The rewards of a community college education are now even greater as Albion College and Kellogg Community College announce their new honors program agreement.
This initiative allows KCC honors students to transfer into Albion College's Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program and eventually graduate with Albion College honors.
"We recognize that not all students choose to attend a residential college for four years," said Susan Conner, Albion College provost. "We also know that many of those students would thrive in our classrooms, research experiences and co-curricular activities. We want to open the door to them."
Under the Albion/KCC agreement, students who earn KCC's Honors Program certificate will automatically be eligible to join Albion College's Brown Honors Program, a privilege not usually available to transfer students. Brown Honors Program administrators will work individually with students to evaluate their KCC Honors Program coursework and apply it to Brown Honors Program requirements.
"We are very pleased to partner with Albion College on this honors agreement," said Dr. Dennis Bona, president of KCC. "We embrace any opportunity that paves the way for our brightest Bruins to continue their upward trajectory at other universities."
Karen Cuzydlo, associate director of admission at Albion, said, "The agreement sends a clear message to KCC students that Albion is an option for continuing their academics at a high level. When I think about students who are high achievers and want to transfer to a place where they can be challenged, Albion is a great choice."
Cuzydlo has seen interest in the agreement from KCC members of Phi Theta Kappa, the national community college honors society. She anticipates Albion will receive applications from these students for the 2013-14 academic year.