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March 22, 2016


Cowley College and Fort Hays State to enter partnership


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Cowley College and Fort Hays State University (FHSU) are excited to announce the schools will enter into a partnership which will guarantee a minimum number of scholarships to be set aside specifically for Cowley College graduates who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and who transfer to FHSU after graduating with Cowley College.

To symbolize this partnership, the senior leadership, to include President Dr. Mirta M. Martin, of Fort Hays State University will travel to Cowley for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions.

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to attend the signing, which will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, March 28 at the Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre located on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.

In the event of inclement weather the event will be held in the Atrium inside the Brown Center.

The 2+2 agreement is being called Tiger2Tiger Pathway in reference to the schools’ athletic teams which compete as Tigers.

“This partnership between Fort Hays State University and Cowley College illustrates the supreme priority both institutions place upon developing forward-thinking solutions which reduce time and cost for students to complete an education and which equip students with relevant skills to better their lives,” Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle said.

An effort will be made to refine and further develop additional 2+2 agreements between the institutions with the goal of a seamless transfer of credit so that entire programs of study transfer.

At the conclusion of the signing, a reception will follow in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Light refreshments and music will be provided.