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PCC-N.C. Wesleyan Sign Transfer Agreement

PCC President G. Dennis Massey, left, and N.C. Wesleyan President James Gray III sign an agreement between their institutions regarding the transfer of students during a ceremony held at Pitt March 22.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College signed an agreement last month that will enhance and expand transfer options for Pitt students.

Through the articulation, which was signed March 22, PCC associate degree graduates can transfer seamlessly into six different bachelor degree programs N.C. Wesleyan offers through its adult student programs. N.C. Wesleyan will grant the transfers 64 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree and junior standing.

The agreement’s objectives are as follows:

• To promote the easy transition of qualified transfer students from PCC to bachelor degree programs at N.C. Wesleyan.
• To provide specific information for transfer students at PCC who are intending to pursue bachelor’s degrees.
• To provide an alternative route to quality education for students who are seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree.

PCC President G. Dennis Massey said the partnership with N.C. Wesleyan is another exciting opportunity for Pitt to work with a four-year, private institution.

“We’re very interested in this kind of endeavor, and we’ll do what we can to support it,” Massey said.

N.C. Wesleyan President James Gray III said his college was open to partnering with other schools as long it was a “quality partner,” like Pitt. He said that while Wesleyan is striving to increase its enrollment, the college is not currently interested in becoming a university.

“We like [being] small,” Gray said.

Evan Duff, N.C. Wesleyan’s Vice President of Adult Education, said the partnership with PCC was a chance for Wesleyan to provide services to younger, traditional students who enjoy a smaller school atmosphere and working adults who want to remain in Eastern North Carolina.

“We’re excited to be here,” Duff said.

Chartered by the State of North Carolina in 1956, N.C. Wesleyan College opened four years later in Rocky Mount. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.