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Una And Nw-scc Partner To Provide Reverse Transfer Program

Feb. 22, 2012

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and the University of North Alabama (UNA) are teaming up to increase the number of degrees awarded in the Shoals and North Alabama. On February 2, 2012, the two institutions formed a new partnership in the form of a Reverse Transfer Program. The program provides students who transferred from NW-SCC to UNA before completing their associate degree an opportunity to earn the degree. While a student at UNA, university credits will be transferred back to NW-SCC to finish out their degree requirements without the student losing any university credit. There will be no cost to the students for participating in the reverse transfer program. "This partnership will be a great benefit to current and former Northwest-Shoals students," said Dr. Humphrey Lee, president at NW-SCC. "With the help of UNA, former students will be notified of the reverse transfer program and awarded the associate's degree they earned after transferring. I believe this will provide a great sense of accomplishment to these students and give them added motivation to finish out their degree(s) at UNA." "The completion of a degree, on a two-year or four-year level, is a major accomplishment, and that is why partnerships like this between universities and community colleges are so important," said Dr. William G. Cale Jr., UNA president. "We're proud to work with NW-SCC in this way, and we look forward to the difference it will make for many students." Students will have to meet the NW-SCC degree requirements.