Gateway to Degrees: Getting Credit For Your Work Experience

Gateway to Degrees is an initiative of the St. Louis Regional Chamber aimed at increasing adult degree attainment in the St. Louis region. Through collaboration and partnerships with St. Louis businesses and higher education institutions, Gateway to Degrees aims to connect adults with the support and resources that will help them get back to — and through college.

At “Getting Credit For Your Work Experience,” attendees will get an introduction and brief overview of available options to receive school credit for their work experience, professional certificates, and about transfer credits from representatives from two of our Gateway to Degrees partner universities.


Speaker Bios

Carla Van Loo

Carla Van Loo has been working in higher education for nearly a decade. She has a Master of Science in Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse. Throughout her career, she has worked in various capacities throughout higher education including working with post-traditional adult learners, academic advising, student success, and retention. She currently works at Lindenwood University as the Manager of the Student Success Center in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs.


John Hardin

John Hardin combines over 20 years of professional sales and management experience with his desire to conduct business with the utmost integrity. He successfully assists his clients by helping them develop learning and development initiatives as well as help them self-discover what educational platforms are essential for the sustainable growth of the organization. The key to success is to foster an environment of trust to ensure a mutually beneficial collaboration.


Date: Thursday, September 27th

Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Where: Room 1, Jamestown Bluff Library Branch, 4153 N Hwy 67, Florissant, MO 63034

Cost: Free