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February 4, 2019

Husson, SMCC agreement to promote professional development

Courtesy / Husson University
Courtesy / Husson University
Southern Maine Community College President Joe Cassidy, left, and Lynne Coy-Ogan, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Husson University, signed a series of agreements on Jan. 31 designed to smooth the credit transfer process for SMCC associate degree students who want to pursue a bachelor's degree at Husson.

Husson University and Southern Maine Community College, the largest community college in Maine, have entered into a series of agreements designed to help students meet their educational and professional goals, according to a Feb. 1 Husson University news release.

The 18 new transfer agreements create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from SMCC to Husson. The two institutions held a signing ceremony, representing the culmination of the agreement process, that took place Jan. 31, 2019 on Husson University's Bangor campus.

The agreements cover the transfer of credits from SMCC associate degree programs into corresponding Husson University bachelor's degree programs. The agreements cover SMCC's programs in communications and new media, education, early childhood education, biotechnology, human services, health sciences, criminal justice, hospitality management, information technology, business administration, business administration with a sport management option, and computer science.

"Our university is dedicated to offering students a high-quality, affordable college education," John Champoli, vice president for enrollment management at Husson, said in the release. "That's why Husson University is the least expensive private four-year college in New England, according to a recent analysis by U.S. News & World Report."

"These agreements allow students who are interested in continuing their education after earning a degree at SMCC to enjoy a seamless transfer and save time and money," SMCC President Joe Cassidy said in the release. "We are putting students first to assure they have all the opportunities and support they need to succeed."

SMCC students who want to take their education to the next level are welcome to pursue a bachelor's degree at Husson University after they complete their associate's degree studies.

Southern Maine Community College is Maine's largest and oldest community college. Founded in 1946, SMCC offers courses at its South Portland and Brunswick campuses, at community satellite locations and online. SMCC has among the lowest tuition and fees in New England and offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs.

For more than 120 years, Husson University has provided undergraduate and graduate degrees, delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities. The Bangor campus and satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced education in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has an adult learning program.

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