Eastern Gateway education: A Family Affair

Posted Nov. 15, 2018 by

Taking advantage of her union’s FREE college program has become a family affair for OCSEA member Lolita Polk and her two children.

Polk, who works for the Bureau of Workers Compensation, first read about the Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) in the union's magazine. She decided to follow up on the program after she noticed a flier on a union bulletin board at work stating that OCSEA members and their families can get their associates degree online for FREE.

Just for being a dues-paying union member, Polk and both her children are now pursuing their education goals for absolutely no money out-of-pocket, saving the family approximately $20,000!

Read her story and more in the last edition of the union's magazine, the Public Employee Quarterly.

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