Union College announces agreement with Virginia Research Institute

Published on
February 26, 2019
Photo of Union College and VRI representatives signing the MOA
From left: Jim Salvucci, Marcia Hawkins, Eugene de Silva, and David Williams.

Union College is pleased to announce the recent partnership with the Virginia Research Institute. Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D., and Virginia Research Institute President Eugene de Silva, Ph.D., signed the memorandum of agreement on Friday, February 22. 

“We are excited to work with the Virginia Research Institute and give their students the opportunity to work with an accredited U.S. program,” said Dr. David Williams, Dean for the School of Professional & Graduate Studies at Union College. 

The Virginia Research Institute, USA is a non-profit research organization that was established over 15 years ago with the vision of providing students with diverse opportunities to progress in life through education. The Institute primarily offers services and support to students in Sri Lanka, and is currently expanding its operations throughout Asia. The Virginia Research Institute holds exclusive rights to administer the General Education Development (GED) certificate in Sri Lanka. The agreement will direct Sri Lankan students who are interested in online undergraduate and graduate programs to Union College.

Located in Barbourville, Kentucky, Union College has served the Appalachian region for more than 130 years. Union strongly supports a diverse academic environment built upon a liberal arts foundation and integration of higher order thing into all of our learning. Union has several undergraduate and graduate degree programs, that offer 6 starting points (terms) each year that include 8-week courses. This allows learners to accelerate through a degree plan in order to accomplish their career and education goals.

To learn more about Union College’s online and graduate programs, visit www.unionky.edu/online