ve been increasingly concerned about the growing costs of education, just as the public is. There are only so many things that we can do to control the costs that we have that are associated with our programs, but the one thing that we can control is the way that we deliver the program, so we thought that we should be flexible, thoughtful, creative, do a few things that were administratively inconvenient, and in that way offer greater opportunity to a larger number of students."

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jennifer Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038