NBRPA Continues to Provide Higher Education Opportunities to Legends Through Partnership with Kaplan University

February 15, 2018

Legends of Basketball Partners with Renowned Online University to Offer Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Programs

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2018) – In an ongoing effort to provide more educational opportunities to former players, the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is continuing its partnership with Kaplan University to offer former players the chance to further their higher education through Kaplan University.

“When one door closes in life, another one invariably presents itself. Often, especially now, the key to unlocking that opportunity is education,” said Scott Rochelle, interim president and CEO of the NBRPA.
“We are incredibly excited to continue our relationship with the team at Kaplan University to provide our members with an avenue to achieve a quality education.”

“Team Kaplan has enjoyed its relationship with the NBRPA and we’re very happy to continue helping its members pursue their educational goals by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree and conquer what’s next in the game of life,” said Chris Wheedleton, Kaplan Higher Education’s Vice President for Corporate and Community Partnerships.

The NBRPA and Kaplan University agreement began three years ago. Through the partnership, Kaplan University offers a tuition reduction rate on bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to NBRPA members and their families.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association is the official alumni association for Legends of the NBA, WNBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters. Founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens, and Oscar Robertson, the NBRPA pursues a mission of helping former players transition to life after the game. The NBRPA is the only alumni organization of its kind working in direct partnership with its league and player’s association - the NBA and National Basketball Players Association. The organization delivers an array of programs to support the career advancement, education and health and wellness of former professional basketball players and their families. The NBRPA is headquartered in Chicago and has been established as a 501(c) 3 organization.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University serves more than 30,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 14 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin, and a Kaplan University Learning Center in Maryland.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which serves over one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 15,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.Kaplan.com.