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Chatfield College partners with Cincinnati Business to Forward Employee’s Higher Education Goals

March 12th, 2014 Chatfield College partners with Cincinnati Business to Forward Employee’s Higher Education Goals

Chatfield College student Kristen Creekmore of Dayton, KY recently received the U.S. Bank Arena/Cincinnati Cyclones Employee Scholarship.  This is the fourth year this scholarship was awarded by the forward thinking organization to one of its employees.  The U.S. Bank Arena and Cincinnati Cyclones value higher education and collaborate with the College to offer candidates an opportunity to study at Chatfield.  Chatfield College continues to foster partnerships with the Cincinnati business community to create scholarships and programs that encourage non-traditional students to attend college.  For many, this is life-changing and pivotal to achieving their educational goals.

“What a great opportunity from U.S. Bank Arena and the Cincinnati Cyclones to support their employees beginning their college experience at Chatfield.  A scholarship can make the difference between a student attending college and receiving a degree or missing the moment,” says Mandy Neal, Chatfield College Admissions Specialist and Student Advisor.

Kristen Creekmore is following the example of her daughter, Theresa Fletcher, a previous recipient of the U.S. Bank Arena/Cincinnati Cyclones Employee Scholarship who graduated from Chatfield in May. 

The support Creekmore receives from her Cincinnati employer is remarkable and appreciated.  As the new college student reflects, “I couldn’t go to college without the Cyclones scholarship because they gave me my first opportunity to have a goal like this.  Now is the right time for me; my children are grown.  I got to experience watching my daughter go through college with the same scholarship.  I’m a full-time student, but I’m not overwhelmed.  Chatfield is perfect for me.  I’m from a small town, it’s a small school, everybody knows you, and you don’t get lost,” shares Creekmore, who attends the College’s Findlay Market campus.

The scholarship recipient also benefits from the flexibility her workplace offers, adding that “the Cyclones have been amazing.  They make sure I can attend classes and still not lose any hours at work.  Everyone asks how school is going and offers encouragement.  I really enjoy being at Chatfield.  Now is my time.”  Cincinnati employers, like the U.S. Bank Arena/Cincinnati Cyclones, can have a large impact on forwarding the educational advancement of their employees. 

Chatfield College, with campuses in Over-the-Rhine and St. Martin in Brown County, is experiencing increased enrollment.  The College purchased 1544 Central Parkway as the future site of its OTR campus.  A $5 million capital campaign is underway to support the adaptive reuse of the 18,000 square foot Central Parkway property, advance renovations of the original St. Martin campus in Brown County, and increase Chatfield College’s existing endowment.  Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree.  Admissions Specialist Mandy Neal can be contacted at 513-921-9856, ext. 202 or admissions@chatfield.edu.

Photo Caption: (L to R) Chatfield College’s Kristen Creekmore (Dayton, KY) was recently awarded the U.S. Bank Arena/Cincinnati Cyclones Employee Scholarship and is pictured with her college advisor and admissions specialist, Mandy Neal.  Creekmore is the second in her family to benefit from a partnership between U.S. Bank Arena/Cincinnati Cyclones and Chatfield College.  “I really enjoy being at Chatfield.  Now is my time,” she shares.


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