Saint Martin's University offers Engineering Bachelor's Degree at University Center in Everett

March 2, 2010

EVERETT, WA - Saint Martin's University will offer a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering through the University Center of North Puget Sound at Everett Community College with classes starting June 2010.

"Engineering students can now complete their pre-engineering classes at Everett Community College or other area schools and stay close to home to complete their bachelor's degree," said Christine Kerlin, EvCC Vice President of University Center.

University Center is hosting an information session about the program at noon and 6 p.m. on March 11 in EvCC"s Gray Wolf Hall, Room 160. The deadline for priority application for Summer quarter is April 15. Applicants must have completed the first two years of engineering classes.

All classes will be taught at the University Center's campus in the evening or online, with some labs held at Lacey on Saturday. The program provides evening classes and is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

"We are very excited to be working with University Center to offer this engineering program to students in the North Puget Sound," said Joseph Bessie, Saint Martin's vice president of academic affairs.

For more information about Saint Martin's engineering degree or other degrees offered by the University Center, visit www.uceverett.org or call 425-259-8900.

The University Center of North Puget Sound is administered by Everett Community College with a mission to bring bachelor's and master's degree programs to North Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties. Currently, more than 20 bachelor's and master's degrees are available from such partners as Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Washington State University, Hope International University and Saint Martin's University.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Joint Base Fort Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Christine Kerlin
EvCC Vice President of University Center and Strategic Planning
425-388-9204
ckerlin@uceverett.org

Katherine Schiffner
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
425-388-9554
kschiffner@everettcc.edu

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing
Saint Martin’s University
360-438-4332
gchan@stmartin.edu
www.stmartin.edu