Synergis Education Announces Expanded Partnership with Gwynedd Mercy University

PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 21, 2014) – Synergis Education, a premium educational services provider, has signed an extended partnership agreement with Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU). Under the new expanded contract, Synergis will now provide services for all on-ground degree programs offered through the University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Additionally, Synergis will work collaboratively with the University to extend the delivery option of the current Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to an Accelerated BSN program.

Gwynedd Mercy University, with an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, is a comprehensive, Catholic institution located in Gwynedd Valley, PA, with additional locations in Philadelphia, Bensalem and Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Synergis began its partnership with GMercyU in September 2012, providing the University with marketing, enrollment and retention services, as well as assistance in developing its online programs.

“Our organizations share a common and entrepreneurial spirit that embraces program excellence and innovation in education,” says Norm Allgood, Founder and CEO, Synergis Education. “Dr. Owens and her leadership team understand that they have to constantly look for unique opportunities to extend the density of their footprint throughout the Philadelphia Market-Place. The augmented agreement will allow our organizations to better fulfill our shared vision to best meet the evolving needs of GMercyU students. This is a logical next step in the evolution of our partnership and the entire team at Synergis is looking forward to working together to further shape the future of adult education.”

“The existing partnership with Synergis Education has helped us exceed many of our goals related to online programming,” said Dr. Kathleen Owens, President of GMercyU. “We’re excited about duplicating this success for our on-ground courses and also launching a unique program in Healthcare that helps us address a market need as well as the needs of our students. We are committed to offering the highest quality education that prepares our students for success in academia and beyond.”


Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” the college ranked in the first tier of its category, which is largely attributed to its high graduation and retention rates.


Synergis is a premium, full-service provider of educational services designed for college and university leaders who are not satisfied with the status quo. We assist our partner institutions in gaining regional prominence, enrollment growth, and overall sustainability through continual improvement and best practices. Synergis is unique among education services providers in that it is positioned to work with the entire adult higher education market, remaining agnostic as to the delivery method (online, face-to-face, blended, etc.).

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