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University Of North Alabama, Bahamas Baptist Community College Sign Partnership

Oct. 08, 2020

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

Oct. 8, 2019

FLORENCE, AL - Officials with the University of North Alabama and Bahamas Baptist Community College (BBCC) in Nassau, The Bahamas, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will benefit all graduates from the BBCC seeking to complete their bachelor's and master's degrees at UNA through its online and on-campus course offerings.

"The collaboration between BBCC and UNA creates opportunities for graduates of various majors," said Dr. Juliett Reid, BBCC President. "We are honored to have an association with a leader in the higher education sector."

BBCC is a tertiary level institution that is approved by the National Accreditation andEquivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) to offer Bachelor degrees, Associate degreesand Certificates across the various academic divisions of Business and Administrative Studies,Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The College continues to maintain a CollegePreparatory Programme as well, which is widely embraced by students who do not possess thefull prerequisites to pursue college level studies.

"UNA is honored and pleased to forge this agreement with BBCC, and I commend Dr. Reid for her leadership and collaboration," said Dr. Ross Alexander, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. "This innovative compact to empower students to earn a UNA degree in several modalities is evidence of our commitment to partner with institutions of all types to meet the needs of students wherever they may be."

UNA is home to more than 350 international students from more than 40 countries, including The Bahamas. Many international students choose UNA because of the quality and affordability of education, the housing and academic scholarships, and the welcoming and supportive environment.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, doctoral-granting comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section ofFlorence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/