HCC and Shepherd University sign articulation agreement for graphic design technology

Group photo during graphic design articulation agreement between HCC and Shepherd University

(July 24, 2019) – Hagerstown Community College and Shepherd University signed a new two-plus-two articulation agreement for students who earn an associate degree in graphic design technology from HCC and want to transfer to Shepherd University to complete a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in graphic design.

“We are excited to add yet another articulation agreement for our students who want to transfer to Shepherd University,” said HCC President Jim Klauber. “We know from experience that our students leave HCC well prepared to continue their studies at Shepherd University, and now those with an interest in graphic design will be able to pursue a quality bachelor’s degree close to home.”

“Shepherd University is grateful for the continued expansion of our relationship with Hagerstown Community College,” said Shepherd University Provost Scott Beard. “The recent articulation pathway in Graphic Design will allow students to seamlessly progress from their program at HCC to completion of a four-year degree at Shepherd. We look forward to additional collaborative opportunities with students and faculty at both institutions."

With this articulation agreement, HCC and Shepherd University now have 11 different agreements to benefit students who wish to attend both institutions. The other agreements include degrees in engineering science (with chemical, environmental, electrical, and computer pathways), environmental studies, mathematics, biology (with chemistry and ecological science minors), and human services/social work.

To learn more about HCC and Shepherd University, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu and www.shepherd.edu

Pictured at the signing ceremony are, seated, from left, Dr. Jim Klauber and Dr. Scott Beard. Standing, from left, are Dr. Chris Coltrin, associate professor and department chair at Shepherd University; Dr. Carol Rothstein, dean of instruction at HCC; Bradford Hamann, assistant professor at Shepherd University; Dr. David Warner, vice president of academic affairs and student services at HCC; Dr. Rob Tudor, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Shepherd University; Kristin Kaineg, associate professor and coordinator of graphic design at Shepherd University; Audra Haddock-Martenot, assistant professor at HCC; Nancy Arnone, director of technology and computer studies at HCC; and Dr. Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for academic community outreach at Shepherd University.