Barton College and Nash Community College Partner on Transfer Agreements

barton-nash-smallWILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Nash Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of two new articulation agreements. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Nash Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton.

“Barton College welcomes collaboration with Nash Community College through these new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The connectivity we share through these partnerships broadens the multitude of educational opportunities for students regionally. It is gratifying to see Nash Community College and Barton College students, energized by their collegiate experience, seeking opportunities to continue their education at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.”

“We are excited that Barton College recognizes the value of the associate degree and how it blends smoothly into the baccalaureate transfer program,” said Dr. William S. Carver, II, president of Nash Community College. “This partnership provides a seamless transition from the associate’s degree to the bachelor’s degree. As we provide this level of service for our students, we know we are helping them prepare to take that next step in their education after graduating from Nash Community College.

Both presidents agree that their respective schools are committed to their communities and to the region at large. They emphasized that this new partnership will only strengthen their institutions’ educational commitment to Eastern North Carolina.

The first of two articulation agreements focuses on Nash 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 Nash 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.

The second articulation addresses Barton’s bilateral agreement with Nash Community College to ensure that those students successfully completing the Human Services Technology Associate in Applied Science degree at NCC may transfer with ease into the Social Work program at Barton College to complete a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree.

Any student who enrolls full time in the Barton College day program under these agreements with Nash Community College will qualify for an additional tuition scholarship.

“Our focus on meeting the needs of our students where they currently are academically means their enthusiasm builds as they imagine their next level of achievement,” explained Dr. Trent L. Mohrbutter, vice president of instruction and chief academic officer. “Part of our role is to make sure those doors of opportunity are open for our students to continue their educational pursuits through partnerships like this one with Barton. These partnerships are better for the students, better for Nash Community College, better for Barton College, and better for the community. At the heart of our institution is the innate desire to develop lifelong learners, learners who are excited about what comes next after they graduate from Nash Community College.”

This collaboration between Barton College and Nash Community College supports both institutions’ commitment to academically prepare students to be successful and productive leaders in their chosen professional fields.

“Barton has a long tradition of welcoming transfer students to the college,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “These agreements strengthen that tradition by smoothing the transition to Barton for students from Nash Community College. The agreements acknowledge our common interest in ensuring that students think critically, communicate effectively, and find meaningful careers.  And, they demonstrate how public and private institutions of higher education can work together for the good of Eastern North Carolina’s communities.”