Pierpont Community & Technical College, Glenville State College partner to ease student transition

Pierpont Community & Technical College, Glenville State College partner to ease student transition

GLENVILLE — Pierpont Community & Technical College and Glenville State College last week entered into an agreement that will allow students to more easily transition from a two-year program to a bachelor's degree program.
 
Students of Pierpont who complete a two-year program for one of several degrees and earn at least a 2.0 GPA will be guaranteed to be accepted into a complementary Glenville State bachelor’s program.
 
The eligible Associate of Applied Science programs are: Business Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Criminal Justice and Health Sciences.
 
In addition to the guaranteed admission, students will receive a one-time scholarship of $500 for their first semester at Glenville State.
 
Michael Waide, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pierpont, said the partnership will benefit the students by expanding their opportunities.
 
"Pierpont Community & Technical College is excited about this landmark affiliation and relationship with our sister baccalaureate institute Glenville State," said Waide. "As north-central West Virginia’s community college — as Glenville State’s neighboring community college — we are excited to educate and train the students and workers of north central WV, preparing them for entry-level employment and workforce readiness.
 
"This partnership with Glenville State allows our students the possibility to further their education, which will just create more opportunities for them."
 
Glenville State College President Dr. Tracy Pellett said he hopes the agreement will help lead to more collaboration between the institutions.
 
"This landmark agreement sets the stage for many more opportunities for our institutions to team together on initiatives and programs that are relevant and connected to the business needs of our region. I expect very great things to transpire between us," Pellett said.
 
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