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University of Mount Olive and Fayetteville Technical Community College Sign Agreement to Expand and Enhance College Transfer

MOUNT OLIVE— Dr. David Poole, President of the University of Mount Olive (UMO), and Dr. Larry Keen, President of Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), recently signed a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The two educational institutions originally partnered in 2010 to allow associate degree graduates from Fayetteville Community College to transfer seamlessly into the full range of bachelor degree programs at any of UMO’s locations.

“This update of our original 2010 agreement now accommodates the agricultural production systems BS Degree and FTCC’s horticulture technologies program,” said Dr. Barbara Kornegay, UMO’s Special Assistant to the President.

The agreement honors the transfer of associate of applied science graduates’ programs of study.  It also allows FTCC students to be eligible to apply for all state and federal financial aid.

Following the signing, representatives from FTCC toured the UMO campus and the Kornegay Student Farm.

FTCC serves over 40,000 students annually and provides more than 250 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, in Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.

(L-R):  Dr. Larry Keen, President of Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and Dr. David Poole, President of the University of Mount Olive (UMO) shake hands before signing an agreement that would allow for seamless college transfer between the two institutions. 

Dr. Larry Keen, President of Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and Dr. David Poole, President of the University of Mount Olive (UMO).  (Standing)  FTCC Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Services Dr. Mark Sorrells ,  FTCC Horticulture Technology Department Chair Dr. Robin Pusztay, FTCC Dean of Engineering and Applied Technology Pamela Gibson, UMO Director of the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center and Chair of the Division of Agriculture Dr. Sandy Maddox, and UMO Special  Assistant to the President Dr. Barbara Kornegay.