Peirce College Makes Connections with New Higher Education Blog

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Peirce College Makes Connections with New Higher Education Blog

For Immediate Release

Site will share successes and challenges of Peirce students and alumni, as well as higher and continuing education issues, school curriculum and Peirce's unique relationship with the Philadelphia community.

Philadelphia, November 9, 2009 - Members of Philadelphia-based Peirce College community are familiar with fostering a kinship online and in the classroom. Now they are expanding their connections even further with the launch of the College's new blog, located at

Designed with the needs of students in mind, the blog serves as an online resource for the Peirce College community, including students and alumni, faculty members, partners and supporters.

Topics will include trends and changes in higher and continuing education, challenges facing working adults in pursuing degree programs, student resources, insight into how education is shaping the Philadelphia region, and success stories of Peirce College students and alumni. The blog will also offer information on resources available to current and prospective Peirce students.

"Encouraging participation from members of the Peirce community is one of the primary goals of my new role," says Peirce College President and blog contributor James J. Mergiotti. "This is an excellent opportunity to provide valuable insight into the importance of Peirce's relationship-oriented approach-both inside and outside the classroom-in helping students achieve their educational and career goals. Speaking with students firsthand gives me an extraordinary appreciation of their strong commitment to learning and dedication to their studies. This has inspired me to find new outlets for communicating with Peirce stakeholders, including the Peirce Connections blog."

While posts from faculty and staff are featured in the blog's launch, future insights will come from the entire Peirce College community, including students and alumni. In addition to monthly posts from Mergiotti, some of the topics already posted on the Peirce Connections blog include:

The public and the press are invited to visit Peirce Connections, or subscribe to the blog's RSS feed. Comments are invited (and moderated). Journalists and bloggers interested in learning more about the blog or interviewing Peirce College students or faculty can contact Lauren Rumsey at or 610-228-2132.

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Peirce College offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). TheAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs accredits the College's business program and the Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association. For more information about Peirce College, call 1.888.467.3472 or visit

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