14 April, 2017
WHO: Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College
WHAT: Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College will sign an agreement between the two institutions, formalizing a partnership aimed at better supporting students interested in transferring to JSU.
WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Gadsden State’s One Stop Center, East Broad Campus, located at 401 Korner Street, Gadsden
BACKGROUND: Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College will sign an agreement between the two institutions, formalizing a partnership aimed at better supporting students interested in transferring to JSU. JSU President John M. Beehler and Gadsden State President Martha Lavender will participate in a signing ceremony on Gadsden State’s campus at 1 p.m. on April 20.
JSU has launched a new Transfer Pathway Program to significantly increase the transferability of students from community colleges throughout the state of Alabama, regionally and nationally. The pathway model allows students to enroll in specific courses at the community college level that will better prepare them for the major they wish to pursue at JSU.
Gadsden State and JSU have had a close relationship for decades. The two institutions share space at their McClellan and East Broad campuses. This partnership will formalize that relationship and enable the two institutions to work together more strategically, helping university-bound students seamlessly transfer to JSU and meet their college and career goals.
About Jacksonville State University: Located in the Appalachian foothills midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, Jacksonville State University has grown from humble beginnings as a state teachers college in 1883 into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs. In addition to traditional programs, JSU currently offers more than 40 programs online, with more in the works. Choose from bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, graduate certificates, or one of JSU's two doctoral degrees: the Doctor of Science in Emergency Management or the Doctor of Nursing Practice. To learn more, visit www.jsu.edu, call 1-800-231-JAX1 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Gadsden State Community College: Gadsden State Community College is a public community college with six campuses in Etowah, Calhoun and Cherokee counties. Gadsden State offers over 80 career options and more than 1,300 onsite, hybrid and online classes. Gadsden State offers associate degrees as well as long- and short-term certificate programs. High school students can take college-level coursework through the ACE Institute, the College’s dual enrollment program. To learn more, visit www.gadsdenstate.edu, call 1-800-226-5563 or email email@example.com.