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June 22, 2023

Husson teams with Aroostook-based insurer on employee education

Aerial view of Husson University in Bangor Courtesy / Husson University Husson University, whose campus is in Bangor, will use $2 million in federal grants in an effort to help low-income students stay in school and graduate.

Bringing higher education and workforce development under the same roof, Husson University in Bangor is offering a tuition discount to employees of Presque Isle-based MMG Insurance Co.

The discount applies to all MMG Insurance employees who enroll in any Husson certificate, certificate, bachelor of science and MBA programs. In addition, MMG employees who complete the firm’s emerging leaders program can now earn college credit from Husson.

For Husson, the move comes on top of similar partnerships with employers including L.L.Bean, Jackson Laboratory and Bangor Savings Bank.

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Marie Hansen

“With over a century of experience in business education, we can provide students with the knowledge they need to achieve career success,” said Marie Hansen, dean of Husson’s College of Business and a 2021 Mainebiz Women to Watch. 

"Students can have confidence that they’re getting a high-quality education at an affordable price from faculty who are experienced in a variety of business related fields," she added. "That’s what makes Husson University the smart choice for business education.”

Hansen also touched on those themes, as well as the need to branch out into one-off training or customized education amid higher education's "enrollment cliff," in a Mainebiz editorial roundtable earlier this week in Brewer.

Further details 

In addition to the certificate and undergraduate degree programs, the corporate partnership rate for MMG employees can be applied by any employee looking to earn Husson’s traditional MBA degree with a general or corporate focus.

Employees can also pursue Husson MBA programs with concentrations in business analytics, organizational management and risk management.
Any MMG employees who have completed bachelor’s degrees, from recognized, accredited institutions, are eligible to enroll in Husson’s MBA programs. This includes individuals who have completed bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than business. For those employees, Husson will offer online courses to provide a basic background business education.
In addition, any MMG Insurance employees who have completed courses at another accredited college or university are welcome to apply for transfer credit.

“MMG Insurance is continually working to enhance our employee benefits,” said Dave McPherson, MMG’s chief operating officer. “Our corporate partnership with Husson creates an additional path to access education for our team members, which ultimately provides additional personal development to help them grow in their roles and in the company. We want our employees to have the tools and support they need to reach their goals, and programs like this are a key component of that.”

On a more general note, Lynne Coy-Ogan, Husson’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the school understands “how a highly skilled workforce can positively impact an organization’s productivity, profitability and customers.”  

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