Ferrum College and Virginia Western Sign Articulation Agreement

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(Seated left to right) Virginia Western Community College President Robert Sandel; Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten (Standing left to right) Virginia Western Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Tresia Samani; Ferrum College Provost and Executive Vice President Leslie Lambert; Virginia Western Dean of Humanities Elizabeth Wilmer; Ferrum College Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice William "Dub" Osborne, Jr.; Virginia Western Criminal Justice Program Head Jeri Barnett; and Ferrum College Registrar Yvonne Walker
(Seated left to right) Virginia Western Community College President Robert Sandel; Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten (Standing left to right) Virginia Western Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Tresia Samani; Ferrum College Provost and Executive Vice President Leslie Lambert; Virginia Western Dean of Humanities Elizabeth Wilmer; Ferrum College Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice William "Dub" Osborne, Jr.; Virginia Western Criminal Justice Program Head Jeri Barnett; and Ferrum College Registrar Yvonne Walker

Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Virginnia Western Community College President Robert Sandel signed an Agreement of Articulation this week to facilitate the transfer of students from Virginia Western’s Administration of Justice Associate of Applied Science degree program to Ferrum College’s Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree program.  The agreement, signed during a ceremony at Ferrum College, guarantees that Ferrum will accept Virginia Western students who successfully earn their AAS Administration of Justice degree and meet outlined criteria.

“As educators we all need to make student success and employment readiness a high priority and that can mean removing barriers to higher aspirations,” says Braaten. “Two-year colleges are doing a tremendous job in encouraging so many of their students to seek higher goals.  Our objective at Ferrum is to smooth the transition for these transfer students.  This collaboration with Virginia Western will help achieve that aim.”

The articulation agreement ensures that Ferrum College will transfer credit for all Virginia Western Administration of Justice courses completed successfully with a grade of C or above at the 100-200 level, excluding SDV College Skills Courses, even when the student has not completed the Associate Degree. Virginia Western students who successfully complete 56 hours with a grade of C or above will be admitted to Ferrum College with junior status.

“This agreement provides our students with a seamless route to continue their higher education and gain the knowledge and skills that they will need in the workforce,” said Sandel. “Virginia Western is appreciative that it has such an outstanding partner in Ferrum College so we can continue to deliver opportunities like this to our students.”

 Interested Virginia Western students should contact Ferrum College’s office of Admissions for more information.