WWU, Scottsdale Community College Sign Agreement
|10/4/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
A new agreement between William Woods University and a two-year college in Arizona will facilitate the transfer of equine science students to WWU so they may complete a baccalaureate degree.
Qualified Scottsdale Community College students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree will be able to transfer to WWU and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Equestrian Science in an additional two years.
Dr. Tom Frankman, associate dean of academic services at WWU, said this agreement “provides equine science students at Scottsdale an opportunity to pursue additional scholarship in their field of interest.”
Both institutions have agreed to provide student support services in such areas as admissions, academic advising, library access and technical support.
The agreement, which went into effect this fall, also outlines a proposed plan of study for the two additional years SCC graduates will spend at William Woods University.
“We are honored to have secured an articulation agreement with Scottsdale Community College. This is a win-win situation for both the schools, and particularly for students, as it will ease transition, reduce educational expenses and offer incentives for advanced level work here at William Woods,” said Claudia Starr, chair of William Woods University’s equestrian division.
Scottsdale Community College, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., offers 39 associate degree programs and 50 plus certificate programs. Enrollment tops 10,000 students, and SCC prides itself in giving students transfer and career opportunities.
Dr. Patricia Evans, director of equine science at Scottsdale Community College, said, “I want our students to have options when they graduate from our two-year program. William Woods is now one of those options.”