MADISON — Saint Leo University’s Madison Education Center recently announced two partnerships with area businesses.

Saint Leo University-Madison has signed preferred partner agreements with Lafayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mayo and Madison County Community Bank in Madison to offer educational opportunities for the businesses’ employees.

As a partner, Saint Leo University will offer a 10 percent tuition discount for qualified Lafayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Madison County Community Bank employees. Saint Leo’s Madison Education Center is at 126 S.W. Sumatra Ave., Suite A, Madison, FL 32304. It serves students from Madison, Jefferson, Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette and Taylor counties.

Lafayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 512 W. Main St. in Mayo, focuses not only on treating medical issues, but also on nurturing the overall mental and physical wellness of its residents.

Madison County Community Bank was founded in 1999 by area residents to provide a locally managed financial institution. The bank is at 301 E. Base St. in Madison.

This partnership also will benefit Saint Leo students as it will provide networking opportunities for those students interested in medical and business careers, said Jessica Markham, director of the Madison Education Center.

Saint Leo University’s Madison Education Center offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in criminal justice; criminal justice with a specialization in criminalistics; criminal justice with a specialization in homeland security; human services; elementary education; business administration with a specialization in management; psychology (general); and psychology-developmental at the Madison location. In addition, a Bachelor of Science degree in health care management also is offered. The university also offers the Flexible Learning EXperience (FLEX) program, which allows students to enroll in online programs that are not offered at on-ground education center locations. FLEX provides students with access to classroom tools and technology, education center advising and support services, and study space, meeting space and computer labs.

Employees of Lafayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Madison County Community Bank may now enroll at Saint Leo University’s Madison Education Center.

Registration is taking place for all students for the Fall 2 Semester, which runs from Oct. 14 through Dec. 8. Spring 1 Semester begins Jan. 13, 2020, and continues through March 8.

For more information, contact the Madison Education Center by email at madison@saintleo.edu or call 850-973-3356.

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