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Capitol College, College of Southern Maryland sign articulation agreement
January 12, 2009
President Wood and President Gottfried each sign the articulation agreement between Capitol College and the College of Southern Maryland.
Capitol College and the College of Southern Maryland are partnering to offer students bachelor degrees in business administration. Signed in a ceremony on Jan. 12, the articulation agreement connects CSM's associate degree in management development to the Capitol College bachelor's degree in business administration.
Executives and faculty from both colleges, including Capitol President Dr. Michael Wood, CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried, Capitol Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. W. Vic Maconachy and CSM Vice President for Student and Instructional Support Bill Comey, among others, were present at the signing that will allow students to easily transfer up to 70 credit hours earned at CSM for the A.A.S. degree toward a higher degree in business administration at Capitol.
As an added bonus, CSM students may begin taking courses in the business administration program while still completing their A.A.S. Upon admission to Capitol College, these students are eligible for scholarships that could provide up to 50 percent of tuition costs.
"We get so many students who don't know what they want to do, and it's our responsibility to show them the range of possibilities after they graduate," said Dr. Gottfried. "If the best next step for them is to continue their education at Capitol, we will steer them towards the college because not only is it economically feasible, but it's also close to home."
The agreement is an ongoing initiative between the two colleges that establishes a mutual understanding and a clear set of expectations for students, each institution and the respective degree programs. The strategic location of both CSM and Capitol College near Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. ensures that transfer students affected by the agreement, and consequently Capitol's business administration graduates, have excellent opportunities to be employed as professionals at some of the most prestigious organizations, government agencies and corporations in the country.
"Capitol can provide an accessible and affordable education experience for all CSM students who choose to transfer here," commented Dr. Wood. "I am pleased that we can continue this pleasurable and meaningful relationship with CSM."
Attendees at the articulation agreement signing ceremony include: Front row, left to right: Helen Barker, Capitol dean of business, and Athena Miklos, CSM professor and program coordinator for business administration. Back row, left to right: Dr. W. Vic Maconachy, Capitol vice president for academic affairs and CAO; Capitol President Dr. Michael Wood; CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried; Cami Cooley, CSM administrative assistant and program coordinator for management development; Bill Comey, CSM vice president of student and instructional support services; and James Spence, CSM's coordinator of transfer evaluation and articulation.
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