Buena Vista University Spencer celebrates 40 years

22 Dec 2016

News Release

SPENCER, Iowa -- The Buena Vista University (BVU) Spencer campus celebrated its 40th anniversary on Monday, Dec 19 with a come-and-go celebration at their location in the Gateway North Mall next to Center Cleaners.

“We are so excited to be celebrating 40 years,” says Assistant Director Peggy Bates.  “During our time here in Spencer we have helped nearly one thousand students achieve their bachelor’s degree while being able to work and stay close to home.”

One of BVU’s earliest learning sites, BVU Spencer was established in 1976 in partnership with Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC).  They are a part of BVU’s Lakes Region, which also includes additional ILCC partner sites in Estherville, Spirit Lake and Emmetsburg.

As one of 16 learning locations across Iowa, BVU Spencer offers students with 60 or more credit hours or an associate’s degree the opportunity to seek a bachelor’s degree close to home.  Graduate programs, endorsements and licensures are also available for professional educators.  BVU Lakes Region has over 50 programs of study that combine online and evening face-to-face classes taken in 8-week terms.  Academic Advisors are on staff to ensure a smooth transition from enrollment to graduation.  

BVU learning site locations are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and fully approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

About Buena Vista University

Celebrating 125 years of service.

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. BVU is an affordable option for all students and, combined with its academic programs, has led U.S. News & World Report to rank BVU as the third best value school among Midwest Regional Colleges. Visit www.bvu.edu.