Debra Kintzle is the coordinator
of the new Manchester Regional
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 6, 2011) – Upper Iowa University has announced the appointment of Debra Kintzle as coordinator of the new Manchester Regional Education Partnership (MREP), which will operate from a center at 1200½ W. Main St., Manchester, Iowa. The MREP is a collaborative effort of Upper Iowa University (UIU), Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and the City of Manchester to offer post-secondary education in the greater Delaware County region. Grand opening of the MREP facility is scheduled for 4-7 p.m., Thursday, October 20.
Kintzle, a resident of Edgewood, earned a bachelor's of science degree in business and marketing from the University of Phoenix. Most recently she worked in marketing and product development for Vernon Research Group, Cedar Rapids.
"Upper Iowa University is very pleased to be embarking on this partnership in Manchester," said UIU President Alan G. Walker. "Our University is committed to providing multiple options for earning a college degree. We believe this partnership will be an ideal choice for many students, especially working adults, who need an affordable, flexible approach to earn the degree that could change their life."
"The partnership is an exciting opportunity to promote post-secondary education for the greater Manchester area," said Wendy Mihm-Herold, Northeast Iowa Community College vice president economic development. "The venture will benefit many, and we at NICC are thrilled to be a part of it. We know this is just the beginning of a great partnership and are excited to work together for the betterment of the Manchester area."
"The Manchester Regional Education Partnership (MREP) is the culmination of efforts put forth by the local school districts, the community, and area colleges to provide enhanced educational opportunities to the area students, residents and local businesses," added Manchester City Manager Tim Vick. "This will help strengthen our families, our community, and provide for greater opportunities."
The Manchester Regional Education Partnership (MREP) is a collaboration of entities with the same vision – making quality education accessible to the greater Manchester area. MREP provides services such as on-line credit courses for high school students and adult learners, non-credit training programs for local citizens and the business community. MREP also offers adult basic education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and GED classes as well as distance education programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The facility has a state-of-the-art computer lab and a classroom for business training and credit classes. MREP's focus will be helping students achieve their educational goals and working with local businesses to expand, retain and grow.
For information about the Manchester Regional Education Partnership, contact Kintzle at 563-822-1016 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to more than 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.