Colleges Announce New Program Offerings

Colleges announce new offerings

By Mary Grace Rodriguez, Special to the Daily Sun

Texas A&M University-Commerce and Navarro College recently signed an articulation agreement to expand the number of programs available through Navarro College.

Degrees in computer science and computer information systems have been added to the offerings available to Navarro College students.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony on May 22. Navarro College District President Dr. Barbara Kavalier, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Harold Housley, A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan R. Jones and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Adolfo Benavides formally added to the Navarro College and A&M-Commerce Dual Enrollment Agreement.

A&M-Commerce’s Navarro College-Corsicana location recently added an environmental science degree, in place as of last year, increasing the pool of existing degree offerings, which also includes elementary education and criminal justice degree programs.

“These agreements allow another opportunity for local students to complete a life-changing bachelor’s degree close to home,” said Jeanetta Groce, director of the Navarro College Partnership. “Students are choosing to enroll in local classes for a variety of personal and economic reasons. These new degree opportunities make it possible for students to earn an associate’s degree at Navarro College and transfer seamlessly into our A&M-Commerce program at our Navarro College Partnership location in Corsicana.”

Kavalier said the new agreement will be a big benefit to Navarro College students.

“The partnership with A&M-Commerce is an important part of Navarro College’s vision of achieving a higher standard of academic excellence for our students,” Kavalier said. “The programs offered allow Navarro College students to transfer credits seamlessly and continue to achieve their academic and career goals.”

Officials with Texas A&M-Commerce said the new agreement is another important part of the partnership with Navarro College.

“I am excited about the articulation agreement with Navarro College in Computer Science,” said Dr. Brent Donham, dean of the College of Science and Engineering. “I have seen firsthand how these agreements provide opportunities for students that might not otherwise have chosen to pursue a degree in a computer science, technology or an engineering field. This articulation agreement builds upon the long successful partnership between A&M-Commerce and Navarro College.”

A partnership graduation ceremony took place in Corsicana on May 22 to confer A&M-Commerce degrees to partnership students. There have been 2,075 graduates from the Navarro/A&M Commerce partnership since 2001.