Student suggestion spurs partnership program
Nov. 21, 2017 La Grande, Ore. — A recent graduate of Eastern Oregon University’s MBA program at Mount Hood Community College found a creative way to bring opportunity home to his community.
Adis Trnjanin completed his degree through EOU’s regional center in Gresham, but hoped to connect his friends and neighbors with the program as well. Trnjanin worked with Mark Duncan, an associate professor of business at EOU-Gresham, to develop a partnership with the Muslim Educational Trust (MET) in Tigard.
“The benefit of having this program at the MET is that besides being an important cultural and educational center for the Muslim community, it also serves as a community center for the surrounding area.” said Dan Mielke, dean of EOU’s College of Business. “We are sure that many people will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Leaders from the community also expressed enthusiasm about the partnership.
“The beauty of collaboration between the Muslim Educational Trust and Eastern Oregon University is that we combine the academia and research of EOU with the strength and wisdom of MET. Our partnership and collaboration strives to make everyone’s world a better place,” Wajdi Said, Muslim Educational Trust president, said.
Students and professionals from all backgrounds can earn an MBA through evening classes at the MET starting in January. The application deadline has been extended to Dec. 15, and academic advisors can introduce prospective students to the process of enrolling. Learn more and apply at eou.edu/mba.