Oakwood, Drake State Sign Articulation Agreement

[mpoverlay]Oakwood University and J.F. Drake Technical College last week signed an articulation agreement that makes transfer from the two-year institution to the four-year adventist university virtually seamless. The agreement will allow Drake State students to transfer to Oakwood without loss of credit hours, expediting the process for students to earn a four-year degree.

“Not losing credit for classes during the transfer process is critical,” according to Patricia Sims, Dean of Instructional and Student Services at Drake State. The school also has agreements in place with Alabama A&M and Athens State.

“This will allow all students with an associate degree to, regardless of program of study, not lose credits or lose coursework,” Sims said. “That translates to affordability and dollars saved and we’re excited about that.”

Oakwood President Leslie Pollard said he valued the partnership.

“One of the things we know about the future, we know we have to walk in holding hands,” he said. “Partnership is the key to progress. There is no institution that has the resources to be self-sustaining and stand on its own. It’s only as we share our strengths and our history that we are able to create the kind of future we all desire.” (Huntsville Times)[/mpoverlay]

J. F. Drake State Students Excel at Alabama Tech Skills Competition

[mpoverlay]Students from J.F. Drake State Technical College brought back 11 medals from the recent SkillsUSA state competition in Birmingham.

The SkillsUSA event allows students at both the high school and postsecondary levels to match skills in technical disciplines such as drafting, electrical, industrial motor control, and more.

Drake State students placed in the following events: Ja-Me-S Ali, Third Place in Architectural Drafting; Qiana James, Third Place in Customer Service; Katrina Moultrie, Kristina Vick, Brittany Chadwick, Tandra Blackmon, and Carrie Atkinson, Second Place in Cosmetology Quiz Bowl; Brett Byrom, First Place in Culinary Arts; George (Victor) Harlow III, First Place in Computer Programming; Charles Potter, First Place in Technical Drafting; and Forrest Teague, First Place in Welding.

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