DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(040618) – ODESSA COLLEGE & UTPB SIGN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 6, 2018 – AT A RECENT PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT ODESSA COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN AND ODESSA COLLEGE OFFICALLY SIGNED THE PATHWAY ARTICULATION AGREEMENT THAT WILL BENEFIT OC STUDENTS IN EARNING A BACHELOR DEGREE.

(PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN)

“WE’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE A FOCUS ON STUDENTS BY HAVING EIGHT NEW PATHWAYS-ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS, WHICH REALLY A FANCY WORD FOR ALLOWING STUDENTS TO START SEAMLESSLY AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN EIGHT DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES AND FINISH THEIR DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN.”

STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO ONLY GET A CERTIFICATION OR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE, NOW HAVE A SOLID TO GET A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE AT UTPB.

(DR. GREG WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT, ODESSA COLLEGE)

“WE HAVE A NUMBER OF STUDENTS, WHO WANT TO COME HERE TO GET A TECHNICAL DEGREE, A TWO-YEAR DEGREE, AND THEY DO REALLY WELL WITH THOSE. BUT THEN, THERE IS ANOTHER MARKET, THERE ARE OTHER STUDENTS, WHO WANT TO GO ON TO THE FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION, THEY WANT TO GET A UNIVERSITY DEGREE, AND UTPB IS A WONDERFUL INSTITUTION.”

THIS PATHWAYS ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN THE FALL OF 2018 AND BENEFIT STUDENTS, WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT ODESSA COLLEGE.

(DAVID MARTINEZ, STUDENT – ODESSA COLLEGE)

“A LOT STUDENTS HERE AT OC ARE A LITTLE TIPICALY SCARED TO TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY IN GENERAL. I THINK THIS IS REALLY GONNA START SOME STEPPING STONES TO MAKE THE JOURNEY A LITTLE EASIER AND TO MAKE IT MORE OFFICIAL FOR STUDENTS TO GET THINGS DONE QUICKER.”

(DAVID WHITE, STUDENT, UTPB)

“WHENEVER I WAS GOING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, I WISH I HAD SOMETHING LIKE THIS. SOMETHING MORE OF A STRUCTURE THAT I COULD FOLLOW INSTEAD OF HAVING TO FIGURE IT OUT FOR MYSELF AND TALKING TO A BUNCH OF ADVISORS, BUT IT REALLY HELPS OUT THE FUTURE STUDENTS AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, HAVING SOMETHING TO GO BY, AND ITS MUCH MORE AID FOR THEM.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera