JSCC, Samford Enhance Transfer Opportunities for Students

June 20, 2024 sdawkins Blog

Jefferson State President Keith Brown and Samford University President Beck A. TaylorJefferson State Community College and Samford University solidified their commitment to facilitating student transfers between the institutions with a formal agreement on Monday, June 17.

President Keith Brown of Jefferson State and President Beck A. Taylor of Samford met at Jefferson State’s Jefferson Campus to sign a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing transfer opportunities for students.

“This agreement will significantly broaden our students’ transfer possibilities, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations more effectively,” President Brown said. “It marks a new milestone in our partnership with Samford University, and I am eager to see the positive impact it will have on our students.”

“Samford is thrilled to provide transfer pathways and new scholarship opportunities for Jefferson State students. Since the development of Samford’s strategic plan, Fidelitas, we have focused even more on the creation of new, expanded, and revised academic programs that enhance our existing offerings and meet the needs of new student populations. This partnership with Jefferson State Community College is an important step towards furthering this goal,” said President Taylor. The agreement aims to create a mutually beneficial program that allows Jefferson State associate degree students to seamlessly transition to Samford to pursue several bachelor’s degree programs.

As Jefferson State and Samford University presidents sign a Memorandum of Understanding.per the agreement, Jefferson State will actively promote the partnership to students, while Samford will provide transfer pathways for both online and traditional undergraduate programs.

Samford will also introduce a “Jeff State Transfer Scholarship,” offering $2,000 for every 24 credit hours taken over three semesters to all admitted regular, full-time transfer students.

For more information about Samford, visit Samford.edu.