McKendree Partners With Nascote Industries to Offer Online Degree Program

(LEBANON, Ill., August 19, 2015) – McKendree University has partnered with Nascote Industries to offer online BBA and MBA online degree programs to all employees.

The university and Nascote Industries signed an agreement recently, which states that all Nascote Industries employees who are interested in pursuing an online BBA or MBA degree will be eligible for a 10% tuition discount. This partnership is in an effort to encourage the Nascote Industries employees to further their education.

Nascote Industries is a large-sized motor vehicle parts and accessories manufacturer in Nashville, Ill. Opening in 2006, Nascote Industries now generates an estimated $81.6 million in yearly revenue and has a team of800 employees.

“For several years, Nascote Industries and McKendree University have enjoyed an informal relationship providing a path for quality education to our workforce,” said Janmarie Kent, Training and Development Coordinator of Nascote Industries. “This new partnership puts the icing on the cake by providing a 10% discount to our employees. McKendree University continues to think outside the box to find innovative methods for providing education to our non-traditional students. We look forward to continued growth of our relationship and our employees.”

Dr. John Watters, McKendree University business division chair and professor of economics, described the new partnership as a major win-win, not only for McKendree and Nascote, but also for all surrounding communities.

“McKendree's partnership with Nascote Industries is a fantastic way to promote education for more people,” said Dr. Watters. “The southern Illinois economy grows stronger with a better educated populace and workforce. This agreement is truly a win-win.”

McKendree’s online BBA is offered with the option of six majors: accounting, business administration, human resource management, management, marketing, and sports management and are for anyone who want to further their education and earn their bachelor’s degree. The online MBA is available for students holding a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and are seeking a challenging educational experience in a stimulating and friendly environment.

Established in 1828, McKendree University is the oldest college in Illinois. McKendree is dedicated to providing its students with a high quality educational experience by encouraging a broader vision, an enriched purpose, engagement with the community at large, and openness to new ideas. The university instills in its students a passion and dedication to lifelong learning in an atmosphere of open dialogue, free inquiry, and mutual respect.

For more information, please visit McKendree University online at or call 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6576.