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BHC, U of I partnering to help students earn bachelor’s degree

Dr. Bettie Truitt (BHC), Dr. Thomas Baynum (BHC), Dr. Ronald McNeil (UIS) and Dr. Joyce Shotick (UIS Peoria Center)

Black Hawk College and the University of Illinois Springfield announced a new partnership at a news conference and articulation agreement signing Friday, Oct. 11 at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

“This agreement allows BHC students to seamlessly transfer all of their BHC credit hours to the University of Illinois Springfield,” said Dr. Bettie Truitt, vice president for instruction at Black Hawk College.

It saves students money and allows them to finish their bachelor’s degree in a timely fashion. “It gets you a real job faster,” Truitt said.

The agreement will help students who are transferring from Black Hawk College to the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) or the UIS Peoria Center in these bachelor’s degree programs:

  • Accountancy – Springfield and Peoria
  • Business administration – Springfield, Peoria and online
  • Economics – Springfield
  • Management information systems – Springfield and online

BHC students will receive unique benefits including being assigned a UIS advisor while still attending community college. This advisor will help plan a course of study that is relevant to the student’s academic goals. The student also will be invited to participate in UIS campus life, including events and activities, while still attending Black Hawk College.

If students attend classes at the UIS Peoria Center, their advisor will be in Peoria. All Peoria classes are in the evening.

“We look forward to Black Hawk College students coming to Peoria and our other campuses,” said Dr. Ronald McNeil, dean of the College of Business and Management, UIS.

Last updated 10/11/2013