ENTERPRISE - Troy University and Enterprise State Community College officials signed an agreement today that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.
The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Enterprise State students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Enterprise State Community College for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Enterprise State Community College, 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.
"With some 700-plus former ESCC students studying either on the Dothan Campus or in Troy, ours has been a strong partnership over the years," Dr. Hawkins said. "Not only does this reverse transfer agreement make sense, it makes dollars too because, in the end, it will add to the employability of those graduates. And, beyond that, it is just the right thing to do."
Dr. Cynthia T. Anthony, Interim President of Enterprise State, said entering the agreement with TROY was fitting given the relationship the two institutions enjoy.
"This agreement is a major step for us as institutions," Dr. Anthony said. "It is imperative that we, as institutions, help students earn credentials and help them succeed. We know the reality that a number of students transfer before completing their degrees and that many of them transfer to Troy University, and with this in mind, it is only fitting that we sign our first official agreement with Troy University."
The agreement with Enterprise 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 and Wallace Community College. An agreement signing ceremony with Chattahoochee Valley Community College is set for Jan. 27 at the CVCC campus in Phenix City.
Dr. Cynthia T. Anthony, Interim President of Enterprise State Community College, and Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, shake hands after signing a Reverse Transfer Agreement during a ceremony at ESCC on Monday. The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former ESCC students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Enterprise State Community College for the purpose of attaining an associate degree.