22nd January 1999

 

STUDYING’S A LARK FOR NAVY COMMANDER

 

An American navy commander is among the students who have earned a diploma after successfully completing an International Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Commander Gare Wragg from New England has been based at RAF Digby near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, since 1996. But his studies have more to do with his future career plans than with his present military role.

 

“My goal is to further my military career as well as looking towards my post-military employment,” said Commander Wragg. “MBAs are pretty important in the US when it comes to finding a second career. As ULH is a new university, and since it’s close to where I live, I thought studying for a diploma would be a good idea.”

 

Commander Wragg’s two-year course in doing business internationally involved overseas trips to France and Greece as well as a grounding in subjects such as strategic planning and economics.

 

“I love England and I love Lincolnshire,” he said, “but unfortunately I have to leave in the summer to begin a posting in London.”

 

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For more information, or to arrange photographs and/or interviews, contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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