News from MacMurray College
LLCC, MacMurray extend partnership
College presidents sign agreement at MacMurray this morning
Lincoln Land Community College President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., and MacMurray College President Colleen Hester, Ph.D., signed a partnership agreement this morning that outlines special opportunities available to LLCC graduates who continue their studies at MacMurray. The partnership is an extension of an ongoing series of projects and initiatives between the two colleges.
Also in attendance at this morning’s signing ceremony were LLCC Trustee Justin Reichert and MacMurray Trustees Bob Hill, John Blythe and Jeff Davidsmeyer.
The agreement states that students who earn an LLCC associate degree will be awarded 60 credit hours (junior status) upon transfer to MacMurray College and will have satisfied MacMurray’s lower division general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree. (See details at http://www.mac.edu/admission/requirements/guides/lincoln_land.pdf)
The agreement also sets merit-based scholarship awards specifically for LLCC graduates based on their grade-point averages. At the highest level, students with a 3.5 GPA and above can receive a $6,000 Partnership Scholarship. The scholarships will be extended to a second year if the students maintain a minimum grade-point average while studying at MacMurray.
In addition, LLCC graduates who earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will qualify for a special scholarship of $2,500.
Today’s signing deepens and extends the colleges’ developing public-private partnership. To date, the two have:
- Shared facilities and faculty when they were of benefit to both schools;
- Developed detailed agreements that allow seamless transfer of LLCC credit to MacMurray;
- Launched a partnership called First Semester, in which qualified high school students can earn a semester of college credit in general education courses taught by LLCC and MacMurray faculty.
“We are very pleased to partner with MacMurray College to offer our graduates a seamless transfer to a quality baccalaureate program in which to complete their studies,” said Dr. Warren. “This agreement represents another initiative in our ongoing collaboration to ensure student success.”
“LLCC has effectively prepared graduates for success at MacMurray College. In recent years, over 100 LLCC students have completed their baccalaureate degrees at MacMurray,” said President Hester. “MacMurray is delighted in our partnership and in promoting the educational attainment and professional preparation of our students, who enrich our community, our economic development, and our future.”
Lynn Whalen, Executive Director
Public Relations and Marketing
Lincoln Land Community College