TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) President Jim Murdaugh signed a specialized articulation agreement during the Feb. 9 FAMU Board of Trustees meeting. The primary goal of the agreement is to further strengthen the relationship between FAMU and TCC.
The agreement establishes a transfer program in which an undergraduate student will attain an associate’s degree from TCC and then transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at FAMU. After completing the academic requirements of the two participating institutions, the students will have earned an associate of arts degree from TCC and a bachelor’s degree from FAMU.
“Dr. Murdaugh and I are committed to strengthening our collaboration with Tallahassee Community College through the establishment of a revised articulation agreement,” said Ammons. “This articulation agreement will assist students transferring from Tallahassee Community College to FAMU with transition processes, enrollment in academic programs and scholarships. Dr. Murdaugh and I have been in discussions concerning this agreement for more than a year. Our recruitment goal is to increase the number of transfer students to FAMU by 20 percent each year and Tallahassee Community College will play an integral role in the university reaching that goal.”
This articulation agreement accomplishes the mission of both institutions, which is to provide educational opportunities to all students dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. In addition to the agreement, TCC now has a new resource room in the Student Union, “The Rattler Room,” that will be operated by FAMU staff.
FAMU has established scholarships for students transferring from TCC with A.A. and A.S. degrees ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 annually based on a student’s grade point average.