Marymount Manhattan

Announcing the Bedford Hills College Program 2014 Commencement

May 15, 2014
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    Bedford Hills College Program Class of 2009, along with President Shaver
On June 12, 2014, the Bedford Hills College Program will hold its annual commencement exercises at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison for women. Created in spring 1997 and officially inaugurated as an extension campus of the College in fall 2004, the program empowers inmates with knowledge and support to rebuild their lives after possible release.

About the Bedford Hills College Program
Through Marymount Manhattan College’s Bedford Hills College Program, women who are incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, NY, enroll in college-preparatory courses, and courses leading to Associate of Arts degrees in Social Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology.

As with all education programs for people within the prison system, Marymount Manhattan’s Bedford Hills College Program remains the single most effective tool for decreasing the likelihood of a return to prison.

Marymount Manhattan College President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D.; administrators; faculty; graduates’ families; BHCP benefactors and supporters; and students from MMC will be in attendance to celebrate the academic achievement of BHCP students.

Further coverage will be available here upon commencement.

The program is entirely funded through MMC and the generosity of its donors. Marymount Manhattan also has established the BHCP endowment to ensure the program’s perpetuity.

To contribute to Marymount Manhattan’s Bedford Hills College Program, please visit our easy-to-use online donation form and select “Bedford Hills College Program” as your designation.

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