EKU, Morehead Announce Collaborative Regional Education Program

Partnership Signing Photo

Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University today announced a new program, “Associate to Baccalaureate Degree Pathway: Collaborative Regional Education Program,” that will allow students at the University Center of the Mountains and Hazard Community and Technology College who have already received an associate degree to obtain a bachelor’s degree from EKU or MSU without leaving the area.

The program will begin with the fall 2011 semester.

All classes will be offered to MSU at Jackson, EKU at Manchester and HCTC in traditional, online/in-person or ITV form.

MSU President Wayne D. Andrews and EKU President Doug Whitlock along with HCTC President Steve Greiner were among the dignitaries at the event.

“This program is a wonderful example of collaboration between three institutions dedicated to improving educational attainment and quality of life in eastern Kentucky,” said EKU President Doug Whitlock. “It facilitates the completion of a baccalaureate degree that otherwise would be unattainable for many community college graduates. EKU, Morehead State University, and Hazard Community and Technical College have a long history of cooperation, and this is a significant addition to that that partnership.”

Upon completion of an AAS degree, graduates who meet the admissions requirements and academic policies of EKU and MSU will be eligible for admission to an online Bachelor of University Studies in professional studies degree program at MSU while EKU will offer a Bachelor of Arts Professional track – general studies.

MSU President Wayne D. Andrewssaid:We are answering the challenge to increase opportunities and improve access for KCTCS alumni to finish a four-year degree. We value our partnerships with Eastern Kentucky University and KCTCS institutions, and we look forward to collaborating with them to provide this new educational opportunity for the students in eastern Kentucky,” said Dr. Andrews.

Published on June 06, 2011