Stacy Hamilton is the director of the new UIU Education Center at Fort Sill, OK.
FAYETTE, Iowa (September 7, 2010) — Upper Iowa University has opened its 16th educational center in the United States at Fort Sill, OK. This is the fifth UIU educational center located on a military base that serves both active, Guard and reserve military members and their families located on the base as well as civilians living in the surrounding communities. Fort Sill, located near Lawton, OK, is a U.S. Army base that is home to the Fires Center of Excellence. The new center will be located in the Harry S. Truman Education Center, 3281 NW Koehler Loop.
Wayne Converse, director of the UIU South Central Region, said Upper Iowa University was invited to offer classes on the Army base and has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission and the Oklahoma Board of Regents to offer two associate’s degrees as well as bachelor’s of science degrees. Initially, UIU will offer AA degrees in general business and liberal arts and BS degrees in human resources management; social science, and public administration, with additional emphases in law enforcement or fire science.
“UIU has an historical and long-standing commitment to serve the educational needs of military service women and men and their families, and we are very pleased to extend our relationship with the Army and with the soldiers of Fort Sill,” said UIU President Alan G. Walker.
“I have been impressed with the quality of service that UIU has provided my soldiers through the extended education programs – online and independent study – over the years,” said Fort Sill Education Services Officer Priscilla Sacks. “I know UIU to be a quality education provider that is academically sound and that provides excellent service to my soldiers. Many of them have expresses over the years how they would love to have the ability to attend UIU courses on base. Given the current growth of Fort Sill, I had the opportunity to expand their educational opportunities by inviting UIU to open a center on base, and I am pleased that we have been able to move forward with this initiative.”
Converse said the UIU Fort Sill center will begin offering classes by mid-October.. “We are especially pleased that we will be able to extend our educational services beyond the base by offering enrollment in UIU courses to members of the surrounding community as well,” Converse added.
Director of the Fort Sill Center is Stacy Hamilton, who has been a contractor to the Harry S. Truman Education Center at Fort Sill, most recently as assistant site coordinator, Army Personnel Test Examiner, DANTES Test Examiner and Counseling Support Specialist. Hamilton received her bachelor’s of science degree in interdisciplinary studies with areas of concentration in psychology and human ecology from Cameron University and her master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.
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