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New Articulation Agreement Signed

Release Date: 11/6/2009

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College and Messiah College Sign New Articulation Agreement


Westminster, Md., Nov. 6, 2009-Students who have completed an associate degree at Carroll Community College (Carroll) and wish to transfer to Messiah College will benefit from a new articulation agreement between both institutions.  The agreement states that Messiah College will determine course equivalencies and ultimately accept students as juniors in transfer to the four-year college.

"Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences located in Grantham, Pennsylvania," said Assistant Provost and Dean of Curriculum William G. Strausbaugh, D.Ed. "Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. Carroll students who follow the prescribed Messiah College baccalaureate degree requirements at Carroll, earn an associate degree in the transfer program at Carroll with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. or higher, and meet other requirements, are granted admission to Messiah College through this agreement."

Messiah College will award academic scholarships to all qualified graduates admitted from Carroll  who meet certain eligibility requirements under the agreement.

"I am most pleased that Messiah College has entered into this agreement. It is a testament to the esteem in which they hold the graduates of Carroll," said Carroll President Dr. Faye Pappalardo.

"This agreement will better serve students as they make transfer plans to Messiah in that it clearly delineates criteria under which a student can matriculate and provides for the possibility of scholarships for qualifying students, an important assist in today's tight economy," said Carroll Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. James Ball.

 "I believe many Carroll students may be interested in Messiah College and will be eligible for  generous scholarships that will provide significant financial assistance to them," said Carroll Director of Transfer and Articulation Kristine DeWitt.

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