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Transfer Agreement Links MCC With Centenary College

2015sep-transfer-agreementSeated, from left: Mark McCormick, MCC’s vice president for academic and student affairs; Joann La Perla-Morales, MCC’s president, and Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, Centenary College president. Standing, from left: MCC’s Patrick Madama, vice president for Institutional Advancement; Jeffrey Herron, dean of Professional Studies; and David Edwards, dean of Arts and Sciences; and from Centenary, Joseph Linskey, dean for the School of International Programs; Deirdre Letson, dean of the School of Professional Studies and director of Graduate Studies; Cheryl Veronda, associate professor of Business and chair of the Business Department; and Frank Longo, assistant professor, School of Professional Studies.

 

Officials from Centenary College and Middlesex County College signed an articulation agreement for transfer students during a special ceremony in July. This agreement will facilitate a seamless transfer of MCC students into Centenary College’s B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in Criminal Justice.

“Our institutions have a history of collaboration that provides access to high quality academic opportunities for students in the local area,” said Deirdre Letson, dean for the School of Professional Studies and director of Graduate Studies at Centenary College. “This opportunity has an added advantage because students local to Middlesex County can take our classes at our learning center right in Iselin. In addition, I am grateful for this agreement as it illustrates how both institutions have collaborated to place students at the center, allowing them to advance their education and careers.”

Professor Cheryl Veronda, chair of Centenary College’s Business Department, said, “Through this agreement MCC students who earn their Associate’s Degree will be provided an academic pathway to complete a 150-credit B.S. Degree in Accounting, which will allow them to sit for the CPA examination.”

The Criminal Justice agreement was an expected progression as it allows students to continue their education in Middlesex County while allowing Centenary’s professors to work collaboratively with other professionals in the state, according to Joseph Linskey, professor of Criminal Justice and dean for the School of International Programs.

Mark McCormick, MCC’s vice president for academic and student affairs, said the agreement offered distinct advantages for Middlesex graduates.

“Middlesex County College is proud to partner with Centenary College on these seamless pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree for MCC students,” he said. “MCC students may transfer up to 72 credits to Centenary under the terms of the articulation agreements, helping to ease the cost of earning a Bachelor’s Degree.”