Phenix City – Troy University and Chattahoochee Valley 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 Chattahoochee Valley students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to CVCC for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from CVCC, 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 there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY. More than 500 former Chattahoochee Valley Community College are currently enrolled at TROY.
"Our relationship with CVCC has been a strong and vital partnership spanning four decades," Dr. Hawkins said. "This agreement is a logical extension of that partnership. We are all working hard to ensure employability of our graduates, and agreements like these are going to translate into improved manpower and workforce of our state."
Dr. Valerie Richardson, Interim President of Chattahoochee Valley, said entering the agreement with TROY was fitting given the relationship the two institutions enjoy.
"We are very excited to enter this Reverse Transfer Agreement with Troy University," Dr. Richardson said. "This provides a much needed resource and opportunity for our students and it continues to solidify our relationship with TROY. Literally thousands of our students have gone on to enroll at TROY – it is our number one feeder school. For our students, this agreement represents a win-win proposition. It is an example of how, through collaboration, we continue to strive toward providing access for our students and ensuring their success and completion of their educational goals."
Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, said these Reverse Transfer Agreements pay dividends for students and ultimately for the state of Alabama.
"With all of the discussions about the future of higher education, it could be easy to get sidetracked from our mission – serving students," Dr. Heinrich said. "This agreement, at its heart, is about serving students and encouraging student success, which in turn helps to create a positive educational climate. A positive educational climate leads to more and more businesses and opportunities finding their way to the great state of Alabama."
The agreement with CVCC 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 and Enterprise State Community College.
Dr. Valerie Richardson, Interim President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, display the Reverse Transfer Agreement signed between the two schools on Tuesday. The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former CVCC students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Chattahoochee Valley for the purpose of attaining an associate degree.