MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 11, 2020) - A new partnership now allows LeadingAge PA member organizations to provide employees and their dependents with discounted tuition in several nursing and business programs at Messiah University.

Through the agreement, LeadingAge PA members' staff and their dependents will receive a 10% reduction in tuition if accepted into one of the following online programs at Messiah University:

  • Master's Degree or Graduate-Level Certificate program in Business and Leadership
  • Master's or Doctoral Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree or Undergraduate-Level Certificate program in Business Administration as part of the Adult Degree Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing as part of the Adult Degree Program

"We're excited to announce our partnership with Messiah University and to expand the discounted educational opportunities we are fortunate to extend to our members," said LeadingAge PA President and CEO, Adam Marles. "We are committed to leading workforce development efforts and making a positive impact on the senior living community through collaboration with some of the best colleges and universities in Pennsylvania."

Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S., and has a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of its programs.

"We are pleased to partner with LeadingAge PA to provide educational opportunities to the LeadingAge PA community," said Messiah University President Dr. Kim S. Phipps. "The agreement provides LeadingAge PA members, employees, and dependents affordable access to our nationally-ranked certificates, undergraduate, and graduate programs in health care, business, leadership, and nursing. Our faculty looks forward to mentoring the next generation of health care leaders."

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About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 370 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org.

About Messiah University:
Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S. With a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs, we offer 150+ undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 27 graduate degree and certificate programs. For more information on the University's flexible, affordable, and faith-based degree and certificate programs, call 717-778-4679, email onlineinfo@messiah.edu or go to partner.messiah.edu.


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Christina Carden | LeadingAge PA
Senior Director, Communications
ccarden@leadingagepa.org | 717.790.3947