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PRESIDENT KOCH, TELETECHNET GRADS FEATURED IN NATIONAL NEWS MAGAZINE

President James V. Koch and Old Dominion University's TELETECHNET graduates at Lord Fairfax Community College were featured in a U.S. News & World Report article on higher education institutions catering to the non-traditional student market.

The piece, "A scholastic gold mine: For-profit companies -- and traditional institutions -- cash in on a new market," is in the Jan. 24 issue of the magazine, which is on news stands this week. The story explores how institutions use distance learning to tap into the non-traditional student market. It also discusses the resistance universities have faced in other states and attempts to block universities' operations.

A photo of the Dec. 20 TELETECHNET commencement ceremony at Lord Fairfax is featured prominently with the article. The story details how Maryland ordered Old Dominion to shut down its IT Pro courses. "The states are treating us as if we were a foreign steel producer," the article quoted President Koch as saying.

This article was posted on: January 21, 2000

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