ALBEMARLE, N.C. — The University of Mount Olive (UMO) and Stanly Community College (SCC) recently signed an articulation agreement to provide SCC Agribusiness graduates the ability to easily transfer into UMO’s bachelor’s degree program.
According to SCC officials, SCC has numerous agreements with four-year institutions, aimed at simplifying and streamlining the transfer process and minimizing the duplication of coursework. However, this is the first agreement for the school’s Agribusiness program, which began in 2017.
UMO is the only private institution in NC that offers multiple Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agriculture, including Agribusiness. With this agreement, SCC graduates have the option to complete the coursework online or in person.
“There are numerous opportunities for students coming to UMO from SCC’s outstanding agribusiness technology program,” said UMO Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Dr. Sandy Maddox said. “Agriculture is an economically impactful industry in North Carolina. At UMO, we pride ourselves in the fact that graduates from our ag programs have a job placement rate of 100% within six months of graduation.”
“Student success is one of our three key pillars and the University of Mount Olive shares in that philosophy, which makes this agreement a logical one,” said Dr. John Enamait, President of Stanly Community College. “We are excited to build new bridges with four-year institutions to help students advance their education, especially here today with the University of Mount Olive.”
“We, too, are excited to partner with SCC,” said University of Mount Olive President Dr. H. Edward Croom. “This represents a key pathway for students to start at SCC and finish at UMO.”
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.
–Rhonda Jessup, University of Mount Olive