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Hudson Valley Community College Business Division Signs Transfer Agreement With Web-based University

CONTACT: Eric Bryant or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Graduating business students at Hudson Valley Community College will have the chance to complete a bachelor's degree completely online, thanks to a new transfer agreement recently signed between the college and Jones International University (JIU), the first online fully accredited university.

Jones International University, located in Englewood, Colorado, also is offering a $500 scholarship to Hudson Valley graduates who continue their studies at the university.

"Online learning is quickly becoming one of the most desirable options for adult students who want to obtain a degree, but also need to find time for a job or family," said Hudson Valley President John Buono. "We are pleased to create this articulation agreement with Jones University, one of the most well-respected institutions in the field of distance learning."

JIU's courses occur entirely on the Internet and are developed specifically for online learning by leading professors from top schools like the Wharton School of Business, Stanford University and Michigan State. To participate, students need only access to the Internet and an e-mail account. They can log on to courses, interactive forums and research materials at times that are most convenient for them.

For more information about the transfer agreement, contact Andrew Miller, Business Administration Department Chair, 629-7225.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation.