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SUNY Plattsburgh, HVCC Sign Transfer Agreement

PLATTSBURGH, NY (November 1, 2007) - On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Dr. John Ettling, president of SUNY Plattsburgh, and Dr. Andrew J. Matonak, president of Hudson Valley Community College, signed on the dotted line, making official a new transfer agreement between the two institutions.

SUNY Plattsburgh & HVCC Representatives at the Signing Ceremony The good faith agreement between the two colleges details how a transfer student from Hudson Valley will receive credit and placement, and what remaining credits and courses will be needed for graduation from SUNY Plattsburgh. In most cases, students who complete their associate degrees can transfer directly into SUNY Plattsburgh as a junior.

"Hudson Valley is a very important transfer institution for SUNY Plattsburgh," said Provost Robert Golden. "Hudson Valley sends us many highly qualified students who have great success at SUNY Plattsburgh and after they graduate."

A total of 18 academic programs are included in the agreement (Hudson Valley associate degree - AS or AAS - is listed first):

  • Biology AS to Biochemistry BS, Biology BS, Ecology BS, Environmental Science BS.
  • Business AAS to Business BS, Entrepreneurship BS, International Business BS, Management BS, Marketing BS.
  • Business AS to Business BS, Entrepreneurship BS, Finance BS, Global Supply Chain Management BS, International Business BS, Management BS, Marketing BS.
  • Fine Arts AS to Art (Studio) BA.
  • Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science AA to Communication Disorders and Sciences BA/BS.

Further agreements are pending between the two colleges in Environmental Studies and more.

"This agreement opens up opportunities for students who are looking to continue on and earn their bachelor's degree," said Sean Dermody, SUNY Plattsburgh assistant director for transfer admissions. "The agreement means that students who wish to transfer from Hudson Valley to SUNY Plattsburgh can be confident that their hard work will count towards the requirements necessary to complete a bachelor's degree at SUNY Plattsburgh."

Caption: Pictured from left to right from SUNY Plattsburgh, Sean Dermody, assistant director for transfer admissions; Michael Walsh, registrar; President John Ettling (sitting); Dr. Robert Golden, Provost. From HVCC, Dr. Carolyn Curtis, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Margaret Geehan, Dean of Health Science and Liberal Arts and Science; and Dr. Andrew J. Matonak, President (sitting).

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