Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

August 29, 2004

UMUC welcomes HCC graduates

On Aug. 25, University of Maryland University College established an historic agreement with Harford Community College ("HCC partners with university on transfers," Aug. 22), enabling graduates from the two-year college to transfer credits earned there to many UMUC bachelor's degree programs.

Through the encouragement and dedication of HCC President Claudia E. Chiesi and Harford County and state legislators, UMUC worked closely with HCC faculty and administrators during months of planning to ensure that the fields we chose, such as accounting, computer science, legal studies, and teacher education, were all areas that are in high demand statewide and in Harford County. We are pleased to make such a comprehensive array of degree programs more easily accessible and affordable to HCC students.

UMUC is recognized worldwide for its expertise in online education, enabling more than 90,000 students in every county in Maryland, every state in the U.S., and many countries, to attend UMUC. The university's student and academic services, including library services that we believe are unrivaled in higher education - and offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week - are all offered online. UMUC students can use these services when it is convenient for them.

UMUC's mission for more than 50 years has been that of serving the educational needs of nontraditional students in Maryland through distance education. Maryland is our campus, and we are proud to welcome Harford Community College graduates to UMUC.

Gerald A. Heeger

President, UMUC

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