NC Wesleyan Renews Memorandum of Understanding with Wayne Community College
ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA— Representatives from NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount and Goldsboro, visited the campus of Wayne Community College on Thursday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. Wayne Community College President Dr. Thomas Walker, Jr., and NC Wesleyan Provost, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Adult Studies, Dr. Evan Duff signed the agreement in the presence of Wayne’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Gene Smith and Wesleyan’s Associate Dean of Adult Studies, Laura Estes Brown.
Included in the memorandum, NC Wesleyan enhances the educational opportunities of Wayne Community College AA, AS, AE and AAS graduates by assuring that courses taken at Wayne Community College will transfer seamlessly to comparable programs at NC Wesleyan. This will provide students an opportunity to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree.
“Partnerships and articulation agreements are an important and necessary element in higher education,” stated Duff. “North Carolina Wesleyan College strives to provide access to a bachelor’s degree to as many NC community college graduates as possible. Establishing these effective and seamless transfer opportunities to the graduates of Wayne Community College brings life to our school’s mission in regards to lifelong learning. NC Wesleyan Adult Studies classes are offered in an accelerated 8-week, one-night-a week format, and we also offer many classes online.”
NC Wesleyan, a four-year coeducational liberal arts college with a traditional enrollment of 1028 students on its Rocky Mount campus, also serves another 1052 students in its adult education programs. The College offers baccalaureate degree options at sites in Goldsboro, Raleigh-Durham, Rocky Mount, and at Brunswick Community College in Brunswick County; Pitt Community College in Greenville; The College of the Albemarle in Manteo; Beaufort County Community College in Washington; Southeastern Community College in Whiteville; and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.
Officials at both colleges see this opportunity as a win-win situation for both schools and their respective students. The opportunity to pursue a four-year degree upon completion of an Associate’s degree will be attractive to Wayne Community College students. NC Wesleyan has the opportunity to grow its enrollment with a pool of students who have proven that they have the academic skills to succeed in an institution of higher education.
Photo Description: Seated (left to right): NC Wesleyan College Provost and Sr. VPAA, Dr. Evan Duff, Associate Dean of Adult Studies, Laura Estes Brown, and Wayne Community College President Thomas Walker Jr.