Auburn University at Montgomery signed an agreement Jan. 21 with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, formalizing a partnership aimed at better supporting students interested in transferring to AUM.
Auburn Montgomery Chancellor John G. Veres III and LBWCC President Herbert H.J. Riedel participated in a signing ceremony on Auburn Montgomery’s campus, agreeing to:
- Work closely together on student advisement, creating a pathway for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree to easily transfer into AUM.
- Allow LBWCC students to “reverse transfer” credits back to LBWCC and receive an associate’s degree while completing a bachelor’s at AUM.
- Provide scholarships to incoming AUM students. Beginning fall 2014, all LBWCC students transferring to AUM with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be provided a $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship. The top LBWCC student transferring to AUM, as selected by the LBWCC administration, will receive tuition and fees for two years.
With campuses in Andalusia, Greenville, Luverne and Opp, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College serves Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Coffee and Geneva Counties, as well as areas of the Florida panhandle. Under the governance of the Alabama State Board of Education, LBWCC offers career-oriented certificates and associate degrees. LBWCC President Herbert H.J. Riedel (left) and
AUM Chancellor John G. Veres III (center) pose
AUM mascot Curtiss the Warhawk during a
ceremony on AUM’s campus Jan. 21.