Wor-Wic and UMUC Sign New Partnership Agreement
November 25, 2008

Wor-Wic Community College and the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a new partnership agreement allowing greater access to bachelor’s degrees for Wor-Wic students at a signing ceremony recently held at Wor-Wic in Salisbury.

The new agreement provides Wor-Wic students with dual admission into several UMUC bachelor’s degree programs including business administration, accounting, fire science, history, criminal justice and environmental management. Wor-Wic students can transfer up to 70 credits to UMUC.

“This partnership with UMUC offers our students easy access to greater educational opportunities,” said Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic. “The dual admission program and online offerings will provide our students with convenient alternatives to complete a bachelor’s degree.”

Scholarship opportunities for full- or part-time study at UMUC are also available to outstanding community college graduates who transfer to UMUC. Admission application fees will be waived for Wor-Wic students who transfer to UMUC.

In addition, Wor-Wic students who enroll at UMUC will have access to tutoring, writing assistance, career counseling and computer laboratories at the university, as well as University System of Maryland library services.

For more information about enrolling at Wor-Wic, call Angie N. Hayden at (410) 572-8711.

For more information about enrolling at UMUC, call Morgan Pearson at (443) 459-3500 or visit www.umuc.edu.

WOR-WIC AND UMUC PARTNERSHIP. Dr. Ray Hoy, center left, president of Wor-Wic Community College, and Dr. Susan Aldridge, center right, president of the University of Maryland University College, sign a new partnership agreement allowing greater access to bachelor’s degrees for Wor-Wic students at a signing ceremony held recently at Wor-Wic. Also seated are Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, left, vice president for academic and student affairs at Wor-Wic, and Marky Campell, interim vice president of enrollment management at UMUC. Standing from left are Wor-Wic representatives, Dr. Colleen C. Dallam, human services department head and associate professor of history, Deborah E. Jenkins, director of financial aid, Dr. Reenie McCormick, vice president for institutional affairs, Fred Howard, financial aid state scholarship and veterans coordinator, Edmond J. O’Brien, instructor of criminal justice, Angie N. Hayden, associate registrar, Ronald G. Dolch, department head and associate professor of business, with UMUC representatives, Morgan Pearson and Jennifer O’Brien, community relations coordinators, and Lisa Romano, assistant vice president of community relations. The new agreement provides Wor-Wic students with new scholarship opportunities and dual admission into several UMUC programs including business administration, accounting, fire science, history, criminal justice and environmental management.