Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) Hans Hut School of Business announced this week a global initiative with Freudenberg-NOK. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is a leading market and technology partner for demanding applications, including sealing technology and electro-mobility. Established in 1989, Freudenberg-NOK is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg in Germany and NOK Corporation in Japan. The company boasts 8,000 employees in North America and over 60,000 globally and is one of the largest employers in White County, GA where Truett McConnell University (TMU) resides. 

As part of the new initiative, TMU will be a preferred online education provider for Freudenberg-NOK employees. Initially, the partnership will focus on undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business with the opportunity to broaden degree programs and the languages in which they are offered. 

Tiffani Carson, Human Resource Manager for Freudenberg-NOK said, “I am excited to be a part of this partnership with TMU, we value growth for our associates and this opportunity is right in our community. Our team members are looking forward to furthering their education while working; with the online, hybrid and onsite classes it offers many options for their success.” 

“Truett McConnell University is honored to be partnering with Freudenberg-NOK, the leading specialist in sealing technology globally,” shared Dr. Emir Caner, President of TMU. “Combining the leading innovator and experts in sealing with our distinguished MBA program, we will see a new generation of business professionals who will make their mark both at home and around the world.” 

Dr. Kimberly Maiocco, Dean of the Hans Hut School of Business added, “It is an honor to receive the trust of Freudenberg-NOK in supporting the professional development of their employees globally. Freudenberg values collaborative innovation and we look forward to a long relationship of providing expanding academic opportunities through our business programs and new partnership.” 

Dr. Stacy Hall, Associate Professor of Business and Program Director of Strategic Partnerships for TMU’s Hans Hut School of Business said, “This new partnership with Freudenberg-NOK underscores our School of Business’ commitment to partner with leading companies around the globe to not only provide a quality education, but to also provide collaboration and employment opportunities for our students.” 

Truett McConnell University is a private Christian liberal arts and sciences university located in Cleveland, Georgia, offering 50 different programs of study including baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The University boasts a 16:1 students to faculty ratio while 100% of freshmen receive financial aid.


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