MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is hosting an Adult Student Open House on Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University’s Paducah Regional Campus to highlight the many opportunities available for adult students interested in earning their bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

Murray State’s Paducah Regional Campus is located in a state-of-the-art facility just off I-24 that features a full-service staff to advise and assist students as well as expert faculty members who teach in a variety of disciplines. The campus includes offerings of Murray State’s nationally ranked programs and provides access to quality educational opportunities in the Paducah area.

“We provide flexible course delivery methods that meet the needs of the adult student who may have many responsibilities other than those required in their role as a student,” said Jennifer Frazier, director of the Paducah Regional Campus. “Courses are offered during the day, evening and on weekends when needed, allowing students to follow their dreams while staying close to home.”

Integrated studies, in particular, serves as a degree completion program at the Paducah Regional Campus that is designed with returning adult students in mind: offering a flexible curriculum schedule, possible credit for professional experiences and a wide variety of fields of study tailored to students’ interests.

The Paducah Regional Campus also features 2+2 programs for students attending West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) and seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, a number of hybrid and online bachelor’s, master’s, certificate and doctoral programs are available.

“Murray State University recognizes the importance of serving adult and non-traditional students throughout our region,” said Dan Lavit, executive director of the Center for Adult and Regional Education. “Many students desire to pursue higher education but cannot put aspects of their life on hold while doing so. Murray State’s Paducah Regional Campus is proud to serve adult and non-traditional students with flexible and convenient program offerings.”

Several new degree offerings are now available at the Paducah Regional Campus, too, including a master’s degree in occupational therapy and an accelerated master’s degree in mass communications with a public relations concentration. New undergraduate offerings include a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and a bachelor’s degree in logistics and supply chain management.

“We’re always looking to better serve Paducah and the surrounding region by expanding our offerings with the types of programs that best suit local needs,” Lavit said. “Our partnership with WKCTC enhances our ability to provide a workforce that is prepared to help the region grow.”

The Adult Student Open House will take place Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paducah Regional Campus (4430 Sunset Ave.). Free Murray State admissions applications will be offered to those who apply during the open house. Advisors will also be available to talk with students in both one-on-one and breakout information sessions about academic and financial aid opportunities. Children in attendance will be able to participate in a number of activities, including taking pictures with Murray State’s mascot, Dunker. Refreshments will be served with door prizes and giveaways available as well.

Call 270-809-4753 or visit murraystate.edu/paducah for more information about the Murray State University regional campus in Paducah.

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