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Accent, Summer 2021, Volume 49, No. 2

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Tops for Veterans, Class Gives Back, and Bond Issue Saves $$$$

US News: NU Tops for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Neumann’s online bachelor’s degree for veterans among the top 100 in the country. In rankings released in January, the magazine named Neumann’s program as #73 nationwide and #4 in Pennsylvania. Rankings were based on a program’s effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.

Neumann offers online bachelor’s degree programs in Business and Organizational Studies and Public Safety Administration. Both programs offer courses in an accelerated format and provide veterans flexibility in completing the degree.

Bond Issue Saves $$$$

Neumann has successfully closed on a $26.6 million bond issue. This financial transaction saved approximately $1.3 million in interest expense and provided $5 million for capital expansion without negatively affecting the university’s Standard & Poor’s bond rating. These additional funds are earmarked to help fund the acquisition of land and property.

The 2020 bond refinanced the 2010 Bond Series and the 2018 Health Sciences Center bank loan at lower interest rates. The Finance Department, led by VP Gene McWilliams, worked on the details of the transaction.

Class Gives Back to Local Businesses

A Sport Management senior seminar class asks local businesses every year to support its spring networking event. This year, however, because of the pandemic, students turned the tables and launched a Give Back campaign, raising money for small businesses in Aston.

The class collected more than $500 and presented its first donation to Taste Budz, a popular Aston restaurant. They also delivered checks to Aston Pizza, Slowdown Grill, Cocco’s Pizzeria & Pub, Zac’s Hamburgers, Applebee's Grill & Bar, and others.

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