Seward County Community College and Fort Hays State University have signed articulation agreements to provide expanded pathways for success. From agriculture to social work to technology leadership, 15 seamless transfer options have been created for Southwest Kansas students.
SCCC President Dr. Ken Trzaska and FHSU interim President Dr. Andy Tompkins signed the articulation agreements at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, on the SCCC campus.
SCCC and FHSU have partnered in many academic endeavors for more than 20 years and the latest agreements set a course for the future. Both Trzaska and Tompkins agree that this is another step in benefitting the students and communities of both Seward and Hays.
“The journey of our students at Seward County Community College is quite remarkable,” Trzaska said. “We serve a majority of first generation students. An opportunity such as this to provide those students an opportunity to continue their education at Fort Hays State University is equally remarkable. We’re grateful for this partnership. I hope this is the beginning of much, much more to come between both of our organizations.
“We value this relationship tremendously,” Tompkins said. “We have a real vested interested in wanting to try and increase our opportunities for these students. There’s a mutuality. There’s great opportunity for your students and great relationships and partnerships.”
Among the degrees, SCCC and FHSU have partnered to include: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business; Bachelor of Business Administration in Management; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing; Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance; Bachelor of Science in Biology; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Bachelor of Social Work; and Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership. Many of these degrees are expanded with concentrations in certain areas.