Transfer Agreements with Southwest Virginia Community College Established

Posted by Jeffrey Cowart
On Monday, Nov. 18 on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College, Provost Michael Puglisi of Emory & Henry and President Tommy Wright of Southwest Virginia Community College met and signed the Concurrent Admission and Guaranteed Admission Agreements.

The Concurrent Admission and Guaranteed Admission Agreement will support students to take one class at the 300 level or higher (3-4 credits) free of tuition during the second year at Southwest Virginia Community College, prior to full-time enrollment at Emory & Henry. Southwest Virginia Community College students will start to have access to programs at Emory & Henry as well, such as the use of the library, cafeteria, sports and theatre events when they are currently enrolled. Also included in the signing is the ability for Southwest Virginia Community College graduates to seamlessly transfer to Emory & Henry without extra applications or fees. Students will be eligible to receive financial aid awards upon enrollment at Emory & Henry, among other benefits.

Provost Michael Puglisi and Tommy Wright of Southwest Virginia Community College.Provost Michael Puglisi and Tommy Wright of Southwest Virginia Community College.The signing came about after both institutions recognized the need to facilitate more opportunities for students from Southwest Virginia Community College to continue their education at Emory & Henry. “Our goal is to provide the most affordable options and pathways toward higher education in our region,” said President John Wells. “The high-quality education afforded at Southwest Virginia Community College makes a seamless transition to Emory & Henry to finish a four-year degree while saving on tuition costs. We aim to be the transfer college of choice.” 

At the event it was announced that new scholarships for Southwest Virginia Community College students will be awarded beginning in the fall of 2022 to students who transfer to Emory & Henry. A recent donor from the Kingsport area has designated an endowed scholarship fund to be awarded to Southwest Virginia Community College students who transfer to Emory & Henry to complete their bachelor’s degree.
 
“We are thankful for this generous scholarship gift specifically to Southwest Virginia Community College students,” said Provost Michael Puglisi. “This demonstrates our true commitment to make higher education accessible and affordable in our region. The collaboration with Southwest Virginia Community College is imperative to create education pathways for students as well as continue to enhance the workforce and quality of life in Southwest Virginia.”   

For more information on transferring to Emory & Henry College, visit www.ehc.edu/transfer

  • The signing of the agreement between between Emory & Henry and Southwest Virginia Community C...
    The signing of the agreement between between Emory & Henry and Southwest Virginia Community College.
Our goal is to provide the most affordable options and pathways toward higher education in our region.
-Dr. John W. Wells

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