HCC, Shepherd sign agreement for graphic design technology

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Pictured at the signing ceremony are, seated from left, HCC President Jim Klauber and Shepherd Provost Scott Beard. Standing, from left, are Chris Coltrin, associate professor and department chair at Shepherd; Carol Rothstein, dean of instruction at HCC; Bradford Hamann, assistant professor at Shepherd; David Warner, vice president of academic affairs and student services at HCC; Rob Tudor, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Shepherd; Kristin Kaineg, associate professor and coordinator of graphic design at Shepherd; Audra Haddock-Martenot, assistant professor at HCC; Nancy Arnone, director of technology and computer studies at HCC; and Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for academic community outreach at Shepherd.

Hagerstown Community College and Shepherd University signed a new two-plus-two articulation agreement.

The pact applies to students who earn an associate degree in graphic design technology from HCC and want to transfer to Shepherd University to complete a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

“We are excited to add yet another articulation agreement for our students who want to transfer to Shepherd University,” HCC President Jim Klauber said in a news release. “We know from experience that our students leave HCC well prepared to continue their studies at Shepherd University, and now those with an interest in graphic design will be able to pursue a quality bachelor’s degree close to home.”

“Shepherd University is grateful for the continued expansion of our relationship with Hagerstown Community College,” Shepherd University Provost Scott Beard said in the release. “The recent articulation pathway in graphic design will allow students to seamlessly progress from their program at HCC to completion of a four-year degree at Shepherd. We look forward to additional collaborative opportunities with students and faculty at both institutions.”

HCC and Shepherd now have 11 different agreements to benefit students who wish to attend both institutions.

The other agreements include degrees in engineering science (with chemical, environmental, electrical, and computer pathways), environmental studies, mathematics, biology (with chemistry and ecological science minors), and human services/social work.