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NC Wesleyan and Pitt Community College agree to Partnership

Rocky Mount and Greenville, NC – North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) and Pitt Community College (PCC) have entered into a partnership to further enhance and expand the educational opportunities of associate degree graduates in eastern North Carolina.

Board of Trustees member Tom Betts and Chair Vel Johnson confirmed the partnership with Pitt Community College President Dr. Dennis Massey following the signing of the agreement with NCWC President James Gray.

On August 17, NCWC President James Gray III and PCC President Dr. Dennis Massey signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines the details of the partnership in which Wesleyan will begin teaching business administration courses on the Pitt campus in January.

“The partnership between Pitt and Wesleyan creates another option for Pitt students, graduates, and Greenville area residents seeking a 4-year degree,” said Gray.  “This is very good news for both full-time students and working adults who want to continue their education.”

As part of the agreement, Wesleyan will begin offering a number of courses on the Pitt campus from its Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Students will have the option to take accelerated 8-week, one-night-a-week classes as well as accelerated 8-week online classes.  Wesleyan will establish a seamless, guaranteed transfer guide for PCC’s associate in arts, associate in science and some associate of applied science degree students.  NCWC tuition will not exceed the state system’s direct cost of attendance.

“North Carolina Wesleyan College understands the importance of assisting working adults as they strive to further their education,” said Dr. Evan Duff, Interim Provost. “This type of partnering with high quality community colleges has created opportunities for adult students that have not been seen before in this part of the state.”

Wesleyan has formed similar partnerships with Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington and Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.  The partnerships are coordinated and managed by Dr. Duff through the Wesleyan Office of Adult and Professional Studies.

An advisor from Wesleyan will be available on Pitt’s campus was to help students maximize their credit transfers and provide specialized support unique to the adult students. Bob Davis will serve as the onsite admissions and advising coordinator for the PCC program.

For more information about the partnership, contact the NCWC Office of Adult and Professional Studies at www.ncwc.edu or Bob Davis directly at rcdavis@ncwc.edu.