RUTHERFORD, NJ – Felician University, the Plainfield Public Schools District, and the City of Plainfield entered into an agreement to foster great higher education opportunities in the school district and the city. James W. Crawford, III, President of Felician University, Rashon K. Hasan, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Caryn Cooper, Principal, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March. The MOU encourages high school students and employees of the Plainfield Public School District and the City of Plainfield to enroll in undergraduate and graduate degree programs to jump start college credits and meet the academic needs of the district and the community in key areas.
Under the terms of the agreement, employees and students can apply for undergraduate and graduate programs and certificate offerings, use scholarship incentives and discounted rates, and transfer existing academic credits in any of Felician University’s four schools – Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Education, and Nursing.
President Crawford, Superintendent Hasan, and Principal Cooper were joined by Jazz Clayton-Hunt, Chief of Staff from the Office of the Plainfield Mayor, and Sarah Virgo, PPSD Board of Education Trustee, who also spoke at the signing ceremony in Iviswold Castle on the Rutherford campus. The agreement reflects the missions of Felician University and the Plainfield Public School District of bringing each individual student to their highest potential, maintaining high academic standards, and supporting service for the betterment of the community.
About Felician University
Felician University inspires and engages more than 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the past five years, Felician University has ranked 3rd among private institutions in New Jersey for best value according to payscale.com and #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to niche.com. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University was designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for the ninth year recognizing its strong support for Veteran students. The university is recognized for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), having underrepresented students comprise more than half of the student population. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please visit https://felician.edu.