Wilkes University’s Pocono Center Celebrates Opening at Feb. 15 Event

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Feb. 8, 2012) –Wilkes University will hold a grand opening for its new Pocono location at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting and light refreshments will follow. The public is invited to attend.


In case of inclement weather, the opening will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Wilkes University’s new site is located in the Shoppes at Crossroads on route 611 in Bartonsville next to Giant Food Store. The 2,800-square-foot facility houses two classrooms, a conference room and study space.


The Pocono site allows adults to complete their degree at a convenient location in the center of Monroe County. Programs include a master of business administration degree and an accelerated bachelor of business administration program for those wishing to complete their degree. A master of science degree in engineering management is planned for fall, with additional program offerings to be added in the next year.


Thirty students are currently enrolled in spring classes at the site. Classes are scheduled in evenings and on weekends.


Those interested in learning more can visit www.wilkes.edu/pocono or call (800) WILKES-U Ext. 7000. Prospective students can also visit the site during these hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs.  Founded in 1933, the university provides its students with the experience, mentoring and education necessary for career and intellectual development as well as personal growth. Recently named one of the fastest growing universities in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing.  Providing a sense of values and civic responsibility, Wilkes encourages its students to welcome the opportunities and challenges of a diverse and continuously changing world.