August 1, 2012
Southeastern Community College (SCC) and North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) have entered into a partnership to enhance and expand the educational opportunities of associate degree graduates in southeastern North Carolina. Pictured at the signing of the memorandum of understanding are (seated, left) James Gray III, NCWC president; Dr. Kathy Matlock, SCC president; (standing, left) Katie Ferrell, NCWC Wilmington director; Dr. Evan Duff, NCWC interim provost and vice president of adult and professional studies; John Dismukes, NCWC admissions and advising coordinator; Dr. Morgan Phillips, SCC vice president of academic and student affairs; and Peggy Blackmon, SCC dean of allied health, business and technology.
Southeastern Community College (SCC) and North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) have entered into a partnership to enhance and expand the educational opportunities of associate degree graduates in southeastern North Carolina.
SCC President Kathy Matlock and NCWC President James Gray III signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday at Southeastern that outlines the details of the partnership.
“North Carolina Wesleyan College understands the importance of assisting working adults in their communities to further their education,” said Dr. Evan Duff, NCWC interim provost. “The best way to do this is by partnering with high quality community colleges and creating partnerships that have not been seen in eastern NC before.”
As part of the agreement, NCWC will offer courses at SCC’s campus and online to allow local students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wesleyan, NCWC will automatically accept Southeastern graduates who are at least 22 years old with a GPA of 2.0, NCWC tuition will not exceed the state system’s cost of attendance, and Wesleyan will establish a seamless, guaranteed, transfer guide for SCC’s associate in arts and associate in science degree students.
“A significant advantage of this partnership is that an advisor from Wesleyan will be available here on Southeastern’s campus to help students maximize the transferability of their credits,” said Dr. Morgan Phillips, SCC vice president of academic and student affairs.
Southeastern’s president emphasized that the agreement with Wesleyan is just the latest in a series of partnerships with four-year institutions that expand educational opportunities for SCC graduates and other individuals in Columbus County who have earned associate’s degrees.
“For nearly 50 years, Southeastern has put short-term training and two-year degree programs within reach for thousands of Columbus County students. This partnership with N.C. Wesleyan is just one of the ways that SCC is working to ensure that four-year degree programs are accessible for our students who desire to continue their education,” said Matlock.
For more information about the educational opportunities that will be available as part of the partnership, contact the SCC Admissions Office at (910) 642-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to visit the N.C. Wesleyan website.