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November 25, 2009

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UT Tyler and TVCC Enter Partnership to Help Students Earn 4- Year Degrees

Seated (l to r): UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry and TVCC President Glendon Forgey.

Seated (l to r): UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry and TVCC President Glendon Forgey.
Standing (l to r): Dr. Peter J. Fos, Dr. Howard Patterson, Dr. Jeremy McMillen, David McAnally, Gregg Lassen and Dr. Jerry King.

The University of Texas at Tyler and Trinity Valley Community College have become partners in education to help students earn a four-year degree, Dr. Peter J. Fos, UT Tyler provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, announced.

The partnership includes strategies that will make the transition of TVCC graduates to UT Tyler seamless.

“The main objective of this partnership is to simplify the process of earning a four-year degree so that when TVCC students graduate and enroll at UT Tyler they know that those credits will transfer. They also know what courses they will need to complete at UT Tyler,” UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry said.

Through the articulations, students will have a clear roadmap of what courses to complete at TVCC during their freshman and sophomore years as well as a clear list of the remaining courses required from UT Tyler during their junior and seniors years leading to the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

“TVCC is very pleased to partner with UT Tyler to enable our students to transfer their credits earned from a TVCC associates degree to UT Tyler. This is a tremendous benefit for our students and will allow them to more easily earn their bachelor’s degree,” said TVCC President Glendon Forgey.

The agreement is intended to create a seamless transfer process, support concurrent enrollment when appropriate and assist students in completing their educational objectives.

TVCC enrolls more than 12,000 students annually. The college offers associate degrees, certificates of proficiency and workforce training programs.

“Student success is the top priority for both institutions. We want all students to benefit from the fine academic programs offered at both TVCC and UT Tyler and give them the opportunity to earn a four-year degree. There’s no need for any student to have to leave the area to earn that four-year degree,” Fos added.

UT Tyler has an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a Ph.D. in nursing.

 

 
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