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OTC Students Benefit From Articulation Agreement Between Okefenokee Tech & VSU

Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) officials are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to facilitate the transferring of credits between the two institutions. OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton and VSU President Dr. Patrick Schloss signed an agreement recently that identifies 13 Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) courses offered at OTC that are now eligible for transfer (pending a grade of C or higher) to VSU.

"We are excited about this new opportunity with Valdosta State," said Dr. Thaxton. "The agreement will be extremely beneficial for our students, giving them more options as they prepare for a career and, at some point, seek to advance their career. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with VSU.”

“It is our pleasure to be associated with Okefenokee Technical College and regard it as an outstanding postsecondary institution,” said VSU President Patrick J. Schloss. “We look forward to strengthening an already outstanding relationship with the professional staff and faculty of the College. The agreement will provide a seamless transition for students beginning their college careers in Waycross and completing in Valdosta.”

President Schloss and President Thaxton met for a formal signing ceremony at VSU’s main campus Monday, July 19, 2010. Joining them were OTC Public Relations Director Cindy Tanner and several VSU administrative staff: Ms. Thressea H. Boyd, assistant to the president for communications; Dr. Kristina M. Cragg, assistant to the president for strategic research and analysis; Mr. John D. Crawford, vice president for university advancement; Ms. Laverne Lewis Gaskins, university attorney, and Dr. Philip Gunter, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. VSU and OTC sign Agreement

Dr. Gunter and OTC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Pearce, together with Presidents Schloss and Thaxton, collaborated to develop an agreement that provides a seamless transfer of courses judged to be equivalent in content and quality. According to Dr. Gunter, the agreement supports and enhances a student’s opportunity to earn a four-year degree.

“Articulation agreements like this allow us to demonstrate our level of commitment to students through seamless education efforts and partnerships that have students at their core,” stated Thaxton. “This is a step forward for us. Not only do students get to use their credits earned in the associate degree program as they seek a higher degree, they also have a significant cost savings.”

For more information, visit the OTC Website at www.okefenokeetech.edu (Admissions/ Equivalency Agreements).

Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) officials are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to facilitate the transferring of credits between the two institutions. OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton and VSU President Dr. Patrick Schloss signed an agreement recently that identifies 13 Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) courses offered at OTC that are now eligible for transfer (pending a grade of C or higher) to VSU.

"We are excited about this new opportunity with Valdosta State," said Dr. Thaxton. "The agreement will be extremely beneficial for our students, giving them more options as they prepare for a career and, at some point, seek to advance their career. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with VSU.”

“It is our pleasure to be associated with Okefenokee Technical College and regard it as an outstanding postsecondary institution,” said VSU President Patrick J. Schloss. “We look forward to strengthening an already outstanding relationship with the professional staff and faculty of the College. The agreement will provide a seamless transition for students beginning their college careers in Waycross and completing in Valdosta.”

President Schloss and President Thaxton met for a formal signing ceremony at VSU’s main campus Monday, July 19, 2010. Joining them were OTC Public Relations Director Cindy Tanner and several VSU administrative staff: Ms. Thressea H. Boyd, assistant to the president for communications; Dr. Kristina M. Cragg, assistant to the president for strategic research and analysis; Mr. John D. Crawford, vice president for university advancement; Ms. Laverne Lewis Gaskins, university attorney, and Dr. Philip Gunter, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Gunter and OTC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Pearce, together with Presidents Schloss and Thaxton, collaborated to develop an agreement that provides a seamless transfer of courses judged to be equivalent in content and quality. According to Dr. Gunter, the agreement supports and enhances a student’s opportunity to earn a four-year degree.

“Articulation agreements like this allow us to demonstrate our level of commitment to students through seamless education efforts and partnerships that have students at their core,” stated Thaxton. “This is a step forward for us. Not only do students get to use their credits earned in the associate degree program as they seek a higher degree, they also have a significant cost savings.”

For more information, visit the OTC Website at www.okefenokeetech.edu (Admissions/ Equivalency Agreements).

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Okefenokee Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton (left) and Valdosta State University President Dr. Patrick Schloss recently signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transferring of credits between the two institutions.

 

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