WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Edgecombe Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of a new articulation agreement. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Edgecombe to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton.
“Barton College welcomes this opportunity to partner with Edgecombe Community College through this new articulation agreement,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “This collaboration will provide a host of academic opportunities for students regionally as they complete their associate’s degrees at Edgecombe and plan to further their education at Barton to complete baccalaureate and graduate degrees. And, as this partnership continues to evolve, it will be equally gratifying and inspiring for both institutions to witness the maturation and academic achievements of these students who will benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of talented faculty, at Edgecombe and Barton, who have dedicated their professional careers to student success.”
“We are very pleased to provide Edgecombe students with this opportunity to earn a four-year degree close to home,” said Dr. Deborah L. Lamm, president of Edgecombe Community College. “Associate degree completion at the college, followed by admission into the major and baccalaureate completion at Barton, will save students and their families both time and money. It’s a win-win.”
Both presidents and their campuses are committed to their communities and to the region at large. This new partnership will only strengthen their institutions’ educational commitment to Eastern North Carolina.
This new articulation agreement focuses on Edgecombe Community College students who have completed their Associate in Arts degree or Associate in Science degree with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Having met all standard admission requirements, these Edgecombe Community College graduates may transfer to Barton College at the junior level with all baccalaureate general college core requirements satisfied, with the exception of the junior level general education capstone course (GEN 301) that will be completed during the Barton Experience.
Any student who enrolls full time in the Barton College day program under this agreement with Edgecombe Community College will qualify for an additional tuition scholarship.
According to Dr. Harry Starnes, dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Edgecombe Community College, “Former Edgecombe students have spoken of successful transfer experiences to Barton and have repeatedly mentioned that staff and faculty have welcomed them to campus, giving our students all the assistance they needed to hit the ground running on the way to their four-year degree. This new articulation agreement will make the transition even more seamless and will enable more ECC students to transfer successfully.”
This collaboration between Barton College and Edgecombe Community College supports both institutions’ commitment to academically prepare students to be successful and productive leaders in their chosen professional fields.
“Barton College and Edgecombe Community College share a commitment to the success of our students and of the communities they live in,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “This articulation agreement, and the relationships that support it, ensure that more students in Eastern North Carolina will get outstanding educational experiences, flourish in their chosen professions, and effectively serve the communities they call home.”