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Wesleyan Partners with Brunswick Community College

NCWC President Jim Gray, Provost & Senior VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Brown; BCC’s Dr. Sharon Thompson and President Susanne Adams approved the new academic agreement.

Rocky Mount, N.C.—An agreement between Brunswick Community College (BCC) and North Carolina Wesleyan College now makes it possible for students who complete a BCC associates degree to transfer seamlessly into Wesleyan’s Traditional or ASPIRE Adult Degree Program to work toward a bachelor’s degree.

Administrators of the two colleges signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 26 that allows Wesleyan to offer a number of courses on the BCC campus, in addition to online courses.  BCC associates degree graduates who are at least 22 years old with a GPA of 2.0 will be automatically accepted to work toward a bachelor’s degree through NC Wesleyan.

Brunswick Community College’s main campus is located in Bolivia, NC, with branch locations in Leland and at the South Brunswick Islands Center.

BCC President Susanne Adams said BCC students are eager to continue their education and that she welcomes the new opportunity that Wesleyan will provide. “Working with our college partner to serve this rural region has been delightful,” she said.

Dr. Sharon Thompson, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at BCC, said she expects the program to be available to BCC students as early as the 2014 fall semester. “We have a good plan in place administratively to help transfer and support the needs of students at Brunswick Community College,” she said.

Wesleyan President Jim Gray said the agreement opens the door for North Carolina Wesleyan to have a real impact in Brunswick County. “We have outstanding programs to support this initiative,” he said. “I am looking forward to a productive relationship.”

Wesleyan’s Vice President of Adult and Professional Studies, Dr. Evan Duff, added, “These relationships are important to the geographically bound working adults in this area who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Now they have access to do just that right here at Brunswick Community College.”

An Admissions and Advising Coordinator will be on the BCC campus to assist previous and future BCC graduates. For additional information, contact Katie Farrell (kfarrell@ncwc.edu) at 910-520-6786.

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