WEST HAVEN — Ketryk Wilder of Burnt Hills, N.Y., will be a sophomore at the University of New Haven this fall, but he won’t be in West Haven. He will be the university’s first exchange student in South Korea.

Last month UNH signed an exchange agreement with the Korea National Police University (KNPU), by virtue of which Wilder will join a class of 30 Korean students who will be studying criminal justice as they train to become Korean national police officers. In return KNPU has identified two students who will attend UNH in the fall.

The exchange agreement was signed by UNH and KNPU on July 30 when the KNPU president and chief superintendent general Cheon-Ho Suh came to West Haven to tour the UNH campus.

Each year KNPU admits 120 South Koreans between the age of 17 to 20 who are high school graduates and have proven scholastic ability.  Students must successfully complete a four-year course of study (172 credits) to graduate.

 BRIDGEPORT — Housatonic Community College’s Early Childhood Laboratory School has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The accreditation is valid until September 1, 2017.

To earn NAEYC accreditation, the lab school went through a self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria.  The program received NAEYC accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation.

 WEST HAVEN — The University of New Haven will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in economics within the College of Business this fall.

“The program is innovative because it will stress both the economics of sustainability and entrepreneurial leadership,” explains Larry Flanagan, executive dean of the College of Business. “Having the program based in the College of Business is ideal because it conveys the benefits associated with the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences and the traditional business disciplines,” he adds.

The program will prepare graduates for careers in government service and at non-governmental organizations, as well as in banking, finance and health care. In addition, the degree will prepare students for graduate and professional programs such as law.

Students in the program will be able to select a concentration in behavioral economics, sustainability or general economics. The program will prepare students to analyze the costs of a company being green and will emphasize creative business thinking. The sustainability concentration within the program will focus on how societies can address future resource scarcities and serve as a platform for a discussion on the economic solutions to the problems of climate change, scarcity of water and energy, growing populations, and biodiversity and the loss of ecosystems.

More information is available at newhaven.edu/6439/Undergrad/319236/.