With the 2010 USU and CEU merger, another merger was created between the two centers in Emery County. The Emery Education Center in Castle Dale welcomes those that wish to take USU Eastern classes and obtain an associates, bachelor and even masters degree.
USU Eastern offers all of the program that were before offered through CEU previous to the merger. There are currently six facilitators working at the Emery Center, including Belinda Peacock, Zelda Rojas, Alaina Hales, Sherry Worwood, Deana Ceal and Youlonda James.
With many advances in technology, taking classes at a distance has been made much easier. Taking classes at the Emery Center have proven to be a beneficial and positive experience for students, who have expressed that the interaction feels like being in the classroom with the professor. The classrooms are equipped with 80 inch screens that project the professor and presentations.
Students are provided microphones to interact and a testing center is also provided to ensure that students do not have to travel for tests. The mission statement states that with commitment to efficiency, innovation and excellence, the division of Academic Services at USU Eastern works collaboratively with faculty and administrators to provide students in our region access to high quality learning opportunities and degree programs through the use of innovative technologies.
A schedule for the Emery Center is provided by USU Eastern as well as online. A class request may also be made by emailing the Coordinator of Distance Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships may also be available by contacting the financial aid office.
Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fridays, classes are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students may also contact Alaina Hales, Lead Facilitator, at (435) 381-2239 or by email at email@example.com.