Paul College and Great Bay CC Sign Articulation Agreement

Paul College and Great Bay CC Sign Articulation Agreement

Monday, June 10, 2013

 Great Bay Community College President Wildolfo Arvelo and President Mark Huddleston, s

Great Bay Community College President Wildolfo Arvelo and President Mark Huddleston shake hands over an articulation agreement signed Wednesday, June 5.  Mike Ross/UNH Photographic Services.

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and Great Bay Community College (GBCC) have signed an agreement that will allow qualified Great Bay students to transfer seamlessly into several four-year business programs at UNH. The agreement, signed by President Mark W. Huddleston and GBCC President Wildolfo Arvelo, maps course selection decisions for GBCC students to support university access and bachelor’s degree completion.

“The greatest challenges facing higher education are access and affordability,”  Huddleston said. “This agreement will allow more New Hampshire business students the opportunity to transfer easily to UNH and continue their learning beyond the associate degree level. I am pleased that we continue to expand our collaboration with Great Bay Community College.”

“New Hampshire’s community colleges, through partnerships with industry and within higher education with partners like the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, continue to expand opportunities for New Hampshire students to advance economically and be part of the state’s innovation economy. This agreement creates a very advantageous pathway for New Hampshire students to achieve a world-class business education,” said Paul Holloway, chairman of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) board of trustees. 

Ross Gittell, chancellor of CCSNH, said “This agreement reflects our shared priorities of student success, access and affordability as it provides an important new pathway for students to achieve educational and career goals here in New Hampshire, by starting at Great Bay Community College and seamlessly transferring to the UNH Peter T. Paul College to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in business.”  

The intent of the agreement is to provide students who have completed an associate’s degree at GBCC to continue their education at UNH in a field of business administration, economics, or hospitality management. Depending on the student’s specific program decisions and progress, this can be accomplished with two to three years at UNH.

The agreement outlines specific GBCC business courses students must take in order to transfer into three business majors at UNH. Courses include introduction to business, introduction to computers, macroeconomics, microeconomics, several courses in math, accounting and hospitality management, and hospitality electives. In addition, GBCC students must have at least an overall 3.0 grade point average (GPA) to be admitted to UNH under this program, have at least a 3.0 GPA in major-related courses, and have a general academic record that will allow them to be admitted to the Paul College.

“We are delighted to partner with Great Bay Community College and the New Hampshire Community College System on this initiative, which opens opportunities for students in the Seacoast. Great Bay provides strong programming that will prepare students to transfer to UNH to complete their bachelor’s degree. We look forward to working closely with Great Bay to help students to reach their educational and career goals,” said Daniel Innis, dean of the Paul College. 

“The dedicated faculty and staff of the Department of Business Administration and Information Technologies have been focused on delivering a quality education to the students of the Seacoast region and positioning students to achieve excellence in furthering their educational goals. This agreement with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at  UNH recognizes the quality of students educated at Great Bay Community College and provides them with increased access to a quality baccalaureate business degree,” John Burtt, chair of the Department of Business Administration and Information Technologies at GBCC. 

The agreement is effective immediately. For more information, contact Venky Venkatachalam, associate dean of academic programs, UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, at 2-0015 or venky.venkatachalam@unh.edu, or contact the admissions department at Great Bay Community College at 603-427-7610 or askgreatbay@ccsnh.edu.