The University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) has formed a partnership with Delgado Community College. Through a new articulation agreement, signed on Thursday morning, between the institutions, Delgado students with an associate degree in Business Administration will be admitted as juniors in the Business Administration Department of UHC provided they meet admission requirements. In addition, Delgado students with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting will be admitted as juniors in the Business Administration Department of UHC.
An Articulation Agreement is an officially approved agreement between two institutions, which allows a student to apply credits earned in specific programs at one institution toward advanced standing, entry or transfer into a specific program at the other institution.
Students can transfer up to 60 semester hours for degree credit from Delgado to UHC. This is a 2+2 program in which Delgado students will earn a bachelor’s degree from UHC after successfully completing at least 60 additional semester hours in their respective program at UHC and meeting all UHC degree requirements.
The renewable agreement will be for a period of three years.
“This agreement provides a pre-defined pathway for Delgado Community College graduates to continue their studies at University of Holy Cross,” said Dr. David “Buck” Landry, President of the University of Holy Cross. “This partnership between our two institutions lowers the cost of earning a degree for students, while still graduating within four years. Furthermore, students earn two degrees instead of one, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Holy Cross and an Associate degree from Delgado Community College.”
In previous years, UHC had an articulation agreement with Delgado for its Business Administration program. Today, the schools signed two agreements, as UHC will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree beginning this Fall. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is intended to prepare graduates with deep accounting knowledge, communication and problem-solving skills to work as accounting professionals in a wide range of settings – businesses, non-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies. Distinguishing feature of this program is an inclusion of CPA-track classes into core curriculum. Throughout the course of learning, the program will emphasize the development of ethical practices, devotion to community service and competency.
“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for students. Delgado students who graduate from a connected degree program leverage their first two years of college through our affordable tuition, and reduce the overall cost of a bachelor's degree by transferring to an institution like UHC where they are accepted as juniors,” said Joan Y. Davis, Chancellor of Delgado Community College. “We are excited about our partnership with the University of Holy Cross and we believe that this and other such agreements are an enormous benefit to our students. Our goal must continue to be the elimination of confusion, stress and delay as our students transition from 2-year to 4-year institutions.”
Seated, from left: Dr. David M. “Buck” Landry, President of the University of Holy Cross; Joan Y. Davis, J.D., Chancellor of Delgado Community College. Standing, from left: Dr. Armine Shahoyan, Professor and Chair, Department of Business Administration; Dr. Victoria M. Dahmes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (both of the University of Holy Cross); Warren Puneky Jr., Dean, Business and Technology Division; Dr. Kathleen Curphy, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost; Patrick Conroy, Chair of Business Studies; Dr. Stanton McNeely III, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (all of Delgado Community College).
University of Holy Cross
A fully accredited Catholic university on the West Bank of New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (www.uhcno.edu) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to some 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.
Delgado Community College
Delgado Community College, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers instruction at eight locations around the New Orleans region: Delgado City Park Campus, Delgado West Bank Campus, Delgado Charity School of Nursing, Delgado Sidney Collier, and the Delgado Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility (all in New Orleans); Delgado Northshore (Slidell); Delgado Jefferson (Metairie); and the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center (Gretna). More than 30,000 students enroll in Delgado’s academic and workforce development programs each semester. Visit www.dcc.edu for additional information.