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FOREVE In 1836, Wesleyan College became the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. We take our role as a pioneer in women’s education seriously. Today, we continue to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities. At Wesleyan, women are expected to think, to explore, and to dream big. It’s an environment where no student will ever be told that she can’t do something because it is too hard.


ER first We are – and intend to remain – forever first for women’s education; grounded in faith, striving for excellence, and engaged in service to the world.

Wesleyan draws a wonderfully eclectic mix of women – about 700 in all – from across the United States and more than twenty countries, bringing to campus a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities. Wesleyan students choose to study here because they want to test their limits. The bar is set high because our students demand it. First for Women isn’t just a claim to fame - it’s a philosophy that explains why Wesleyan women continue to make history today.


LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES THE LIBERAL ARTS ATTRACT WOMEN WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD’S INEQUALITIES. A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION WILL OPEN YOUR MIND.

Liberal arts colleges will teach you how to think, how to learn, and how to see things as a whole. A liberal arts education provides a student with general knowledge of many different subjects in order to gain a better working knowledge of the world, rather than focusing on and specializing in one specific area. This type of education can develop intellectual ability and prepare you for many fields in today’s workplace. A liberal arts background equips Wesleyan women with a unique perspective that makes them highly competitive for many professional opportunities, and quite successful at whatever they choose to do.


A WOMEN’S COLLEGE EDUCATION CREATES LEADERS, COMMUNICATORS, AND PERSUADERS WHO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT. The majority of students at a women’s college earn their undergraduate degrees in four years and are almost twice as likely to say they were prepared for life after college than graduates of co-ed schools.

GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO EARN A GRADUATE DEGREE AS A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ALUMNA. MORE THAN 20% OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS ARE GRADUATES OF A WOMEN’S COLLEGE. GRADUATES OF WOMEN’S COLLEGES REPRESENT 30% OF A BUSINESSWEEK LIST OF RISING WOMEN IN CORPORATE AMERICA.

Dr. Valerie Knopik ‘94, who graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan with a double major in psychology and sociology, is shaping the world with her research in behavioral genetics at Brown University.

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A PRETTY SETTING FOR A PRETTY INTENSE EDUCATION. Our beautiful 200-acre lakeside campus is nestled in a northern suburb of Macon, just ninety minutes south of Atlanta. Our century-old trees are a beautiful contrast to our recently renovated residence halls; multi-million-dollar athletic, wellness, and equestrian facilities; state-of-theart science center; 1,200-seat auditorium; three professional art galleries; and natural arboretum with outdoor learning laboratory. We invite you to spend time on campus. Wander around, tour a residence hall, attend a class, meet the students and faculty. You can come to a special visit event, or plan your own tour – it’s up to you. Our Admission Office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays). To schedule a private visit, or to RSVP for a Preview Day, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu/visit or call Mary Ann Steinbach at (478) 757-5165.

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YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME Wesleyan is a four-year residential college that requires all traditional students to live on campus. We believe residence hall living provides a healthy environment for you to grow socially and intellectually. Each floor has a trained upper-class student who serves as a resident advisor and who provides programming opportunities, and campus resources. Each step in our living environment prepares students for independent living after college. During their first two years on campus, students live in the residential quad buildings that include single and

Persons Hall

Wortham Hall

double occupancy rooms or suite-style living with a common shared bathroom. Upper-class students can opt for apartmentstyle housing. Each residence hall offers small and large group study lounges, a TV lounge, comfortable furniture, and community kitchens. Residential students receive a meal plan that features between 10 and 20 meals a week, depending on your residence hall. All meals are balanced, nutritious, and prepared fresh daily. Special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.

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INING and cheering

More than just a place to get delicious food, our historic Anderson Dining Hall

is the social hub for student life. ARAMARK operates food service at Wesleyan College, preparing and serving 20 well-balanced, nutritious meals per

week. Residential students enjoy a meal plan that is based on their housing

assignments. In the case of special needs or medically prescribed diets, the food service manager will arrange for special menus. In addition to three freshly prepared meals a day,

Anderson is a place for socializing with your sisters

and the location of many spontaneous “cheer sessions.�

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FIND YOUR PLACE

STUDENT LIFE MEANS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THAT WESLEYAN OFFERS - THE CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, THE EASY CAMARADERIE, THE DIVERSITY, AND THE NEVER-ENDING PURSUIT OF IDEAS AND IDEALS. Life outside the classroom is a pretty big component of happy college days. You might try out for any of Wesleyan’s five athletic teams or join one of our many clubs or organizations. With a dozen academic honor societies and about two dozen clubs and musical groups the pace of life at Wesleyan is anything but boring. By participating in student activities, students will gain leadership skills, work with many different constituencies both on and off

campus, learn valuable skills to be used in the workforce, relieve stress, make new friends, and have fun. Established groups focus on themes ranging from political awareness to spiritual development to music appreciation. Join any club or all clubs, student organizations, special interest groups, leadership boards, religious groups, and service organizations that capture your attention. Can’t find one that interests you? You are invited to start one that does!


SISTERHOOD

The world’s first sororities, Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu, were established right here at Wesleyan. However, we realized early on that sororities tended to be too exclusive. In 1914 Wesleyan did away with sororities on campus and began a more inclusive tradition we call Sisterhood. Depending on your year, you will be a Green Knight, Pirate, Purple Knight, or Golden Heart. Sisterhood starts as soon as you enter Wesleyan, when your new “big sister” shows you the ropes, and begins your introduction to traditions like STUNT, class cheers, class soccer, and pep rallies. Even after a student’s undergraduate experience ends, Sisterhood bonds continue when she becomes a member of the Alumnae Association. First for Women, Second to None.

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COLOR RUSH: During Homecoming, each class has a limited time to decorate the old soccer field in their class colors in competition for the Color Rush Cup. Another time-honored homecoming tradition extends to intramural sports, where the interclass rivalry climaxes with the competition for the coveted Soccer Cup.

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STUNT: The annual class musical production that dates back to 1897,

STUNT is a time for camaraderie and cutting up. The four classes write, direct, perform, and produce their own thirty-minute skits in competition for the STUNT Cup. All proceeds from the annual event benefit academic scholarships.

PEP RALLIES: Wesleyan’s famous pep rallies start with surprise, since only seniors can call them - usually late at night or in dawn’s early light. Don a wig and crown, stand with your sisters, and sing your class songs.

COLORS First for Women, Second to None.

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WESLEYAN WOLVES NCAA DIVISION III ATHLETICS

According to a recent national survey, students at women’s colleges are almost three times more likely to be involved in varsity athletics than at co-ed public universities. Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program. Our athletes are competitive on the court, on the field, and in the classroom.

Led by an outstanding coaching staff and athletic trainer, Wolves regularly win All-Conference and All-Academic honors.

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SUSTAINABILITY AT WESLEYAN

THE ARBORETUM AND OUTDOOR LEARNING LABORATORY The arboretum comprises 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest, and lies within the boundaries of Wesleyan’s suburban Rivoli campus. More than 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines provide habitat for a diverse assortment of salamanders, snakes, lizards, and mammals, as well as more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds. The five-acre Foster Lake, three streams, and seasonal rain pools are home to nine species of turtles, fourteen species of frogs, and both native and game fish.

Wesleyan’s students, faculty, and staff are committed to sustainability practices that will help save our planet for future generations. Students are invited to join Wesleyan’s sustainability committee, which works to develop policies and procedures for our Climate Commitment of decreasing and neutralizing the College’s carbon emissions. By working together campus-wide, our sustainability efforts have provided every residence hall and academic building with a filtered water bottle filling station and recycle receptacles for paper, plastic, aluminum, and bottles. Every building on campus adheres to the College’s temperature management plan, and our residence halls provide a “green floor” which focuses on environmental efficiencies and opportunities to live a more sustainable life.

Dice Anderson Cabin, a three-room split-log cabin built in 1938, serves as a rustic focal point for student gatherings and special events. More than two miles of trails interlace the forest and provide year-round opportunities for hiking, cross-country running, and equestrian trail riding. The area is a remarkable resource not only for recreation and reflection, but also for use as an outdoor learning laboratory that promotes a nature-smart curriculum for Wesleyan faculty and students, as well as local teachers and school children, youth organizations, researchers, and the Central Georgia community.

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ACADE


THE PRINCETON REVIEW GIVES WESLEYAN AN ACADEMIC RATING OF 90% YEAH, WE’LL TAKE THAT!

We offer 31 majors and 28 minors, plus self-designed interdisciplinary studies, eight pre-professional programs and a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Wesleyan offers a dual degree in engineering, in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, and Mercer University. We also offer Executive MBA, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Evening, and Encore Day programs. 2015/2016 Undergraduate Majors Accounting Advertising & Marketing Communication Applied Mathematical Science Art (Studio Art) Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Communication Dual Degree Engineering Early Childhood Education Economics English Environmental Studies French History Human Services International Business International Relations Mathematics Music (General or Voice, Organ, Piano Emphasis) Neuroscience Nursing Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Self-designed Interdisciplinary Major Spanish Theatre Women’s Studies

Undergraduate Minors Accounting Art (Studio Art) Art History Asian Studies Biology Business Management Chemistry Communication Economics Educational Studies English (Literature or Writing emphasis) Environmental Sciences Finance French History Mathematics Music Neuroscience Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Psychology Reading Religious Studies Spanish Theatre Women’s Studies Pre-professional Programs

Allied Health Services Dentistry Engineering Law Medicine Pharmacy Seminary Veterinary Medicine

13-TO-1 Student-to-faculty ratio at Wesleyan

Our professors thrive on working closely with their students. They will know your name and they will know if you attend class or not. You will be pushed and nurtured. You will learn to think out of the box.

90% OF FULL-TIME FACULTY HOLD THE HIGHEST DEGREES IN THEIR FIELDS. 5 ACADEMIC CENTERS

The Centers quite literally extend the campus - bringing the world to Wesleyan and taking Wesleyan students to the world. The Centers serve to strengthen existing programs, promote professional development for our faculty, and reach out to our community. Lane Center for Service and Leadership Center for Women in Science & Technology Center for Educational Renewal Center for Creative & Performing Arts Center for Global Initiatives

THE LEARNING COMMONS provides on-campus resources to support a student’s academic goals, needs, concerns, and success.

THE ACADEMIC CENTER consists of multiple study lounge zones, a conference room, a smart board projector and meeting space, and ten computers for student use. THE TUTORING PROGRAM offers free peer tutoring for academic courses in a one-on-one session or in group peer assisted study sessions. THE WRITING CENTER is available to all students who would like help improving their writing skills in general or enhancing a piece of writing in particular.

EMICS

74% OF WESLEYAN STUDENTS WHO APPLIED TO GRAD SCHOOL IN 2015 WERE ACCEPTED INTO THEIR FIRST CHOICE PROGRAM.

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PUSH YOUR LIMITS IN THIS WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES, YOU WILL DEVELOP YOUR INTERESTS AND REALIZE YOUR UNIQUE POTENTIAL.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

History Human Services International Relations Political Science Psychology

Fields that require intelligence, imagination, and independence are perfect for students interested in the social sciences. Often defined as a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world, the social sciences offer degrees with enough flexibility of study to prepare for a variety of professional and career interests.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Accounting Business Administration Early Childhood Education Economics International Business

Overall, more Wesleyan graduates pursue business-related professions than any other field. Business administration is consistently one of the top majors for our graduates who leave here well prepared for the graduate MBA programs of their choice. Wesleyan’s undergraduate and graduate programs in education empower young women to become exemplary teachers. Upon graduation, they leave our campus prepared to lead primary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms and are setting new standards of excellence for their peers.


MATH & SCIENCE

Applied Mathematical Science Biology Chemistry Dual-Degree Engineering Environmental Studies Mathematics Neuroscience

Pre-professional Programs: Allied Health Services • Dentistry • Engineering • Medicine • Pharmacy • Veterinary Medicine

Employers view mathematics majors favorably as logical thinkers with very good problem solving skills. All mathematics majors are given the opportunity to attend a professional meeting and are encouraged to apply for research and internship opportunities. Biology is one of Wesleyan’s most popular majors. Our faculty specializes in a wide range of subdisciplines from human biology to plants, from biochemistry to neuroscience.

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HUMANITIES

Communication English French Philosophy Religious Studies Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Spanish Women’s Studies

Pre-Professional Programs: Law • Seminary

Open-mindedness, adaptability, intellectual curiosity, and creativity are important personal traits for the humanities major. You’ll develop your ability to reason critically, communicate effectively, and make connections across broad fields of knowledge. Because humanities majors are intelligent, imaginative, and wellrounded learners, they graduate prepared for many possible futures in all fields, including medicine, Christian ministry, journalism, business, management, politics, non-profit administration, law, and education.

FINE ARTS

Advertising and Marketing Communication Art History Music Studio Art Theatre

Wesleyan fine arts majors are consistently accepted into excellent graduate programs, and have gone on to fulfilling careers practicing and teaching the arts and composing. Others are enjoying careers in museum and gallery administration, art sales, auction work, and historic preservation.


ASK ABOUT OUR GUARANTEED ADMISSION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSFER PRE-NURSING STUDENTS.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Earning full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing, hallmarks include an emphasis on women’s health and holistic nursing, with specific coursework designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management roles in a variety of health care settings and specialties. All twentyfive graduates of Wesleyan’s first class of nursing students had secured jobs before graduating in May 2015. First for Women, Second to None.

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Wesleyan Women ARE SHAPING THE WORLD

IHUNANYA (IHUS) MBATA ’06

While studying at Wesleyan, Ihus was selected for the 2003 Summer Medical Education Program at Yale University School of Medicine. The following summer she was selected for the Gateways to the Laboratory Program sponsored by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program. After earning her degree in biology, Ihus enrolled at Duke University School of Medicine, earning her degree in 2012. While at Duke, she conducted a year-long research project in Botswana as an NIHFogarty Scholar. The following year, she earned a joint master’s degree in health policy, planning, and financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Today, she is in residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian/Montefiore Hospital.

LAUREN ECKMAN ’04

Lauren is an English instructor at the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon. In 2012, at just thirty years old, Lauren was selected as Georgia Teacher of the Year. She graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan in 2004 with a major in English with secondary certification. Before Lauren started teaching at the Academy, she spent three months there as a student teacher. Today, Lauren also holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisville and is working on a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. According to the State School Superintendent, Lauren has “valuable skills to share with other educators throughout the state.”

COURTNEY MITCHELL MILLER ’07

ANNE-KATHRIN WITT ’07

Anne-Kathrin combined the fields of business and life sciences to earn her Courtney was only fifteen years old when she double major in chemistry and economics came to Wesleyan as a junior. She had spent at Wesleyan. During the summer of her the first two years of her college experience at junior year, Anne-Kathrin pursued an the Georgia Academy of Math, Engineering, internship in the business development and Science and completed an associate’s department of Boehringer Ingelheim, a degree in chemistry before graduating from biotech company located in Germany. After high school. A chemistry major at Wesleyan, graduating summa cum laude in 2007, Courtney earned her medical degree from the she continued on to graduate studies in Medical College of Georgia in 2011 at the age biochemistry and biophysics at the Max of twenty-one, and was awarded the Physician’s Planck Institute in Germany. In 2009, she Physician Award by her classmates as the joined the corporate finance advisory person they would most like to have as their division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In own physician. Courtney completed residency May 2013, Anne-Kathrin earned her MBA training in general pediatrics in the spring from Harvard University and accepted a of 2014 and today is a pediatrician at Vidalia position with Teva Pharmaceuticals based Children’s Center in Vidalia, Georgia. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


CHENNY GAN ’02 Since graduating summa cum laude from Wesleyan with double degrees in music and studio art, internationally accomplished pianist Chenny has compiled an impressive resumé that includes two master’s degrees in music from UNC Greensboro and a doctorate of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California. She actively performs and teaches on three continents, with assignments that have taken her to settings as diverse as the inner city neighborhoods of Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall and the Mozarteum to guest lecturer positions at three universities in south China. Chenny returned to Wesleyan in the fall of 2013 as full-time assistant professor of music in piano and collaborative piano.

A FEW WESLEYAN ALUMNAE FIRSTS • • • • • • • •

MISSY WARD ANGALLA ’09

During the spring semester of her junior year at Wesleyan, Missy realized her dream was to work with refugee women affected by violence in an area with no prevention or after-care programs. After graduating from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology in 2013 with a Masters of Divinity, Missy moved to Uganda to serve as the Refugee Women’s Advocacy Coordinator with Refuge and Hope International. She is developing a ministry project that will provide a temporary shelter, education, vocational training, and community counseling to refugee women and girls in violent or vulnerable situations.

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JANELLE REYNOLDS FLEMING ’94 After graduating from Wesleyan with a major in mathematics, Janelle was well prepared to continue her studies at Texas A&M’s Department of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier programs, where she earned master’s degrees in computational mathematics and oceanography. Today, Dr. Fleming (PhD in marine science) and her husband own the multifunctional consulting company Seahorse Coastal Consulting where they do storm surge model development and research for organizations such as the Army Corps of Engineers and the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences.

FIRST WOMAN in Georgia to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree (Mary McKay, class of 1878) FIRST WOMAN elected to the Tennessee legislature (Sara Ruth Frazier, class of 1894) FIRST WOMAN to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court (Viola Ross Napier, class of 1901) FIRST WOMAN in Georgia to be issued a commercial pilot’s license (Hazel Jane Raines, class of 1936) FIRST WOMAN chair of the Press Institute of the Georgia Press Association (Adelaide Ponder, class of 1946) Georgia’s FIRST and only Miss America (Neva Langley Fickling, class of 1955) FIRST WOMAN to be appointed poet laureate of state of North Carolina (Kathryn Stripling Byer, class of 1966) FIRST WOMAN to be ordained Bishop of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Conference (Charlene Payne Kammerer, class of 1970) FIRST WOMAN president of the Florida senate (Antoinette “Toni” Jennings, class of 1971) FIRST WOMAN to serve as staff counsel and director of House Ways and Means Committee (Janice Mays, class of 1973) FIRST African American woman to graduate with a Master of Divinity from Emory’s Candler School of Theology (Rev. Felecia Pearson Smith, class of 1974) FIRST WOMAN dean at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany (Internationally renowned opera star Caroline Thomas, class of 1981) FIRST WOMAN spokesperson for Remington Arms since Annie Oakley (Haley Davis Heath, class of 2001)

OTHER NOTABLE WESLEYAN ALUMNAE • • •

Founder of Heritage Organic Farm, Georgia’s oldest organic farm (Shirley Daughtry, class of 1952) Discoverer of the cure for bacterial meningitis (Dr. Sara Branham Matthews, class of 1907) “The mother of modern China” (Soong Chingling, class of 1913). Married to Sun Yat-sen, leader of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China, Ching-ling continued her husband’s work after his death. Co-founder of Native American Heritage Day, recognized as a Top 20 attraction by the Southeastern Tourism Society (Mary Lucy Cline Huie, class of 1941)

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FACULT Wesleyan’s Osteology Collection, housed in Munroe Science Center, is believed to be the second-most diverse vertebrate osteology collection in Georgia. It is certainly one of the most diverse collections at a private college in the United States, and is rare for a college of Wesleyan’s size. Twenty-two of the skeletons were articulated by undergraduate students as part of professor Barry Rhoades’ BIO270 Vertebrate Zoology course.


TY PHDs, NOT TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Small private institutions often have the best professors because liberal arts colleges, by their very nature, offer small classes, which greatly increase the interactions that professors have with their students. In addition, the professors’ top priority is to teach the undergraduates rather than focus on their own research. Wesleyan’s faculty has been ranked among the best in the nation.

You won’t find a large lecture hall on the Wesleyan campus. Our professors teach seminar style and expect students to join in the conversation. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, 90% of Wesleyan’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields from places like Oxford, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, Loyola University, University of California at Berkeley, Wake Forest,

Vanderbilt, and Yale. Our students say that though their classes may be challenging, professors are definitely the best part of Wesleyan. “They are totally dedicated and engaging and encourage critical thinking. The professors here actually care about you. There is no failing unless you absolutely, positively strive to fail!”

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STUDY ABROAD AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD. The trend of a global economy includes networking in its most dynamic capacities. Global economy translates to global community, and students clearly recognize that partnerships grounded in this philosophy make good business sense. Our International Study Abroad and Exchange programs extend the boundaries of our campus, widen our educational horizon, and encourage personal and academic growth through semester, summer, or year-long studies in a variety of countries. Wesleyan College has direct exchange agreements through the Business Education Initiative with various schools in Northern Ireland and with the following schools: Guangzhou University in China, Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea, Ewha Womans University in South Korea, Osaka University and Hiroshima Jogakuin University in Japan.

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During her study abroad trip to China, Kirsten Genutis ’15 visited the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai where the transparent observatory is

ROOM

about 850 feet above the ground. Below Kirsten is an intricately landscaped roundabout.

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Life after

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FROM HERE TO CAREER

Connecting the Liberal Arts and Professional Development From Here to Career is a four-year plan that helps students make connections between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace. “Liberally educated workers differentiate themselves early and tend to outperform their more narrowly trained peers over time ... Liberal arts skills apply to a wide range of issues and different types of organizations. They get you hired, they help you stand out, they create workers with passion and purpose, and they lead to promotions.” Forbes magazine, September 2014. Wesleyan’s online career development tool, College Central Network (CCN), allows students and alumnae to upload their resumés, portfolios, cover letters, and other digital media to showcase their talents on a single site. In turn, registered employers and alumnae can post jobs and view potential candidates based on their needs. www.wesleyancollege.edu/careerdevelopment.

INTERNSHIPS

An important component of a Wesleyan education is the real world experience of an internship, which allows students to network with professionals and to gain work experience while learning more about their chosen career fields. Though not every major requires an internship, all Wesleyan students are encouraged to have at least one before graduation.

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RECENT INTERNSHIPS

The Advocacy Group, Washington, D.C./Nepal Boehringer Ingleheim, Germany Mercer Family Therapy Center M.D. Anderson Cancer Center PricewaterhouseCoopers Text100 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency White House Internship, Washington, D.C.

RECENT GRADUATE SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES

Aix Marseille Universite, Provence, France Baylor College Carnegie-Mellon Duke University Emory University Geisel School of Medicine (formerly Dartmouth Medical School) The Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland Harvard University International University of Japan Johns Hopkins University London School of Economics Medical College of Georgia Mercer University Northeastern University Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands Rutgers University Scripps Research Institute Sotheby’s Institute of Art Syracuse University The University of Alabama at Birmingham The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) The University of Georgia The University of Groningen, Netherlands The University of Michigan The University of Southern California The University of Tennessee The University of Washington, Seattle Ulyanovsk State University, Russia Vanderbilt University Yale University

RECENT JOB PLACEMENTS

AmeriCorp Coliseum Northside Hospital Bibb County Schools GEICO Georgia Academy for the Blind Imagination Stage Theatre, Washington, D.C. Navicent Health Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas PricewaterhouseCoopers Turner Broadcasting Soong Ching-ling School, China State of Georgia Department of Audits Teach Away, Dubai, UAE Teach for China The Walt Disney Company

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD SERVICE LEADERSHIP: DOING PRACTICAL THINGS THAT HELP PEOPLE IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THEIR LIVES.

At Wesleyan we believe community service should be a way of life, not just something to put on your resumé. Through volunteer work, students develop a sense of purpose, viewing themselves as leaders who serve. For nearly a decade, Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership has served as the heart and soul in the College’s ongoing work of preparing women for life-long service to others, allowing them to develop their interests in helping others while learning how to assess community challenges and go about addressing them. With the support of the Lane Center, Wesleyan women work both on and off campus with dozens of agencies. Some students act as translators at parent-teacher conferences and others mentor middle school students. Business and accounting majors offer financial advice to local families and help prepare tax returns.


The Lane Center’s work with Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table is the visible expression of Wesleyan’s mission to teach young women to study, analyze, think, understand, love, care, and use all that is within them to serve others. Aunt Maggie’s provides support to the families of Anthony Homes, Macon Housing Authority’s largest federally funded community. Families have benefitted from Wesleyan sponsored after school tutoring, cultural programs, classes for parents, community meals and celebrations, and referrals to other free or low cost resources like health services and GED preparation. The goal is that students will continue service as a way of life well after graduation.

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FAITH ON CAMPUS

Faith is one of the four cornerstones of Wesleyan College’s mission. We are deeply grateful for our long-standing relationship with the United Methodist Church and the spiritual grounding it provides. It is from this foundation of faith that we seek avenues and embrace opportunities for interdenominational and interfaith dialogue, and celebrate the many religious traditions represented at Wesleyan. Each week, Pierce Chapel is alive with activities designed to support and strengthen the spiritual life of our students. These events and programs include diverse forms of worship and prayer, music, the study of sacred scripture, interfaith dialogues, lectures,

and service opportunities that respond to the call to compassion and justice. In addition, religious life on campus is deepened through the ministry of the Wesleyan Disciples, the campus ministry assistants, the Interfaith Scholars, and several guest campus ministry organizations including the Wesley Foundation. The Office of Campus Ministry sponsors retreats, pilgrimage weekends, and other programs and events that provide a time of respite during the rigors of the academic year.


PIERCE CHAPEL is named in honor of Wesleyan’s first president, Bishop George Foster Pierce, and the many members of his family who have continued to lead and serve the College. The chapel has a capacity of about 300 in the sanctuary, which is used primarily for worship services and occasionally as a venue for recitals, concerts, and special events.

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FACTS & FIGURES A SAFE CAMPUS IS A HAPPY CAMPUS

Our Chief of Police, other full-time police officers, and on-call officers are certified through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,365 days a year. Wesleyan police officers conduct rounds and constant surveillance in order to ensure safety for the students, faculty and staff. We are proud to report that Wesleyan’s campus experiences little to no crime year around. The main gate onto campus is open 24 hours a day. All other gates are locked at 7:00 pm and reopened at 7:00 am except the gate to Mathews Athletic Center which opens at 5:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm. Of course, these times are subject to change during special events on campus. All students are encouraged to register with Wesleyan ALERT, the College’s Emergency text messaging service. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent by a College official directly to all cell phones registered with the service. The College’s Emergency Procedures web page lists detailed instructions in the event of a campus-wide emergency.


74%

of Wesleyan students in 2015 were accepted into their first choice graduate program

100% 95%

37% 21%

of Wesleyan students will have a professional development experience

of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid

STUDENT PROFILE

Undergraduate Enrollment Total applicants............................. 924 Total accepted............................... 428 Average GPA.................................. 3.4 Median SAT.................................1460 Median ACT..................................... 21 States represented......................... 15 Countries represented................... 25

of Wesleyannes who graduated in 2015 earned a double major

of Wesleyan’s student population is international

Of the 101 graduates who earned the bachelor of arts degree in May 2015,

ALMOST HALF graduated with honors

WESLEYAN PROFILE

First college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Student to faculty ratio................ 13:1 Full-time faculty who hold the highest degrees in their fields... 90% Number of majors.......................... 31 Number of minors.......................... 28 Pre-professional programs...............8 Dual-degree programs.....................4 Masters degree programs................2

COST OF ATTENDANCE Wesleyan 2015 - 2016

Tuition..................................... $20,140 Room and board......................$9,020 Technology fee...........................$150 Books and supplies...............$2,000* Personal/transportation........$2,000* There is no tuition increase for out-of-state students at Wesleyan. * Estimation

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New

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FULL TUITION FOR GLOBAL SCHOLARS We are committed to educating the next generation of female world leaders.

Wesleyan College’s Global Scholars Program (WCGSP) offers full tuition to qualified domestic high school graduates from all across America who are eager to participate in a scholarship program that prepares them to meet the challenges of an interconnected world and global economy. Through WCGSP, students develop leadership and problemsolving skills and build intercultural and linguistic competence. Wesleyan Global Scholars learn through an international immersion experience that serves as a microcosm of the world. While on the Wesleyan campus, they live and learn with students from places like Nepal, Australia, China, Rwanda, Korea, and Sweden. They study with visiting international scholars, artists, and experts. They have a Global Scholars advisor who assists in planning their individualized course of study, plus they have an opportunity to attend Global Scholar Seminars designed to help synthesize their other courses. After successful completion of their sophomore year, Wesleyan Global Scholars receive up to $3,500 for an international study experience of their choice.

HALF TUITION FOR ALUMNAE RELATIVES The Legacy Scholarship

Wesleyan alumnae can nominate young women in their families to experience the values and traditions that make Wesleyan unique, for half the price of regular tuition. Beginning fall semester 2015, the Legacy Scholarship is offered to incoming first-year and transfer students who are referred to the College by a Wesleyan alumna who is a grandmother, mother, stepmother, sister, step-sister, sisterin-law, or aunt of the student. The Legacy Scholarship will always equal one-half the cost of tuition at Wesleyan. For the 2015 - 2016 academic year, its value is $10,070. As tuition increases, the scholarship will increase as well. To nominate a student or to complete an application, visit the Admission scholarship page on the Wesleyan website: www.wesleyancollege.edu.

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Porter House

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Corn Hall South

Porter Gym

Porter Fine Arts

Corn Hall North Taylor Hall

SCHOLARSHIPS NATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Full tuition annually • Awarded to National Merit or Achievement Finalist and/or National Hispanic Scholars.

GLOBAL SCHOLARS Full tuition annually

VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN

50% of tuition annually • Awarded to students who have earned the recognition as valedictorian or salutatorian of their high schools and meet minimum admission requirements.

• Awarded to a limited number of first-year domestic students who demonstrate a passion for connecting their education to the world, and have the capacity to be an effective ambassador for Wesleyan College.

FBLA $9,000 annually

MUNROE Full tuition annually

• Applicants must have earned the Certificate of Excellence at International Conference Competitive Events.

• Awarded to two first-year students with interests in sciences, mathematics, or dualdegree engineering.

FINDLAY Full tuition annually

• Awarded to two first-year humanities or social science students.

PITTS Full tuition annually

• Applicants must be Georgia FBLA members and recipients of the America Level Business Achievement Award.

DECA $9,000 annually

HOSA $9,000 annually

• Applicants must have earned a masterylevel score of 75 or higher with no poor ratings through the National Recognition Program Competition.

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD

• Awarded for commitment to community service, leadership, and The United Methodist Church.

$9,000 annually • Applicants must be candidates for the Girl Scout Gold Award.

MARY KNOX MCNEILL

PIERCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

LANE Full tuition annually

UNITED METHODIST LEADERSHIP AWARD up to $2,000

Full tuition annually • Awarded to two first-year students with a commitment to faith and community service. • Awarded to three first-year fine arts students.

$1,000 - $3,000 • Awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

• Awarded to a United Methodist Church member for leadership and service; requires nomination by UMC minister or church.

Munroe Science Center

MERIT AWARDS range in values

from $6,000 to $12,000. Students who do not meet other merit levels but do meet the requirements for HOPE, Zell Miller, or Bright Futures may receive merit at $6,000 instead of being limited to the leadership and fine arts awards.

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Tuition, room & board (varies) • Awarded to first-year students from Middle Georgia with a commitment to teach in Middle Georgia. Students must be invited to compete for premier scholarships on Scholarship Day to be considered. Some scholarships require a special application. All full-tuition scholarship recipients are required to live on campus. Actual scholarship amounts may vary from advertised amounts based on availability of funds and combined awards total of student. Statement on Non-Discrimination Wesleyan College is committed to maintaining a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded community of learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. Wesleyan College admits qualified students regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, pregnancy, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and sex* to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the college. Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, status with regard to public assistance, gender identity, gender expression, sex, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law in its educational policies, programs, activities and employment. Additional information regarding compliance with this statement can be found in Wesleyan’s Policy for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment and Wesleyan’s Title IX Policy against Sexual Assault and Harassment. *Wesleyan College does not admit men to its baccalaureate programs, in accordance with Title IX.


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Hightower

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Pierce Chapel

Jones Hall

Olive Swann Porter

Persons Candler

Tate Hall

GRANTS

FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM

These awards, which currently range up to $5,775 annually, are based on your expected family contribution (EFC), calculated using information generated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No repayment required. FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS

Designed for students with financial need and may range from $100 to $4,000 per year. No repayment is required. GEORGIA TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT

Given to Georgia residents who are full-time students at private colleges in the state. The amount (currently $500) is determined by the state legislature each year. This grant is not based on financial need and no repayment is required. To apply: www.gacollege411.org HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship

This lottery-funded Georgia Scholarship is awarded to state residents who graduate from high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students who earned a GED or graduated from an ineligible high school or home study program may qualify for a HOPE Scholarship, after earning 30 semester hours of college credit with a 3.0 GPA. Awards are $3,936 per year, and renewable if the 3.0 cumulative grade point average

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is maintained. No repayment required. To apply: www.gacollege411.org ZELL MILLER SCHOLARSHIP

This lottery-funded Georgia Scholarship is awarded to state residents who graduate from high school with a 3.7 GPA, 1200 (combined critical reading and math) SAT score and rigorous course of study. Students who earned a GED or graduated from an ineligible high school or home study program may qualify for a Zell Miller Scholarship, after earning 30 semester hours of college credit with a 3.3 GPA. Awards are $4,348 per year, and renewable if a 3.3 cumulative grade point average is maintained. No repayment required. To apply: www.gacollege411.org

LOANS

FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM

Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid guidelines. Students may borrow up to $3,500 per year as first-year students, $4,500 per year as sophomores, and $5,500 per year as juniors and seniors. Repayment begins six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM

Available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who do not demonstrate

financial need. Students may borrow the same amounts as listed under the Subsidized Stafford Loan. In addition to these amounts, dependent students may borrow an additional $2,000 in unsubsidized Stafford loan funds while independent students may have higher borrowing limits. FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOAN PROGRAM

Available to U.S. citizen or permanent resident parents of dependent students who are enrolled at least half-time. The parent may borrow an amount equal to the difference between the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives. Interest accrues (accumulates) on a Plus loan from the time it’s first paid out. FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM

These low-interest federal loans, up to $5,500 per year, are made to students with exceptional financial need. No principal is due on the loan or interest charged while the student is enrolled at least half-time and for nine months after graduation. FEDERAL WORK-STUDY

Through this federally subsidized employment program, you can pay part of your college expenses by working a part-time job on campus. No repayment is required. Federal and State funds are determined annually and are subject to change. Amounts listed are based on current regulations.

For full details on scholarships, eligibility, and the application process, visit www.wesleyancollege.edu. First for Women, Second to None.

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WHEN & HOW TO APPLY

APPLYING TO WESLEYAN IS EASY, BUT YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE STEPS CAREFULLY AND SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS ON TIME. Application Checklist

1. Complete an application form online at: www.wesleyancollege.edu/apply 2. Ask a secondary school counselor to complete a recommendation form on your behalf. 3. Ask a teacher to complete a recommendation form on your behalf. Choose someone who knows you well and who has taught you in an academic area within the past two years (optional). 4. Ask your counselor to send your transcripts or GED to Wesleyan College. 5. If your SAT and/or ACT scores don’t appear on your transcript, you must arrange for them to be sent to Wesleyan College by the testing agency. Tell the agency Wesleyan’s identification codes: SAT 5895, ACT 0876

EARLY OR REGULAR DECISION

You’ll need to decide whether you’re applying for early decision or regular decision.

Early Decision

Consider applying for early decision only if Wesleyan is definitely, without question, your first choice. If you’re accepted, you’ll have to withdraw applications to all other schools. You must apply by November 15 for fall admission. You’ll be notified by December 15 and will need to send us a $400 enrollment deposit immediately upon acceptance.

Regular Decision

We recommend getting your application in as early as possible in your senior year. Priority consideration for admission and scholarships will be given to students who apply by November 15. If you’re accepted, you’ll need to send us a $400 enrollment deposit by May 1.

Getting to Know You

One important step in your application process is something you don’t have to do at all. We want to meet all our prospective students, so expect someone from Wesleyan to contact you after we receive your application. If it’s not possible for us to get together in person, no problem—we’ll just chat on the phone.

To Transfer from Another College

1. Complete an application form online at: www.wesleyancollege.edu/apply 2. Submit your official transcripts from each college you’ve attended. You should request these from the registrar of your prior institutions. 3. All transfer students must submit a final high school transcript. Those with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit must also submit SAT or ACT scores. 4. Request a recommendation from a teacher or professor. Download the form from our website.

International Baccalaureate

If you receive your IB diploma you will be eligible to receive up to 30 credit hours toward your 120 credit hour degree requirement here at Wesleyan and a $12,000 scholarship! An IB diploma will also waive the need for you to submit your SAT or ACT scores. Even if you do not receive the IB diploma, you can still receive college credit for individual IB courses for which you have scored at least a 4 on the examinations.

2015-2016 Costs

Tuition: $20,140 Room and Board: $9,020 Technology fee: $150 Total: $29,310

Moderate increases in tuition, fees, and room & board should be anticipated from year to year.

Did you know that if you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you are eligible for a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship?

Wesleyan offers many scholarships based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. You will find out which ones you are eligible for once you are accepted.


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THE WORLD’S ALUMNAE A


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JUST AS WESLEYAN IS THE WORLD’S FIRST COLLEGE CHARTERED TO GRANT BACCALAUREATE DEGREES TO WOMEN, WESLEYAN’S ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION IS ALSO THE WORLD’S FIRST, ORGANIZED ON JULY 11, 1859. Sisterhood is a concept that Wesleyan women experience from their first days on campus. As future alumnae of Wesleyan College we look forward to welcoming you into the sisterhood of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association (WCAA) - a global network where tradition and friendship

come together to build a family of Wesleyan women who support each other from the moment they step on campus through graduation and beyond. As a member of the WCAA you will form life-long friendships and stay connected to the

College through alumnae activities that bring sisters together to communicate ideas, share experiences, create opportunities for professional networking and personal growth, while serving as ambassadors for the College.

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“THE SONG AND SOUL OF THE SOUTH,” MACON IS GEORGIA’S FOURTH LARGEST CITY.

Macon’s metro population is around 150,000. Not huge, but not so small, either. As a “college town” Macon is home to not only Wesleyan College, but also Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University, and Central Georgia Technical College. A town of great heritage and tradition, Macon is located in the center of the state, about 90 miles south of Atlanta. Music lovers appreciate Macon as the place where Lena Horne, Otis Redding, James Brown, “Little Richard” Penniman, and the Allman Brothers launched their careers. Our rich music history attracts several big name bands to Macon each year. Macon is known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital

of the World.” For ten days each March, our international festival features more than 500 events, including concerts, fireworks, dances, parades, and other entertainment.

If you like to shop, our shuttle will take you to the new outdoor shopping mall located just ten minutes from campus, and to nearby Target and Walmart. Within easy walking distance from campus you’ll find Starbucks, Kroger, El Sombrero, and plenty of other dining and shopping options. Visit the Macon and Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information: www.maconga.org

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Non-traditional and GRADUATE PROGRAMS

THE ONLY EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM IN MIDDLE GEORGIA Tailored specifically for mid- and senior-level executives in already established careers. Co-ed classes are scheduled on alternate weekends over a period of eighteen months so that professionals can pursue an advanced business education without interrupting their careers.

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION This co-ed program is designed to help transition already accomplished certified teachers into highly skilled practitioners of the policies, procedures, and principles of early childhood education.

ENCORE DAY PROGRAM For women who are returning to college full time or part time and wish to take part in the traditional college experience. Encore students may choose from all majors and minors.

EVENING PROGRAM Offering our most popular major for women, business administration, students have the choice of attending courses either one or two nights per week, beginning at 5:30 or 7:00 pm.

WESLEYAN OFFERS PROGRAMS WITH FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING OPTIONS THAT WON’T INTERRUPT A WOMAN’S BUSY SCHEDULE.


WESLEYAN COLLEGE IS AMONG THE SMALLEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE ONLY WOMEN’S COLLEGE INVITED TO ESTABLISH A

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

The Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College (CIWC) helps to prepare students for leadership in business and political settings throughout the world and is a testament to Wesleyan’s exceptional history of intercultural cooperation. The mission of the Institute is to promote Chinese language and culture; foster intercultural exchange with China among students, educators, and our community; serve as a resource for Chinese studies through its China Museum; and celebrate the historic connection between Wesleyan College and China in changing the lives of women through higher education and social action.

THE SOONG SISTERS

Soong E-ling (Madame H. H. Kung), class of 1909, and her sisters were the first Chinese women to be educated in America. Soong Ching-ling (Madame Sun Yat-sen), class of 1913, became the second wife of Sun Yat-sen, leader of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China. After her husband’s death, Chingling carried on her husband’s work and is still revered as the “mother of China.” Soong Mayling (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) came to Wesleyan with her older sisters in 1908, but was too young to attend college, and was tutored by Wesleyan students. She later became known as ambassador for Taiwan to the Western world.

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Wesleyan College is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate degree, the master of education in early childhood education, and the master of business administration.


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