DOBSON — Nineteen Surry Community College transfer students recently graduated from the elementary education program at Lees-McRae College.
Those graduates are: Ashley Baughman of Pilot Mountain; Emily Bryant and Katelyn Jessup of Pinnacle; Victoria Clontz of Advance; Heather Collins, Lindsey Gilbert and Hannah Hambrick of Dobson; Mitchell Jenkins, Karen Peters and Matthew Robbins of Elkin; Kelli Lewis, Catherine McMillian, Kyle Moser, Sarah Niston, Matthew Snow and Shena Spurlin of Mount Airy; Erin Simpson of Ararat; Melissa Snow of Thurmond; and Megan Tucker of Lawsonville.
The College Transfer program at Surry gives students a head start on a bachelor’s degree before attending a four-year college or university. Students benefit by being able to explore different fields of study at a lower tuition cost than that of a four-year college, while also preparing themselves academically for the rigorous university workload.
The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) ensures seamless articulation from a North Carolina community college to any of the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), including Lees-McRae, with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work. Research shows that students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school. Surry is evaluated on how well transfer students do after the transition to a university, and historically SCC has outperformed other community colleges in the state.
College Transfer students have the option to choose an Associate in Science, Associate in Arts or an Associate in Fine Arts. All these programs are offered at the Dobson campus, and starting in Fall 2016, the Associate in Arts degree is being offered at The Yadkin Center in Yadkinville. The Associate in Arts degree is also offered online. For more information on the College Transfer program, visit www.surry.edu or contact Dean of Arts and Sciences Connie Wolfe at 336-386-3220 or [email protected]