Two Higher-Learning Institutes Come Together in Miss.
By: Knox Graham
RIDGELAND, Miss.—Tuesday two higher-learning institutes came together for a partnership in Mississippi.
Tulane University Madison Campus and Holmes Community College signed into an articulation agreement on the Ridgeland Campus of HCC.
“It takes a four year institution and a two year institution and puts them in a partnership,” said Dean Richard Marksbury of the School of Continuing Studies for Tulane University.
In essence there are now three majors from HCC that Tulane will fully recognize at their university and allow students to transfer over all their credits seamlessly.
“[For a student] it removes any doubt about what I can do next,” added Dean Marksbury. “If you graduate they take them.”
Holmes Community College isn’t the only other institute that has an agreement with Tulane as Marksbury explained.
“We look forward to greater cooperation with Holmes Community College in an effort to allow their students to continue their education and seek a degree from Tulane,” he said. “We also have articulation agreements with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Delgado Community College in New Orleans and both have proven successful in aiding access to students seeking a four-year degree”.
Ultimately this provides a clear path for students on the campus of HCC and takes some of the guesswork out if they want to attend Tulane in some capacity.
“When you walk in the door it lets you know you can do this,” closed Marksbury.