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MSC at UCSO to host Reach Higher RECONNECT Week degree completion event

July 22, 2019


Students who wish to learn more about degree completion opportunities are encouraged to participate in Reach Higher RECONNECT Week on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on MSC’s campus at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore.

Students who have successfully completed some college coursework, but have not finished a college degree, will have the opportunity to submit college admission applications, receive advisement and financial aid counseling, and enroll in classes this Saturday, July 27.

Murray State’s Reach Higher RECONNECT Week is part of a series of coordinated student recruitment events to be held July 27 through August 1 by participating campuses across Oklahoma. The primary goals of Reach Higher RECONNECT Week are to increase awareness of adult-friendly degree completion options and encourage adults who have earned college credit to successfully complete their degrees.

“Many times students begin college but are unable to complete their degrees due to family and financial responsibilities.  It’s never too late to earn a college degree, and the Reach Higher program offers a great path back to the classroom,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Reach Higher, a program through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, provides two distinct degree completion program paths for adult learners. Reach Higher FlexFinish offers flexible enrollment and online options for working adults who wish to pursue associate degrees in enterprise development or bachelor’s degrees in organizational leadership at one of 21 participating colleges and universities in Oklahoma. Reach Higher DirectComplete offers adult students the opportunity to complete a degree program connected to workforce development needs that align with Oklahoma’s 100 Critical Occupations list.

In addition to the July 27th event, MSC at the University Center staff will be on hand until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 to answer questions and help students enroll. For more information about Reach Higher RECONNECT Week at Murray State College (, visit and click on Murray State College. For more information about Reach Higher degree program options, visit