NEWS RELEASE — Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and Upper Iowa University (UIU) are proud to announce the signing of a Virtual College Alliance, which provides flexible learning options for students to complete two- and four-year degrees.

The alliance creates a seamless path for adult learners to complete their degrees online with the support of dedicated advisors at NTC and UIU.

“We are proud to partner with Upper Iowa University and make higher education more accessible through NTC’s Virtual College,” said Dr. Lori Weyers, President of NTC. “These flexible options allow students to continue working while pursuing their education, which helps to keep our economy strong.”

UIU will also offer a 20 percent tuition rate scholarship to NTC Virtual College students entering NTC’s Virtual College through UIU with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

“As part of this alliance, NTC students will receive support from the knowledgeable, caring staff of both NTC and UIU,” said UIU President William R. Duffy. “This unwavering commitment to accessible higher education and lifelong learning ensures that current and future NTC and UIU students are provided with the skills they need to be successful in the classroom, career and life.”

The signing took place during the 25 year anniversary celebration of UIU’s Wausau Center, which is located at NTC’s Wausau campus.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Lori Weyers, President of NTC; Dr. William Duffy, President of Upper Iowa University.