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Champaign County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Education Discounts for Champaign County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Members

Committed to the educational needs of our region, we are proud to partner with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce to offer a tuition discount for all chamber members. In addition, dependent children of chamber members are eligible for the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce scholarship.


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Get started with online or graduate programs at Franklin University.

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Get started with a traditional, on-campus experience at Urbana University. 

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Partnership Benefits


Tuition Savings

As a result of our partnership, all members of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce can take advantage of a 20 percent tuition discount and free books on all online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree and certificate programs offered by Franklin University, including those offered on-site at our Urbana University Branch Campus.

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is an exclusive benefit for dependent children of chamber members. This $9,000 scholarship, which is renewable for up to 4 years, can be used toward tuition and room and board for on-campus students pursuing an undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be split between fall and spring terms.

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Options to Fit Your Needs

Guided by Franklin University’s mission to provide educational opportunities for learners everywhere, the university, a leading educator of working adults since 1902, acquired Urbana University in 2014. With the approval of the Higher Learning Commission, Urbana was transitioned to a Franklin University branch campus in 2017. The integration of Urbana into Franklin means more options for partnership students - from what you can study, to how and where you study. At Franklin University and our Urbana University Branch Campus, the choices are yours. 


About Urbana

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in the heart of Ohio, provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports.

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About Franklin

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

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Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the admission process, contact: 

Karen Chuvalas
UrbanaWORKS Business Development Manager
937.772.9270 | Email >

Education: Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications, Ohio University

Professional Experience: My background offers extensive experience in partnerships and business development with a focus on serving our local community for economic growth, youth education & leadership.

Personal Statement: My passion is working in and supporting our community. Education has always been a part of what I do to help people learn, grow and succeed in their endeavors. I've been a leader in the scouting program for over 19 years, served on the MHR Board of Union County, supporting the Marysville Art League, participating in several local business organizations in Urbana and jumping in to help wherever I can.

Hobbies: Family first, then helping in the community, writing children's books, gardening, traveling, enjoying music & cultural events.