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Tech, UACCH Sign Agreement

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Residents of Hope and the surrounding areas will soon have access to additional educational opportunities thanks to an agreement signed by Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope on Tuesday.

Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown (photographed, left) and University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Chancellor Chris Thomason (photographed, right) signed the agreement at the Lake Point Conference Center.

Vice Chancellor for Academics Jennifer Methvin also represented the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope during the meeting.

Arkansas Tech officials on hand Tuesday to welcome the delegation to campus included Dr. Mary Ann Rollans, dean of the college of professional studies and Annette Stuckey, director of professional studies.

Under the new agreement, graduates from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope will be able to seamlessly transition into the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program at Arkansas Tech University.

Students enrolled in the program will be able to take all of the courses necessary to complete their bachelor’s degree over the Internet.

The memorandum states the intent of the agreement is “to improve the economic status and employment opportunities available to citizens with a bachelor’s degree in the state of Arkansas.”

“This is a great day for both Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope,” said Brown.  “Both institutions share a vision of providing educational opportunities to those we serve.  Through this agreement, more students will reap the countless rewards of obtaining a baccalaureate degree.”

For more information about the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree, visit the College of Professional Studies website by clicking on http://www.atu.edu/psco/ or call 479-968-0318.

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