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Friday, February 15, 2008

PSU, Seward County Community College work to make transfer easier

Pittsburg State University and Seward County Community College are making it easier for community college graduates to earn their four-year degrees. PSU and SCCC officials signed an articulation agreement this week that makes it possible for SCCC graduates with an associate of applied science degree to enter PSU’s bachelor of applied science degree programs as juniors.

Dr. Tom Bryant, president of Pittsburg State University, and Dr. Duane M. Dunn, president of Seward County Community College, signed the articulation agreement at the Kansas Board of Regents office in Topeka this week.

“It is important for the citizens of Kansas that the state’s universities, community colleges and technical colleges work together to meet the educational needs of all Kansans,” Bryant said. “This agreement and similar agreements that Pittsburg State University will sign with community colleges across the state will help broaden opportunities for Kansas citizens to earn baccalaureate degrees, improve their standard of living and contribute to the economy of the state.”

The articulation agreement with Seward County Community College is the first of at least eight similar agreements that PSU officials say they expect to sign with other community colleges across Kansas this spring. Called the AAS to BAS Pathway Program, the agreements align the community college associate of applied science degrees with bachelor of applied science degrees offered in PSU’s College of Technology.

For more information on the AAS to BAS Pathway Program, contact Dr. Robert Masters, director of community college and workforce partnerships, at 620-235-4172, rmasters@pittstate.edu. For more information about programs available in the PSU College of Technology, visit their Web site at www.pittstate.edu/tech, or call the department at 620-235-4365.

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In photo: Seward County Community College President Duane Dunn, left, and Pittsburg State University President Tom Bryant sign the agreement. Looking on, left to right, are: Cynthia Rapp, SCCC dean of instruction; Celeste Donovan, SCCC dean of student services; Donna Shank, vice chairperson of the Kansas Board of Regents; and Steve Scott, PSU vice president for academic affairs.