Albany State University and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Announce Partnership to Offer Certificates in Cybersecurity and Logistics On-Base for Military-Affiliated Students
Albany State University (ASU) and Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany announced an education partnership agreement on April 19. The agreement formally recognizes that ASU and MCLB Albany are active partners committed to expanding educational opportunities for military-affiliated students specifically in the area of cybersecurity and logistics.
“Offering courses on the base will create a significant impact on access to higher education for our military service members and their families,” said ASU President Marion Ross Fedrick. “This will present opportunities to progress in their current roles, or in transition to a civilian role.”
The educational services will be available to active-duty personnel, reservists, eligible retired military personnel, Department of Defense employees, civilians and their adult family members.
“ASU is strategically expanding our academic portfolio to meet the needs of the community, particularly the Marine Corps’ cybersecurity and logistics community. We are committed to providing affordable, convenient, and high-demand educational pathways that will strengthen MCLB’s goals of safety and security of the nation,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Angela Peters.
Col. Michael J. Fitzgerald, commanding officer, MCLB Albany, said “Nelson Mandela penned the famous quote, education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. We are excited to partner with Albany State University to enhance the knowledge, skills and critical thinking capabilities required in their chosen field of study in cybersecurity and logistics.”
In summer 2021, ASU began waiving all institutional fees for students who are currently serving in the military. Currently serving students have the activity fee, athletic fee, technology fee, institutional fee, and transportation fee waived; reducing their cost of tuition. The Office of Military and Adult Education will provide streamlined resources for individuals at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. They will be able to apply to ASU for free, have assistance to enroll in the correct program, and be able to connect with other on-campus resources that support academic success that will lead to graduation.
“Albany State University is dedicated to removing barriers, and providing opportunities for military students,” said Alex Bynum, ASU Director of Military and Adult Education.
MCLB Albany will also provide tuition assistance.