Husson and EMCC Sign Agreement to Facilitate Student Transfers

Date of Release: February 6, 2014

BANGOR, MAINE – February 5, 2014 - Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) have entered into an agreement that will create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from EMCC to Husson. A signing ceremony, representing the culmination of the agreement process, will take place on Friday, February 7, 2013 at the G. Peirce Webber Campus Center in Peabody Hall on the campus of Husson University in Bangor, Maine at 10:00 a.m.

The agreement provides students from EMCC with a side-by-side analysis of how their credits will transfer from the Associate degrees of Liberal Studies, Business Administration, Small Business Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management into the Husson University Bachelor degrees of Accounting, Business Administration, Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship concentration and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

“These new agreements between EMCC and the College of Business at Husson University will provide pathways for students to continue their education beyond the Associate degree level,” said Husson University's College of Business Dean Marie Hansen. "Students will be able to plan their course selections, in accordance with this agreement, as early as their first year at EMCC. The result will be a more seamless credit transfer process for EMCC Associate degree graduates interested in completing a Bachelor’s degree with Husson University.”

Hansen continued: “We are pleased to be working closely with EMCC to facilitate opportunities for students to pursue further education.”

“EMCC and Husson University have always had a great relationship when it comes to advancing higher education offerings in Maine, and this new articulation agreement is yet another example of that. The partnership between our institutions will provide excellent academic opportunities for students by enabling them to continue their studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree right here in Bangor,” said EMCC President Lawrence Barrett, Ed.D.
Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) is a two-year college specializing in technical, career and transfer education. Students feel comfortable and at home in this environment in which personal attention is given to each of the 2,550 students enrolled in programs or taking courses. EMCC’s focus is associate degrees which prepare students for professional employment in highly technical fields. The associate degree in Liberal Studies and most other EMCC programs may be transferred to many of Maine’s four-year colleges and universities toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. For more information visit www.emcc.edu

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. The Bangor campus and satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information visit www.Husson.edu.

For more information:
Eric B. Gordon
Exec. Director of Mktg. and Communication
Husson University
207.992.4925 GordonEr@Husson.edu

Katrina A. Mumford
Social Media and Web Manager
207.974.4617
kmumford@emcc.edu

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