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Easy does it down La. Highway 90 East, to Nicholls State University.

The university has entered into a historic partnership with South Louisiana Community College, the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City, to make smooth transfer options available for students there, to transfer to Nicholls after their second year of classes, with the hope of obtaining a four year degree in Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice or Nursing.

Dr. Jay Clune, Nicholls State President, signed four articulation agreements on Dec 17, which guarantee a transfer to Nicholls after earning an Associate’s degree in the above named fields, from SLCC.

“Nicholls is the neutral ground where St. Mary, Terrebonne and Lafourche come together. We are one,” Clune said. “St. Mary Parish is Colonel Country.”

Dr. Natalie Harder, chancellor of SLCC, called Dec 17 a “gold star day” for both schools.

“This really shows you that when you put good heads together, you can serve students in ways you never thought possible,” she said.

Dr. Jim Henderson, who is president of the University of Louisiana System, which Nicholls and SLCC are a part of, said the partnership is an example of how the state’s two and four year colleges can put their heads together with a mission to serve students first, before anything else.

“In this economy we need more talent, more that what we’ve ever had before, talent that can develop with the knowledge and ability to succeed,” Henderson said.

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