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Shepherd, Hagerstown Community College sign 2+2 agreements

ISSUED: 16 May 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University and Hagerstown Community College (HCC) have signed eight 2+2 transfer articulation agreements that will allow students who earn certain two-year degrees at HCC to easily transfer to Shepherd. Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Shepherd president, and Dr. Carol Rothstein, HCC acting chief academic officer, signed the agreements, the first between the two schools, during a ceremony at Shepherd on May 14.

“About a year and a half ago, I had the privilege of visiting HCC’s magnificent campus,” Hendrix said. “Everything I saw was so innovative, creative, and thoughtfully planned. We look forward to partnering with HCC in many different ways—because we are stronger together.”

“I’m excited as an administrator for this partnership to continue and to look for other areas where we can continue to develop transfer agreements,” said Rothstein, whose son is transferring from HCC to Shepherd. “For some parents, it can be a little confusing to know how classes transfer. It is wonderful for students to have a clearly identified pathway.”

The 2+2 transfer agreements between Shepherd and HCC include the following programs:

“We are excited about these eight programs that will have very specific pathways for HCC students to be successful here at Shepherd,” said Dr. Scott Beard, acting provost. “Many of our transfer students come from HCC, and it’s important to have those pathways in place for a smooth transition from community college to Shepherd University.”

“I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff from both campuses who collaborated together to develop these eight 2+2 transfer agreements,” said Dr. Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for Academic Community Outreach.

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