BOAZ – Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley and Jacksonville State University President Dr. John Beehler gathered in Fielder Auditorium on the SSCC campus recently to officially forge a partnership to offer a transfer pathway for Snead students.
Dr. Exley and Dr. Beehler signed a memorandum of understanding allowing for required courses in Snead State’s Child Development program to transfer to the Bachelor degree program in Family and Consumer Science at JSU. The direct pathway will allow for a seamless transfer for Snead students.
“Snead State is our second largest feeder school,” said Dr. Jean Pugliese, the Executive Director for Transfer Pathways at JSU. “This articulation agreement is an example of JSU’s commitment to Snead State.”
“This offers an opportunity for a seamless transfer from Snead State to Jacksonville State, so students do not waste money by taking (credit) hours they don’t need. We love enrolling transfer students because they are more mature and more focused on what they want to do,” said Dr. Beehler.
The Child Development program at Snead State is designed for students enrolled in the child development program who wish to transfer to a four-year institution but not enroll in a teacher certification program. Completion of the program qualifies students for employment as a lead teacher in the state pre-K program as well as be employed in public or private childcare centers with a four-year degree.
The signing of the MOU was the culmination of work by Snead State’s Child Development Program Chair and Social Sciences Division Director Dr. Karen Watts, Dr. Pugliese and Dr. Debra Goodwin, Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences with JSU.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to work with JSU. I have experienced many occasions where a partnership with a community college and a university provided students with second and third chances to find success. I look forward to more opportunities such as this with JSU,” said Dr. Exley.
Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley and Jacksonville State University President Dr. John Beehler signed an articulation agreement to provide for a seamless transfer between the two institutions for Snead State students enrolled in the Child Development program.