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Final Week on Ashford Campus

The term "final exam" is taking on a whole new meaning this week at Ashford University in Clinton. After graduation this weekend, the campus will close, and only offer courses online.

Campus director, Charlie Minnick, says it's been a difficult year since the closing announcement last summer. But their goal has been "keeps our heads held high, move forward, and finish strong."
Three hundred students attended classes on campus this year, and 180 will graduate this weekend.

Some will complete their degree online while others will transfer to one of the 16 institutions we've signed agreements with.

Minnick says in addition to the final, final exams this week, the last Ashford athletic team will compete - the softball team is playing in the conference tournament in Georgia.

The final weekend begins on Friday with tours and receptions for alumni and current and former faculty and staff. Commencement is on Saturday, with a final choir concert on Sunday in Clinton. 
I'm Herb Trix. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.