ULM and LDCC sign off on “Bridge the Bayou” program
University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College begin “Bridge the Bayou” program
MONROE, La. (KNOE) -The University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College were granted approval by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors to enter into a partnership to offer a bridge program for Louisiana Delta Community College students wishing to transfer to University of Louisiana Monroe.
“Bridging the Bayou” is a partnership between ULM and LDCC to expand college student access and preparation of students with a streamlined transfer process into a baccalaureate program at ULM.
Chris Bridgewater, the interim chancellor at Lousiana Delta Community College says with the economy the way it is you need some level of higher education for an opportunity at success.
"What we are doing in this program is providing a very clear statement to the entire region that these two institutions will work as one to meet the needs of the students. Whatever they may be and ensure their success so they can achieve their dreams and stay right here at home while they do it. "
This partnership will allow students to successfully complete developmental coursework and other general education coursework at LDCC to be eligible for transfer to ULM.
Dr. Ron Berry the President at ULM wholeheartedly agrees. “What this program does is it allows for that (education) to continue but it adds a level of security and comfort and really just an easy way for students to transfer.”
Students will also have an opportunity to complete an associate degree with LDCC. LDCC faculty will teach the developmental and general education courses at ULM and LDCC.
The “Bridging the Bayou Program” went into effect today. Students will also have access to all ULM services and resources.
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