Public Invited to Open House at Saint Leo University-Ocala

Posted on: November 28, 2017

The public is invited to an open house at Saint Leo University’s Ocala Education Center from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 14.

Members of the Saint Leo-Ocala team will introduce themselves and the university’s programs. Some of the most popular programs offered in Ocala are human services, elementary and middle grades education, and criminal justice.

Hallmarks of the Ocala Education Center are access and convenience. Classes are available when students, mainly adult learners, need them, said Rena Thomas, center director.

Saint Leo University is a private, nonprofit university founded by Benedictine monks and sisters. The university honors its Benedictine roots by incorporating its core values in every class. One of the core values is “community,” and the Ocala Education Center works closely with the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. The university offers CEP members and their employees a 10 percent discount.

The Ocala Education Center also works closely with many human services-related agencies and the Marion County Public Schools, and many students are hired for full-time positions following completion of their field placement.

Saint Leo University’s Ocala Education Center is at 1930 S.W. 38th Ave., Ocala, FL, 34474

For more information or special accommodations, contact the Ocala Education Center at (352) 671-3391, or by email at

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University ( is a modern Catholic teaching university that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and the timeless Benedictine wisdom that seeks balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The Saint Leo University of today is a private, nonprofit institution that creates hospitable learning communities wherever students want to be or need to be, whether that is a campus classroom, a web-based environment, an employer’s worksite, a military base, or an office park. Saint Leo welcomes people of all faiths and of no religious affiliation, and encourages learners of all generations. The university is committed to providing educational opportunities to the nation’s armed forces, veterans, and their families. Saint Leo is regionally accredited to award degrees ranging from the associate to the doctorate, and the faculty and staff guide all students to develop their capacities for critical thinking, moral reflection, and lifelong learning and leadership.

The university remains the faithful steward of the beautiful lakeside University Campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where its founding monks created the first Catholic college in the state in 1889. Serving more than 13,000 students, Saint Leo has expanded to downtown Tampa, to other sites in Florida and beyond, and maintains a physical presence in seven states. The university provides highly respected online learning programs to students nationally and internationally. More than 90,000 alumni reside in all 50 states, in Washington, DC, in three U.S. territories, and in 76 countries.

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