BVU, New Opportunities, Inc., Establish Strategic Partnership
Through a partnership with Buena Vista University, New Opportunities, Inc., offers additional opportunities and educational benefits for its employees and their eligible family members.
Buena Vista University (BVU) and New Opportunities, Inc., have joined ties as Strategic Partners to deepen their commitment to education and the communities they serve.
This partnership allows for employees of New Opportunities, Inc., as well as eligible family members of full-time employees, to receive grant funding to lower the overall cost of education while enrolled in classes at BVU’s Storm Lake campus. Partner grant funding also lowers the cost per credit hour for students enrolled in BVU’s convenient online/hybrid undergraduate programs or the organizational leadership graduate program.
“New Opportunities is very excited to have this opportunity to give something extra back to our employees and their families, as well as promoting Buena Vista University in the process.”
New Opportunities, Inc., Human Resources Assistant Michaela Neppel
“New Opportunities is very excited to have this opportunity to give something extra back to our employees and their families, as well as promoting Buena Vista University in the process,” says New Opportunities, Inc., Human Resources Assistant Michaela Neppel.
New Opportunities, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization which strives to eliminate poverty by providing education, support, and various types of assistance to low-income individuals and families. Based in Carroll, the organization has about 130 employees and partners with the state and federal government to directly impact 5,500 families—representing 15,000 individuals—each year in seven Iowa counties: Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac.
“This will benefit not only our employees and their families, but our organization as a whole,” says Neppel. “This will be a great way to promote the human services field and give our employees the chance to further their education while still being employed here.”
“Buena Vista University is thrilled to join forces with New Opportunities, Inc., through our Strategic Partnerships initiative,” says BVU Director of Strategic Partnerships Laura Todd. “Providing educational benefits that will further strengthen New Opportunities, Inc.’s, employees and their families as they work to serve those in and around Northwest, North Central, and Southwest Iowa serves all of us in our mission to build stronger communities.”
For more information about BVU’s Strategic Partnerships and partner opportunities, please visit the BVU website at bvu.edu/strategic-partnerships or contact Strategic Partnerships at StrategicPartnerships@bvu.edu.