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Massanutten Military Academy and Widener University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Massanutten Military Academy (MMA) and Widener University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a formal acceptance process for MMA cadets to attend Widener University. Under the MOU, any cadet who graduates from MMA is guaranteed admission into Widener provided that the student meets the agreement requirements.

This new partnership with Widener reiterates MMA’s mission and commitment to prepare cadets for future success and provide opportunities to continue to advance in personal development, educationally and professionally. Widener has provided a pathway for cadets to build on their MMA foundation at a premiere institution with similar core values for professional leadership development, hands-on experiences, collaboration, and a global minded approach.

Kim Elshafie-Layman, Head of School at Massanutten Military Academy, said “we are pleased to announce our partnership with Widener University and offer this wonderful opportunity to our cadets. Widener University’s reputation for their focus on academics and professional and personal development of each individual student is aligned with our mission at MMA to develop well-rounded students through academics, character development, leadership, and service.”

Widener University Executive Director of Admissions Courtney Kelly said the collaboration was an excellent fit, particularly since the 200-year-old university operated as Pennsylvania Military College before it evolved into the Widener of today. “We are delighted to partner with Massanutten Military Academy through this agreement. Widener is committed to core values of respect, integrity and excellence, and we empower our community of learners to discover and create better futures. I look forward to what we can accomplish together for the students.”

Widener University represents MMA’s 9th partnership for guaranteed admissions with colleges and universities across the United States. The Memorandum of Understanding between MMA and Widener University goes into effect immediately.

About Widener University Widener University is a private institution known for its commitment to the personal and professional success of every student, where academic experiences are distinguished by excellence and students develop the leadership qualities employers seek. Core values of respect, integrity and excellence are reflected in an outstanding student experience provided through an agile, innovative and inclusive approach to learning. Industry-shaping faculty provide close, personal mentorship and share powerful connections that help students build professional networks. Recognized as one of the Philadelphia region’s leading universities, Widener offers programs and experiences that empower our community of learners to discover and create better futures as scholars, leaders and globally engaged citizens. Visit the university website at widener.edu.

About Massanutten Military Academy Massanutten Military Academy is one of Virginia’s premier, co-ed military academies. The focus at Massanutten is on character development, leadership, and service to help students reach their fullest potential. MMA is an International Baccalaureate certified school and an institution focused on hand-on, experiential learning with small classes, please call our Admissions Department at 540-459-2167 or visit www.militaryschool.com.

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