Spring Hill College and Bishop State Community College announce a partnership between the institutions governing the enrollment of associate degree graduates to the related baccalaureate degree programs in order to foster a seamless transition for students transferring to Spring Hill from Bishop State. The agreement was signed in a virtual meeting of the Colleges’ Presidents, E. Joseph Lee II, PhD of Spring Hill and Reginald Sykes, EdD of Bishop State.
“It is of vital importance to provide an effortless method of transfer to these hard-working Bishop State students who wish to further their academic careers at Spring Hill,” said Lee. “Our Colleges’ student-forward missions align in a way that makes this agreement necessary for our students to continue to thrive after college.”
"We want to make sure our students have the opportunity to start at Bishop State and go anywhere,” Sykes commented. “Signing this articulation agreement with Spring Hill College creates a seamless transfer for our students to attend Spring Hill so they can continue to excel and reach their goals."
During the term of the agreement, for all Bishop State graduates, Spring Hill College will admit associate degree graduates as transfer students and, upon their admission, issue a Spring Hill College degree plan that specifies the requirements for the student’s degree and major program. Students will also be provided with appropriate registration and academic advising.
“We are delighted to welcome students from Bishop State to The Hill in the years to come, and in so doing we will be fulfilling the Jesuit educational imperative of meeting students where they live, from non-traditional educational and personal backgrounds,” said Marc Manganaro, PhD, Interim Provost at Spring Hill.