New partnership forms between Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University

New partnership forms between Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University

Monday, April 06, 2009

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

The presidents of Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University will meet Tuesday afternoon to officially sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions’ honors programs. Under the new agreement, students who have met the requirements for Ozarks Technical Community College’s Honors Program will be eligible for acceptance into the Honors College at Missouri State University.  The signing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Board of Trustees room in the Information Commons at Ozarks Technical Community College’s Springfield campus, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway.

Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College, explained, “As we encourage our students to continue their education beyond what they receive here, we are constantly looking for ways to keep the transition smooth.  This partnership will serve as an excellent benefit for our students who wish to transfer to Missouri State University.”

“This agreement will make it possible for students to continue their participation in an honors program without interruption,” added Dr. Michael Neitzel, president of Missouri State University.  “We are thrilled to form this connection with Ozarks Technical Community College’s Honors Program, and we look forward to welcoming their students into our Honors College.”

The two institutions’ honors programs are designed to encourage high-achieving students to realize their full potential.  Program benefits include enriched and specialized study options, direct interaction with other honors students, opportunities to study abroad, and guidance in applying for graduate or professional schools.