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Press Release: DeSales University and Montgomery County Community College Sign Partnership Agreement
Date: 7/25/2003


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DeSales University and Montgomery County Community College Sign Partnership Agreement

DeSales University and Montgomery County Community College entered into a Partnership Agreement on July 22, 2003. Pictured signing the official agreement in Lansdale are (seated) Dr. Karen Stout, president of MCCC; Father Bernard O'Connor, OSFS, president of DeSales. Standing (left to right) are: Daniel Reavy, chairman, Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board; F. Lee Mangan, Lansdale Borough manager; Mike DiNunzio, Lansdale mayor; Ruth Damsker, Montgomery County commissioner; Mike Bitner, chairman, MCCC Board of Trustees; Russell Johnson, executive director, North Penn Community Health Foundation; and State Senator Robert Wonderling, R-24th District. Photo by Alana J. Mauger of MCCC.

Center Valley, Pa. (July 22, 2003) - DeSales University and Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) have entered into a Dual Admissions, Core-to-Core Transfer and 2+2+1 partnership agreement. The partnership will facilitate the seamless transfer of MCCC graduates into a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree program at DeSales with third year status. The students also can gain admissions into a graduate studies program at DeSales.

As of this fall, MCCC will offer 19 classes, predominantly in the general education area, at the DeSales Lansdale campus.

The presidents of both institutions, Father Bernard F. O'Connor, OSFS, of DeSales, and Karen A. Stout of MCCC, signed the agreement on Tuesday, July 22, at the DeSales Lansdale campus. In addition to school administrators and representatives, invited guests included State Senator Robert Wonderling, R-24th District, Lansdale Mayor Michael DiNunzio, Borough Manager F. Lee Mangan and Chamber of Commerce President Mike Owens.

"We are so pleased for the opportunity to help MCCC students continue their education, not only at DeSales, but also within Montgomery County, with the hope of enticing them to apply the skills they learn here," said Father O'Connor.

"That's really what this partnership is all about - changing lives through giving access to higher education," said Stout. "From a pragmatic perspective, the partnership allows us to open up additional seats for our students. The arrangement could bring up to 300 additional students to DeSales' Lansdale campus."

For more information, please contact Penny Savakis, director of public relations at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1477 or at Penny.Savakis@DeSales.edu.


Press Release: DeSales University and Montgomery County Community College Sign Partnership Agreement | Posted on: 7/25/2003

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Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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