Top-performing graduates from the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will soon be eligible for financial scholarships at Johnson and Wales University (JWU) in the United States.
HLSCC’s President Judith Vanterpool said this is one of the benefits that the institution will see with the newly-formed alliance with the university.
“I am excited to announce today that HLSCC has signed a soft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),” Vanterpool said at the college’s latest graduation ceremony on Thursday. “I say soft because we will have a bigger ceremony when the final MoU will be signed next semester.”
She continued: “The agreement with Johnson and Wales guarantees admission for every HLSCC graduate with financial scholarships for students who have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above. So you have to work for it.”
Vanterpool also mentioned that, with the help of the university, the college will be revitalizing and developing its hospitality programme and refreshing its entire curriculum, “to ensure that it meets the highest international standards”.
More about JWU
The university’s website indicates that JWU is a private, nonprofit educational institution founded in 1914.
It has four campuses located in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte in North Carolina.
JWU offers degree programmes in the arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies.
It is also said to be accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
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