Doane and SCC Sign Articulation Agreements
Southeast Community College and Doane University have signed a pair of articulation agreements that will give SCC students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree at Doane in two different programs, Agribusiness and RN to BSN.
Doane President Dr. Jacque Carter and SCC President Dr. Paul Illich recently signed the agreements. The partnership between Doane and SCC further enhances a longstanding relationship between the two institutions, dating back nearly four decades.
The newest articulation agreement signed ensures a smooth transition for students in SCC’s applied science in Agriculture Management & Production program into Doane’s Agribusiness program, which will launch in August.
“The partnering of Doane University’s B.A. in Agribusiness with SCC’s Associate of Applied Science degree provides the opportunity for SCC graduates to continue their education without the need to relocate,” said Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Dean of the College of Professional Studies. “SCC students will find the College of Professional Studies’ eight-week online class schedule to be a perfect fit for working adults. In addition to the convenient class schedule, our instructors understand how to teach students whose lives are busy with work, family, or other commitments.”
Jill Sand, Dean of SCC’s Health Science Division, also praised the agreement.
“The partnership between Doane and SCC is an avenue for students to continue to be lifelong learners and advance their knowledge and skill level,” Sand said. “This is a great fit for our SCC graduates. We are excited to provide this as a new option as we encourage them to continue learning.”
The second articulation agreement signed offers a continuous academic progression for SCC students who have completed their Associate of Applied Science degree in Associate Degree Nursing to enroll in Doane’s RN to BSN program.
This agreement is particularly exciting for April Minster, Director of Nursing at Doane, who is connected to both schools. Minster worked at SCC for 10 years prior to coming to Doane, serving as a nursing faculty member and was eventually named program chair of the ADN program.
“The mission of the community college and associate degree nursing programs have a special place in my heart,” Minster said. “Recognizing the value of the associate degree-prepared nurse from SCC is very important, and I am thrilled to have a formal articulation agreement between Doane University and Southeast Community College. To be able to provide full transfer credit for all nursing degree-related credits will save time and money for registered nurses looking to continue their education at Doane.”
SCC’s Vice President for Instruction, Dr. Dennis Headrick, said he was pleased that the two institutions could work together to provide a seamless transition for students from SCC to Doane.
“The online opportunities for our Agribusiness students to complete the BA in a flexible manner while pursing career opportunities is excellent,” he said. “The RN to BSN program is critical as we see more students wanting to pursue that degree. Having a variety of options to do so is a real benefit to SCC students.”