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October 22, 2009

Cowley College develops 2+2 partnership with Kansas State University


Cowley College develops 2+2 partnership with Kansas State UniversityCowley College recently established a new 2+2 partnership with Kansas State University. This partnership allows students at Cowley to earn their associate degrees at the school and then transfer credits to complete a Kansas State bachelor’s degree through distance education without leaving their community.

Cowley College is one of the first schools in the south central Kansas area to develop a 2+2 partnership with K-State.

“K-State is pleased to establish this partnership with Cowley County Community College,” said Sue C. Maes, dean of continuing education at K-State. “Through the partnership, we can enhance the services, access and opportunity that both the community college and K-State can provide for Kansans to complete their bachelor’s degrees in south central Kansas.”

Signing the 2+2 agreements between Cowley College and Kansas State University will allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business or a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management.

The five programs at Cowley College included in the agreement are: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Forensics, Web Design and Criminal Justice.

“This is a great opportunity for the students at Cowley College,” said Beverly Grunder, Chair of Cowley College’s Business, Computer and Information Technology Department/Director of Business and Industry. “It provides another avenue for them to complete their education without having to leave the area. We appreciate the opportunity to work with K-State University on this endeavor”

Those pictured are, front row from left, Sue C. Maes, Dean of Continuing Education, K-State; Cowley College President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee; and Beverly Grunder, Department Chair, Business, Computer, and Information Technology/Director of Business and Industry. And back row, from left, Don Von Bergen, Department Head of Arts, Science, and Business, K-State at Salina; Jennifer Pfortmiller, Affiliate Site Manager, K-State; Bethany Stewart, instructor in Cowley College’s Business/Computer and Information Technology Department; Slade Griffiths, Cowley College Vice President of Academic Affairs; Sarah Mathews, Accounting instructor; Rae Dale, Business Technology instructor; and Ron Jackson, Program Coordinator, K-State.