Wayne Community College, University Of Mount Olive Sign Transfer Agreement

Wayne Community College Interim President Patty Pfeiffer (left) and University of Mount Olive President H. Edward Croom shake hands after signing an agreement that facilitates transfer from WCC associate in applied science programs into corresponding UMO bachelor’s degree programs.

Wayne Community College and the University of Mount Olive have partnered to ease students’ transition between their degree programs.

The two signed an “articulation agreement” titled “UMO Promise.” It is designed to “enhance educational opportunities and facilitate a seamless transfer of graduates from specified WCC associate in applied science degree programs to the University of Mount Olive bachelor’s degree programs,” the document said.

The agreement provides current students and recent graduates of WCC’s Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Agribusiness Technology, Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Turfgrass Management, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Human Services, and Early Childhood Education programs admission into corresponding UMO programs.

UMO will accept up to 60 credit hours from these programs when the student has a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Administrators from Wayne Community College and the University of Mount Olive celebrate the signing of an agreement that facilitates transfer from certain community college programs into university programs. Gathered were (front row, left to right): WCC Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Services Brandon Jenkins, WCC Interim President Patty Pfeiffer, UMO President H. Edward Croom, and UMO Vice President for Academic Affairs Todd Telemeco; (back row, left to right) WCC Applied Technologies Dean Ernie White, WCC Business and Computer Technologies Dean Tracy Schmeltzer, WCC Allied Health and Public Services Dean Janiel Marak, WCC Interim Arts and Sciences Dean Laura Buddin, UMO Assistant Vice President for Curriculum Development Burt Lewis, UMO School of Arts and Sciences Dean Gerald Seaton, UMO School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Dean Sandy Maddox, and UMO Tillman School of Business Dean Kathy Best.

As part of the agreement, WCC students will be exposed to UMO’s offerings and will be provided a UMO admissions representative to assist them.

“The bottom line has been and always will be, we can do our best education and our best for the community by sharing our resources and teaming up together,” Dr. Patty Pfeiffer, Interim president of WCC, said during the signing ceremony for the agreement. “Sometimes, partnering is the best for everyone.”

“Being two great educational institutions in this county, we could be doing so much more for our citizens,” said Dr. H. Edward Croom, president of UMO. “We can unite to do a lot better. I think our county needs it, our county deserves it, and I know it will benefit our students. I am looking forward to a great partnership and doing great things.”

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