January 19, 2018
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MMG Insurance pledges $50,000 to new Husson University College of Business Building and Distance Learning Technology

Community Author: Laura Martin
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MMG Insurance has signed on as a major supporter of the proposed new Husson College of Business building on the university’s Bangor campus and technology improvements to the distance learning capabilities at Husson’s Presque Isle campus.

With a shared belief that learning environments must match the demands on today’s students, this partnership reflects MMG’s commitment to strengthening the relationship between businesses and institutions of higher education. Husson’s entrepreneurial spirit and proven ability to convey real-world curriculum that produces career ready graduates is essential to that mission.

“MMG is proud to make this investment in our students and in the infrastructure that will serve as such a valuable resource to them,” says Larry Shaw, MMG President & CEO. “By enhancing distance learning technology and eliminating the obstacles posed by travel for those in Aroostook County, we are delivering on the need to bridge the gap between interest and opportunity.” Shaw continues, “These assets are vital to ensuring we are able to develop a skilled workforce that can lead Maine into the future.”

“We are proud to have MMG’s support as we work toward creating a new home for Maine’s largest College of Business,” said Dr. Robert A. Clark, President of Husson University. “Beyond financial support, MMG has provided career opportunities and internships to Husson students. It is part of the company’s steadfast commitment to helping develop the next generation of financial services professionals.”

As part of the improved distance learning capabilities, MMG is helping to connect employees to educational opportunities. This includes specialized training, advanced degrees and certifications. “We are excited about the wide range of potential positive impacts this investment will have and appreciate all the work done by Husson University to bring this campaign to fruition,” adds Shaw.

Husson’s College of Business is comprised of four separate schools: a School of Accounting; School of Business Management; School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism; and a School of Legal Studies. The proposed new $16 million state-of-the-art building will allow for interdisciplinary opportunities between schools and programs, and help the University continue to attract the talented students who will lead us into the future.

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MMG Insurance Company, headquartered in Presque Isle, Maine, is a regional property and casualty insurance company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Virginia. With roots dating back to 1897 and a history rich in growth, MMG has earned consistent regional and national recognition for superior service, ease of doing business and as a best place to work. Today, the company writes in excess of $185 million in premiums in partnership with more than 190 Independent Agencies across 460 locations. For more information, visit www.mmgins.com.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.