Arkansas State University (A-State) Chancellor Kelly Damphousse joined with University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) Chancellor Deborah Frazier to sign official articulation agreements for 22 academic programs on Wed., Oct. 24.
The ceremony conducted at UACCB’s Independence Hall is the latest in A-State’s campaign to improve transfer relationships with regional two-year institutions, according to a news release from A-State.
“These types of agreements are very important to our students,” said Frazier. “Our students have sacrificed both time and money for their courses, and these agreements give them the confidence of knowing that they have not wasted either one as they get ready to transition to a four-year institution. Over the years, we have had many UACCB graduates attend Arkansas State, and we know this will ensure they have a broad range of choices when choosing the next level of education.”
“We want to make sure everyone in north central Arkansas knows that Arkansas State is here for you,” said Damphousse. “Graduates of UACCB represent one of our largest groups of transfers at A-State. We want to strengthen our ties and make it easier for future UA Batesville graduates to complete their four-year degrees with us. I hope the graduates of UACCB know they are welcome in Jonesboro.”
This semester, Damphousse began a series of signing ceremonies to signify the new relationships between A-State and other institutions of higher learning.
“We know the Batesville area has strong ties with Jonesboro,” Damphousse said. “Many students come to A-State from their high schools in this area, but for some, family or other factors are initially in the way. For others, time after completing an associate’s degree to work is necessary before returning to college. And for some, their work or life experience reveals the need to go on for a four-year degree. These articulation agreements show the pathway is ready and open.”
A-State’s Transfer Task Force has worked throughout the summer and into the early fall on the creation of new articulation agreements with dozens of institutions in the state and region.
“As I said previously, this doesn’t end with today’s event,” Damphousse said. “We have more than 300 individual degree articulation agreements signed this year and continue to add more each month. Our goal is to make progression to a four-year degree from any community college in our state or upper Delta region clear and simple as possible.”
The A-State degree programs signing articulation agreements with UACCB include accounting, agriculture, business administration, business economics, business technology, communication studies, computer and information technology, criminology, computer science, chemistry, disaster preparedness and emergency management, economics, English, global supply chain management, history, international business, management, organizational supervision, political science, psychology, sociology and strategic communication.
To learn more about transferring to A-State, one may go to AState.edu/Transfer<http://www.AState.edu/Transfer>. For more info about UACCB, head to uaccb.edu.
Chancellor Kelly Damphousse (seated center, left) of Arkansas State and Chancellor Deborah Frazier (seated center, right) pose with UACCB students who are considering completing their four-year degrees at Arkansas State University.
Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse (l) and UACCB Chancellor Deborah Frazier (r). Images via ASU.
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