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Eastern Maine Community College Announces Articulation Agreement with University of Maine
BANGOR, ME — Eastern Maine Community College and the University of Maine signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, August 1, that allows EMCC students in designated programs to easily transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Maine’s flagship campus. The MOU is intended to streamline admission opportunities for academically qualified students and graduates of EMCC, facilitate academic transfer, and create a smooth transition for students transferring from EMCC to the University of Maine. The MOU was signed by Dr. Lisa Larson, EMCC President; Dr. Susan Hunter, University of Maine President; Liz Russell, Vice President of Academic Affairs, EMCC; and Dr. Jeffrey Hecker, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UMaine.
“We have a strong tradition of successful transfer students from EMCC and this agreement supports both institutions’ desires to formalize and expand many of the informal pathways that already exist. Those of us who have been working on them believe they will be good for Maine students and hopefully increase prospective students’ interest in both our institutions,” stated Sharon Oliver, Director of Transfer Admission, University of Maine.
Program-specific articulation agreements were also signed on Wednesday including A.A. in Liberal Studies to Bachelor of University Students, Leadership Track, A.A.S. in Electrical and Automation Technology to B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, and A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology to B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology.
“The creation of these formalized agreements provides our graduates with clear educational pathways, and this benefits not only our students and graduates but also our institutions and the State of Maine,” said Liz Russell, EMCC Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We look forward to establishing many more agreements with the University.”