By Andy Stephens
Executive Director, Stevens-Henager College, St. George Campus
I am pleased to announce that we have officially moved into our new campus! We have waited so long and overcome so many hurdles, but our dream has finally come to realization. We are so excited to offer our students a more updated and beautiful campus. Although we will forever miss our old home in the Sun River Business Plaza, we are thrilled to be in our new home.
This new 15,000 square-foot campus provides an enhanced learning environment with updated classrooms. We have two medical labs, a computer lab, a beautiful library/study area, and a large student lounge/break room area. The campus is completely Wi-Fi enabled, and we are located in the Boulder Creek Crossing development.
For those of you who are familiar with southern Utah, you probably know a little bit about Stevens-Henager College and know that we moved into our new building. You might also know that our degree programs are accelerated and career-focused and that we provide employment assistance for all of our graduates. Additionally, our classes are small, allowing for more one-on-one attention, and we offer flexible day or evening classes. Despite all of that, perhaps our most interesting and unique feature is our BlendEd teaching format that offers an ideal balance between in-class and online instruction.
BlendEd is designed to meet the needs of our students and their busy schedules. With BlendEd, students receive the hands-on learning they need in the classroom, but they also enjoy some of the flexibility and freedom that comes from online learning. To summarize, half of the in-class time in a BlendEd class is cut out and replaced with online learning.
Stevens-Henager College is unique in other ways. For instance, all students receive a laptop at the time of enrollment, which they keep at graduation. We also provide students with learning materials, scrubs, lab supplies, and tutoring at no charge. In addition, students meet one-on-one with a financial planner before they enroll to help them create a plan to pay for their entire degree program.
Another feature that makes our campus unique is our free GED tutoring service. Through our college’s Good Neighbor Initiative, we allow anyone interested in earning their GED to take advantage of our GED tutoring for free. We never charge for the service, and we also provide those tests for our students at no cost. I am proud to share that over the past 7 years, we have had just under 900 individuals finish our tutoring classes and earn their GED.
As a private, non-profit college, our students come first. From our instructors to our admissions staff, we do everything we can to help each student graduate and find employment in a rewarding career. For anyone who would like to know more, stop by our new campus. We would love to share more information with you about our business and technology programs.
Stevens-Henager College History:
Stevens-Henager College was founded as the Intermountain Business College in West Haven (Ogden), Utah, in September 1891 by Professor J. A. Smith. The college’s purpose was to teach commercial subjects and place graduates in business positions. The college was known over the following 68 years as Smithsonian Business College, Moench University of Business, and Ogden/West Haven Business College. In 1959, the name was changed to Stevens-Henager College