UMO and WCC Sign Articulation Agreement

UMO and WCC Sign Articulation Agreement

September 16, 2021
Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive and Wayne Community College have partnered to ease students’ transition between their degree programs. The two signed an “articulation agreement” titled “UMO Promise” on September 9, 2021. It is designed to “enhance educational opportunities and facilitate a seamless transfer of graduates from specified WCC associate in applied science degree programs to the University of Mount Olive bachelor’s degree programs,” the document said.

The agreement provides current students and recent graduates of WCC’s Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Agribusiness Technology, Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Turfgrass Management, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Human Services, and Early Childhood Education programs admission into corresponding UMO programs. UMO will accept up to 60 credit hours from these programs when the student has a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. As part of the agreement, WCC students will be exposed to UMO’s offerings and will be provided a UMO admissions representative to assist them.

“The bottom line has been and always will be, we can do our best education and our best for the community by sharing our resources and teaming up together,” Dr. Patty Pfeiffer, Interim president of WCC, said during the signing ceremony for the agreement. “Sometimes, partnering is the best for everyone.”

“Being two great educational institutions in this county, we could be doing so much more for our citizens,” said UMO President Dr. H. Edward Croom. “We can unite to do a lot better. I think our county needs it, our county deserves it, and I know it will benefit our students. I am looking forward to a great partnership and doing great things.”

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists.  For more information, visit


 Pictured (L-R) front row: WCC Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Service Brandon Jenkins, WCC Interim President Patty Pfeiffer, UMO President H. Edward Croom, and UMO Vice President for Academic Affairs Todd Telemeco.  Back Row:  WCC Applied Technologies Division Dean Ernie White, WCC Business and Computer Technologies Division Dean Tracy Schmeltzer, WCC Allied Health and Public Services Division Dean Janeil Marak, Arts, WCC Sciences Division Interim Dean Laura Buddin, UMO Assistant Vice-President Curriculum Development Burt Lewis, UMO Dean School of Arts and Sciences Gerald Seaton,  UMO Dean School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Sandy Maddox; and UMO Dean Tillman School of Business Kathy Best.