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Episode 243: Affordable Education for All: NWACC’s Commitment to Empowering Students with President Dennis Rittle

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“Surround yourself with people that are going to encourage you, celebrate you, and join with you in the journey to make your life better. That’s what we do at NWACC.”

 – President Dennis Rittle

Join us for an engaging episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast, where host Randy Wilburn sits down with Dennis Rittle, the President of Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). In this episode, President Rittle illuminates NWACC’s commitment to providing accessible and affordable higher education.

He shares his insights on the rising costs of education and the critical need to eliminate financial barriers for students. The discussion highlights NWACC’s efforts in offering Pell grants to eligible students, aiding them in covering their educational expenses.

President Rittle advocates for a debt-free graduation, emphasizing the freedom it gives graduates in choosing their career paths without financial constraints. He also points out the value of NWACC as an excellent starting point for students’ educational journeys, offering a variety of courses and opportunities to explore different interests and career paths in a cost-effective way.

This episode is a must-listen for students, educators, and anyone looking to understand the importance of affordable education. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that empowers listeners to pursue their educational goals without the stress of financial burdens.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Discover NWACC’s deep commitment to education and find out how it can positively impact your academic journey.
  • Understand the importance of affordable education and explore how it can open doors to a brighter future without breaking the bank.
  • Learn about the benefits of NWACC’s hybrid learning model and how it can provide flexibility and convenience while ensuring a quality education.
  • Explore the inclusive and diverse learning environment fostered by NWACC, and how it can enrich your educational experience and broaden your perspectives.
  • Discover the power of collaboration between NWACC, the community, and local industry, and how it can create unique opportunities for networking and real-world experiences.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.  

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

Email President Dennis Rittle

NWACC Website

President Dennis Rittle on LinkedIn

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This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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