Kilgore College signed an articulation agreement with East Texas Baptist University Nov. 1 that will offer students at KC and ETBU access to more enhanced educational opportunities.
Signing the agreement was Dr. Brenda Kays (KC president) and Dr. Blair Blackburn (ETBU president).
Kays said the agreement will serve as a benefit to students at both institutions.
“Kilgore College has much to gain by working with the universities in our region for the benefit of our students,” Kays said. “The articulation agreement with ETBU will provide our students with additional options as they continue their educational journey. President Blackburn clearly understands the purpose of community colleges and knows the value our transfer students can bring to the university environment. We look forward to our partnership with ETBU to further student success.”
Blackburn said ETBU is committed to working with schools in the region to benefit students.
"We are grateful to Dr. Kays’ leadership in enhancing our educational partnership with Kilgore College,” Blackburn said. “Transfer students make valuable contributions to the ETBU community. As a community college graduate, I personally know the value of the two-year college experience and how my education prepared me for university study.”
ETBU is also offering a guaranteed $11,000 schlarship to KC Phi Theta Kappa students who pursue their bachelor's degree at ETBU.
The intent of the agreement is to encourage completion of the associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.
The objectives of the agreement:
- To transition qualified students from KC to ETBU and from ETBU to KC to promote the completion of the Associate’s Degree at KC.
- To ensure, through clear communication, the efficient and orderly movement of students from KC to ETBU, while promoting continuous advancement in learning.
- To provide specific advisement for all students at KC who intend to pursue a degree at ETBU.
- To establish academic and administrative coordination between KC and ETBU and the exchange of evaluative information on the outcomes of the program, with the goal of continuous improvement.
PHOTO ABOVE: Dr. Blair Blackburn (ETBU president) and Dr. Brenda Kays (KC president) shake hands after signing an articulation agreement between the two schools Nov. 1 on the Kilgore campus. Photo by Jamie Maldonado/KC