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Samuel Sumeracki

USU Eastern Hires New Advisor in Elementary Education

PRICE — The hiring of a new academic advisor in elementary education reflects Utah State University Eastern's strong commitment to its new bachelor's degree offerings in this growing field.

Samuel Sumeracki brings with him impressive skills in recruitment and advising from Colorado State University, Pueblo. He was hired to oversee the marketing, recruitment and advising for the elementary education program majors. His primary responsibility at USU Eastern will be to help this new degree program expand and flourish on the Price Campus.

“USU Eastern reminds me a lot of my alma mater and I was extremely excited to be offered the position here,” Sumeracki said. “The College has a strong, progressive leadership team, excellent mission and, of course, an outstanding elementary education program.”

The expansion of the elementary education program in Price provides a great opportunity for those looking to return to school and finish up their degree. The coursework is flexible for non-traditional students and because the upper division classes are taught through interactive broadcasts, local students can remain in the area while they go back to school and prepare for a career change, Sumeracki said.

The merger with USU has opened up some great opportunities, expanding the reach and breadth of the USU Eastern programs. USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is consistently ranked in the top 30 in education programs in the country, and is considered the best in Utah as well as in the western United States, Sumeracki said.

The degree is a great fit for those interested in a career working in early childhood education or elementary education. He said anyone interested in enrolling at USU Eastern or returning to school to finish their education in any degree, can contact the USU Eastern Welcome Center at 1-888-202-8783.

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Writer: Wade Arave, 435-613-5223; wade.arave@usu.edu