Ashland University Corporate Partners Program

Archway/Snyder's-Lance Bio

For more than 75 years, Archway® has shared in the simple traditions of families across America by providing a wide variety of freshly-baked cookies made by generations of Archway bakers.

We began in 1936, with Ruth and Harold Swanson, a husband and wife team. They began baking soft oatmeal cookies and doughnuts in their garage in Battle Creek, Michigan. With baking ingredients in short supply during World War II, the family concentrated exclusively on baking cookies.

Since then Archway has shared in the simple traditions of families across America by providing homestyle cookies made with high-quality ingredients. Throughout the years, while the ownership of the brand has changed many times, one thing has stayed consistent – passion for our high quality cookies. In December 2008, Snyder’s-Lance purchased Archway and today, Archway cookies are still made with pride at the Archway bakery in Ashland, Ohio.

We believe that “Snacking is a part of life and our passion makes it better”.


Snyder’s-Lance has achieved over a century of success and growth. One of the symbols of companies with records of long-term success is a culture based on a clearly defined set of shared values and expected behaviors. Our values provide guidelines and expectations for how our associates should interact with their coworkers, customers and business partners. Our success is directly attributed to these fundamental principles and they will continue to serve us well as we move into the future.


At Snyder’s-Lance, we make great products. But the key ingredient in our Company’s success isn’t one product, one brand, one department or one person. Success is in all of us, working as one team to meet our objectives.

Welcome Archway/Snyder's-Lance Employees

An Added Value That Fits Your Goals

The Eagle Community Partners Program at Ashland University is a value-added, employee-benefit opportunity. Eagle Community Partner employees, spouses, and dependents are eligible to receive the Eagle Community Partners Tuition Discount, giving them greater access to our nationally ranked, fully accredited degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Breakdown of benefits per category of student

Online undergraduate students: 10% tuition discount on top of most grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Traditional On-Campus Full-time undergraduate students: $1,000 per year ($500 per semester) on top of any other grants, scholarships, and student loans.

All Graduate students: 10% percent tuition discount on top of any other grants, scholarships, and student loans.

All students participating in our RN-BSN program: 10% tuition discount.

A Partnership for Success

Leaders within your organization took the first step by partnering with AU because they care and are passionate about providing you opportunities to succeed in and outside the workplace

Discover how Ashland University can enhance your performance and success through access to career advancement skills and valuable training opportunities, for you and your family!

Your Next Steps

We know everyone's journey doesn't look the same, so whether you've already applied and been accepted, or if you're just starting to look into how to use your tuition discounts you'll find your next step below.

If you need help figuring out where you're at, or how to start, we're here and happy to help. Reach out to the Eagle Community Partners Department by emailing or by calling 419.207.6745

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Need more information? Fill out and submit your information using the form on the right side of this page and someone from our admissions team will reach out. Or, you can send an email to asking for more information.

Explore Your Interests

Planning on taking online classes? Ready to experience life on campus? Your tuition discounts can be used no matter the program, or degree option. Choose below for which option works best for you!

If you are an online student, explore your program options by clicking here.

If you are an on-campus student, explore your program options by clicking here.

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Ready to go all-in?!

If you have already spoken to an admissions representative or would like to apply immediately, you may click here. If you are unsure of which application to fill out, you can call an admissions representative at 419.289.5738.

You may be wondering what's the catch. Seriously there isn't one. The only thing standing between you and your tuition discounts is a completed verification form.

Click the purple Verification Form button from the panel on the left, fill out and submit. Once you're officially accepted and enrolled the discount is applied, and that's it. We're happy to help you, learn for less.

Snyder’s-Lance Contact:
Lisa Pauley
HR Generalist

Ashland University Contact:

Dan Lawson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Chief Corporate Relations Officer

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