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Stratford University opens new branch campus in Virginia Beach, Va.


FAIRFAX, Va. – (July 3, 2013) – Stratford University is opening a new branch campus in Virginia Beach, Va. at 555 S. Independence Blvd. in September 2013. The state-of-the-art facility features 19 classrooms, a large auditorium, computer and health science labs, modern culinary arts facilities, a learning resource center, student break-areas, student guidance and advising rooms, faculty offices, and modern administrative areas.

“The brand new 60,000 square foot, three-story campus is a single-purpose building, built to suit our students, faculty and staff,” said Chief Operating Officer Benoit Cossart. “Plus the location is just off of exit of I-264 near Mt. Trashmore Park and offers convenient access to public transportation,” he continued.

“Students don’t always have to sit in a ‘classroom-style classroom’ to learn,” said newly appointed Campus Dean Dr. Hermann Bayer. “Students benefit from an unexpected and stimulating environment encouraging critical thinking. Hence, beyond an all state-of-the-art teaching environment, the campus is furnishing two ‘creative rooms’ pioneering students’ college experience in innovatively designed ‘thinking spaces’.”

As one of the newest colleges in Virginia Beach, Stratford will offer master’s degrees in Business Administration, Information Assurance, and International Hospitality Management; bachelor’s degrees in Culinary Management, Health Care Administration, Health Information Management, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, and Nursing (RN to BSN- Online Only); and associate degrees in Advanced Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician.

Stratford University is recognized as a military-friendly school, a member of the Services Members Opportunities College (SOC) program, and a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program. Stratford’s Military Student Office (MSO) is a one-stop-shop committed to supporting active and former military personnel in quickly and efficiently completing their education. The MSO helps military students maximize their benefit options through the comparison of Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills, the navigation of the VA and TA systems, and the completion of benefit request forms.

Stratford University President Richard R. Shurtz, II said, “Education is the underpinning of a strong economy and the Virginia Beach campus reinforces Stratford’s commitment to provide accredited education opportunities in high-demand career fields to the residents of the Tidewater area.” He continues, “Stratford chose the location following a comprehensive study of the current and future employment needs of the community, and Stratford is proud to help employers meet their needs for an educated and trained workforce.”

“Stratford offers its students a beautiful facility with the most cutting-edge equipment and exceptional instruction,” stated Campus Director Aisha Wilkinson, “and we are excited to bring something so fresh and different to the Southside Tidewater area!”

Stratford University is now admitting new students at the Virginia Beach campus. Prospective students can contact the Admissions Department at 757-497-4466, or visit for more information.

About Stratford University:
Stratford University operates campuses in Falls Church, Woodbridge, Richmond, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, Va.; and Baltimore, Md. The university offers 31 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Health Sciences, Nursing, Business Administration, and Information Technology. Many of the degree programs are offered both on campus, as well as online. For more information on Stratford University, please visit .

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*High-resolution photograph of the Stratford University Virginia Beach campus available upon request.


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