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Agreement Signed with Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Release Date: 10/30/2009


CONTACT: Patrick Ercolano
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 N. Charles St., 7th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-516-6955 Fax:  410-516-4144
Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College


Carroll Community College Signs Agreement with
Johns Hopkins Carey  Business School

Westminster, Md., Oct. 30, 2009-On November 19, 2009, Carroll Community College (Carroll) and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (Johns Hopkins) signed an articulation agreement which assures that qualified community college students can enter Johns Hopkins without loss of credit and work on a four-year degree while entering with junior status. The signing ceremony with invited guests was held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Board Room at Carroll.

This is the first articulation agreement between Johns Hopkins University and the community college. The agreement identifies a clear path for students who want to transfer so that they may  know exactly what courses to take and how they are applied toward a B.S. degree in Business at Hopkins, according to Kate Demarest, chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology at Carroll.

"I am pleased that Johns Hopkins is partnering with Carroll," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "Partnerships such as this one create wonderful opportunities for our students to grow academically and professionally. Johns Hopkins has also agreed to make scholarship funds available to qualified students and for this, we are most appreciative."

Among the scholarships for students wishing to enroll in the Business School, the Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship is available to qualified members of Phi Theta Kappa with a 3.5 GPA or better and 54 credit hours.

 "We at the Carey School are excited to begin an affiliation that we believe will be very productive for both Johns Hopkins and Carroll Community College," said Dean Yash Gupta of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. "We look forward to welcoming these new students into our Bachelor of Science program and providing them with a wide-ranging perspective that will help them understand and integrate core concepts in finance, marketing, management, and technology."

"Johns Hopkins is broadening its scope and focus of its Bachelor of  Science degree in Business. They tell us they consider community college transfer students an important source of upper division level students," said Dr. James Ball, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll. "Johns Hopkins recognizes that Carroll students possess broad and diverse backgrounds and can bring a wonderful foundation and track record of success to any bachelor's degree program."

The new agreement is indicative of a trend among independent and private colleges that community college students are of high caliber and that articulation agreements make good sense, according to Judy Coen, dean of Mathematics, Business, and Sciences. 

Carroll students who intend to earn their bachelor's degrees at Johns Hopkins have the opportunity to benefit from joint programmatic efforts, shared resources, and other privileges while still enrolled at the community college, including advising assistance.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School was established in 2007 with a gift of $50 million from Trustee Emeritus Wm. Polk Carey. The school is dedicated to transforming business education through a humanistic and multidisciplinary approach to instruction and research. In September 2010, the business school will welcome the charter class of a new full-time, two-year program called the Johns Hopkins Global MBA.

Carroll Community College offers approximately 40 career and transfer programs leading to the associate degree.  Non-credit classes are offered in lifelong learning, business training, and workforce development. The college serves approximately 13,000 credit and non-credit students a year.


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