Independent Study Offers Active Duty Soldiers the Opportunity to Continue their Education

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The OSU Independent Study Office presents continuing education options to the National Guards’ 45th Infantry Brigade during their Yellow Ribbon pre-deployment workshops. Part of the largest National Guard deployment since the Korean War, the 3500 soldiers, scheduled for deployment to East Central Afghanistan, learn about opportunities to earn college credit from OSU, either during or following their tour of duty.

Through the Independent Study Office, OSU reaches out to persons worldwide by offering them the chance to pursue undergraduate study through correspondence, video, CD ROM/DVD, and web based course work. Under the Armed Forces’ Tuition Assistance Program, active duty soldiers may pursue such study at little or no cost to themselves.

Over 900 National Guard soldiers attended the Yellow Ribbon Workshop in Tulsa.
Over 900 National Guard soldiers attended the Yellow Ribbon Workshop in Tulsa.
Evelyn Ferchau (left), Manager of the Independent Study Office, and Jim Shideler 
(right), <acronym title="Divison of International Studies &amp; Outreach" >IS&amp;O</acronym> Global Contacts Coordinator, present independent study options to 
hundreds of troops.
Evelyn Ferchau (left), Manager of the Independent Study Office, and Jim Shideler (right), IS&O Global Contacts Coordinator, present independent study options to hundreds of troops.