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DeVry celebrates opening of new Gurnee Center

Gurnee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elmer Fallos (from left), state Sen. Melinda Bush, Mayor Kristina Kovarik, DeVry Group Central Region president Amy King, center dean Lewis Zanon, Chicagoland dean of campuses Corey Ochall, and Lake County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stewart Kerr celebrate the opening of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management's Gurnee Center, 1325 Tri-State Parkway.
Gurnee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elmer Fallos (from left), state Sen. Melinda Bush, Mayor Kristina Kovarik, DeVry Group Central Region president Amy King, center dean Lewis Zanon, Chicagoland dean of campuses Corey Ochall, and Lake County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stewart Kerr celebrate the opening of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management's Gurnee Center, 1325 Tri-State Parkway.

GURNEE – DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management recently announced the opening of the new Gurnee Center, 1325 Tri-State Parkway.

A ribbon cutting took place March 22 and included Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik, Gurnee Chamber Executive Director Elmer Fallos and Lake County Chamber Executive Director Stewart Kerr, along with DeVry University faculty, students, alumni and friends. The ceremony focused on the importance of higher education rooted in the community, according to a news release.

DeVry recently moved from its previous Gurnee facility to provide a more collaborative education environment for its students. The new center provides about 5,400 square feet of space, including two classrooms, a technology lab, breakout areas for student groups, a student lounge, an academic support center and administrative offices. The design and layout of the new center offers an open floor plan in the lobby and common areas. The classrooms and computer room also are more spacious.

“With the new center’s open space, it feels more collaborative and welcoming, and we’re already seeing more students using the facility than ever before,” Corey Ochall, dean of campuses – Chicagoland, said in the release. “After being in Gurnee for 14 years, we wanted to stay in a familiar community, in the same business park as it is a convenient midpoint to Chicago and Milwaukee.”

DeVry University offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs online or at one of its 50-plus locations nationwide, including Gurnee. There are eight other DeVry University locations in Illinois.

For information on DeVry University, the new Gurnee Center or any of its undergraduate or graduate degree programs, visit www.devry.edu.

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