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NMJC Partners with Grantham University

NMJC Partners with Grantham University photo 12/9/2014 5:26:26 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  


An articulation agreement has been signed between New Mexico Junior College and Grantham University that will guarantee students with an associate degree can transfer all their credits to continue their education for their bachelor’s degree.  Articulation agreements are joint partnerships between colleges and universities that assures credits can be transferred between the institutions.

“This agreement gives our students the chance to have a smooth transition to a four-year university without the worry of some classes not being accepted,” says Jeff McCool, NMJC dean of training and outreach.  “Grantham University is a highly regarded, accredited, online university, so students can remain in Lea County, or wherever a job may take them, and continue their education toward their bachelor’s degree.”

“We are so excited about this new partnership because of the educational opportunities it brings to our students,” says Courtney Puryear, director of energy programs at NMJC, who was instrumental in arranging the agreement. “Even if a student received their associate’s degree from New Mexico Junior College over 20 years ago, they can still transfer every credit over to Grantham University and continue for their bachelor’s degree without losing any of their time and money they had already invested.”

“We strive to help students receive a higher education with these articulation agreements,” says Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s Provost.  “We want students to succeed in their efforts to obtain an advanced degree, even if they are working full time and raising families, so they can have a more secure future.”    

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).  The university is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Scholarships and financial aid are available. 

For more information contact:

Courtney Puryear, or 575-492-4717
Dennis Atherton, or 575-492-2763

Photo: (L-R) Charlyne Valizan, Grantham University Regional Director of Business Development; Dr. Dennis Atherton, NMJC Vice President of Instruction; Courtney Puryear, NMJC Director of Energy Programs; Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University Provost; Phillip Roybal, NMJC Vice President of Student Services; Jeff McCool, NMJC Dean of Training and Outreach; Dr. Steve McCleery, NMJC President; Kelly Holladay, NMJC Dean of Business, Math and Science; and Dianne Marquez, Dean of Art and Humanities.

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