Agreement Eases Transfers Of Students From Cossatot CC To UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources

MONTICELLO, AR — A memorandum of agreement between the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas will ease the transfer of students from CCCUA to the natural resources management program in UAM’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

            According to Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the agreement is designed to help CCCUA students interested in becoming natural resources management majors at UAM. “CCCUA will advise, recruit and counsel students interested in our programs during the transfer process,” Tappe explained.

            As part of the agreement, CCCUA will help students in course selection to ensure that courses taken at CCCUA fit the required general education and core courses needed to transfer into the natural resources management program. CCCUA will also appoint a transfer facilitator as a faculty advisor to work with the associate dean of academics in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources to complete the transfer process.

            UAM will work with CCCUA advisors to identify courses that will substitute directly in the transfer process.  “Our advisors will work individually with CCCUA students and advisors to ensure that the transfer process will be as easy as possible,” said Tappe. “When possible, we will offer transfer scholarships to CCCUA students who meet the qualifications and guidelines for UAM transfer scholarships.

            “CCCUA is in an area of the state where forestry and natural resource management is a leading industry and we believe CCCUA students represent an untapped market for our programs,” Tappe said. “This is an opportunity to reach into other areas of the state and present an attractive educational alternative to anyone interested in natural resource management.”

            The UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas System Center of Excellence, bring together interdisciplinary expertise through a partnership between UAM and the UA System’s Division of Agriculture. The school and center are both housed in UAM’s Chamberlin Forestry Complex.

            For more information, contact Tappe at (870) 460-1052.


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