MONTGOMERY - Troy University and Trenholm State Community College officials signed an agreement that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.
The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Trenholm State students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Trenholm State for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Trenholm, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.
Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said today's agreement not only provided opportunity for students but also have economic implications for the region.
"We have enjoyed a long relationship with Trenholm State and we are excited to be able to enter this reverse transfer partnership today," Dr. Hawkins said. "Reverse transfer creates opportunities for our students and it is the right thing to do, but there is also an economic implication to these types of partnerships as well. The State of Alabama needs more graduates, and students who are better prepared for success benefit the River Region and our state."
Mr. Samuel Munnerlyn, President of Trenholm State Community College, said entering the agreement with TROY was fitting given the relationship the two institutions enjoy.
"Today is the culmination of a lot of valuable work that will benefit our students and the River Region," Munnerlyn said. "The number of jobs requiring at least an associate's degree is expected to continue to grow, and through this partnership, Trenholm State and Troy University are working together to provide a pipeline for students to become successful, qualified employees. A qualified workforce benefits the region in attracting and retaining businesses. This reverse transfer agreement is just the beginning of many partnerships to come between Trenholm State and Troy University."
The agreement with Trenholm State is the latest of several such partnerships for TROY. Agreements have been previously entered with Southern Union State Community College, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Wallace Community College, Enterprise State Community College and Chattahoochee Valley Community College.