Posted: Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Nov. 29, 2012
Officials of Saint Vincent College and Westmoreland County Community College signed an articulation agreement on Nov. 28 that will ensure that students who have earned an associate’s degree from WCCC may transfer up to half the credits they need for graduation with a bachelor’s degree from SVC in business, psychology, and criminology, law and society.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Daniel Obara, president of WCCC and Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president of SVC.
“This new agreement reinforces a strong cooperative relationship that has existed for many years between WCCC and SVC,” commented Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at Saint Vincent. “Over the past several decades, students who earned an associate’s degree from WCCC could continue their education at SVC. This articulation builds on our past relationship and extends it by providing a specific course of study at both institutions for students in business, criminology, law and society, and psychology. We expect to add several other programs of study in the coming months.”
“This agreement will allow WCCC graduates to enter Saint Vincent with junior status and without any loss of time or duplication of courses,” said Dr. Nicole Reaves, vice president for academic affairs and student services at WCCC.
Plans include extending the cooperation between the colleges to include faculty guest lecturing and participating in a variety of events on each campus.
In addition to the public announcement SVC will print materials and add information to its website for the benefit of personnel of both institutions while WCCC will include the SVC programs among its recruitment materials.
Photo: Participating in a ceremony to sign an articulation agreement were, from left, Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at Saint Vincent; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent; Dr. Daniel Obara, president of WCCC; and Dr. Nicole Reaves, vice president for academic affairs and student services at WCCC.
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