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February 10, 2020

Roberts Corporate Partnership Program Expands to 21 More Organizations

Roberts Wesleyan College has partnered with 21 additional companies across Greater Rochester for its Corporate Partnership program. The program provides affordable and accessible educational opportunities to local businesses committed to supporting higher education for their team members and families. Roberts has established 61 corporate partnerships to-date since its inception in 2017. The Corporate Partnership program is an important focus of the college's strategic plan and an important foundation for the Business Solutions Institute.

The college announces recent partnerships with the following major local employers:

Gates-Chili Central School DistrictITT Goulds Pumps Inc.
Horizon Health ServicesThermo Fisher Scientific
Ability Partners Inc.MAXIMUS Inc.
Datto Inc.Rochester Presbyterian Home
People Inc.Geneseo Central School District
Palmyra-Macedon Central School DistrictChurchville-Chili Central School District
Spencerport Central School DistrictBrighton Central School District
Garlock Sealing Technologies LLCSt. Joseph’s Health
GuthrieMonroe County
Jericho Road Community Health CenterEpilepsy-Pralid
NYS Office of Mental Health 


“We are excited to see the remarkable growth of this program during the past year and the new educational opportunities it provides to so many more employees in our region," said Deana L. Porterfield, president of Roberts Wesleyan College. “By partnering with businesses to provide expanded benefits and professional development, we are providing their employees an opportunity for advancement to reach their full potential. These relationships are valuable to the Roberts community and to the Greater Rochester area workforce as we work together to expand leadership development and business solutions through a commitment to education and cooperative networking."

With this partnership, qualifying employees will receive the following benefits at Roberts Wesleyan College:

  • An exclusive 25% discount for benefit-eligible employees, spouses and dependents, which can be combined with corporate tuition-assistance programs
  • Accelerated, part-time and full-time classroom and online options designed to support work-life balance
  • Experience and mentorship with faculty who have real-world perspectives and who focus on students and their success
  • Access to 60+ undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs and four bachelor’s completion programs

The Corporate Partnership program is part of the college’s 2016-21 strategic plan. For more information or a full list of corporate partners, visit or contact

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