The School of Social Work’s Asheville Distance Education MSW Program, housed at the UNC-Asheville campus, is moving — and expanding.In Fall 2009 the program relocates to Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., which is near Hendersonville. The move is necessary because of recent changes in the University’s funding model for distance education. This relocation brings a new and exciting opportunity to grow and strengthen our presence in the mountain area by admitting a class of students annually, rather than every other year, beginning Fall 2010. The program’s format, curriculum and field education opportunities will remain the same. To reflect more accurately the region served, the program will be called the Mountain Area Distance Education MSW Program. The UNC School of Social Work has offered the distance program in Asheville for over 20 years and is committed to continuing its service to Asheville and the entire western North Carolina community while providing the same outstanding quality of education. A reception will be held this fall to celebrate the formal opening of the Mountain Area program. If you have questions about this program, please contact Kelly Reath, program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 251-6725.