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Prison education program from Hope, Western Sem get official approval

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HOLLAND — The Hope-Western Prison Education Program has obtained official accreditor approval for an enlargement to supply a Bachelor of Arts diploma to incarcerated college students at Muskegon Correctional Facility. 

Hope College and Western Theological Seminary introduced plans to pursue accreditation over the summer season and formally bought approval from the Higher Learning Commission earlier this month. 

The approval permits Muskegon Correctional Facility to function a satellite tv for pc campus of Hope College and for the chosen inmates to be a part of Hope’s scholar physique. The college students are restricted to pursuing a serious in “Faith, Leadership and Service.”