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NCCU and Durham Tech Sign MOU for Residential, Dual Enrollment Initiative

NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White (far left) and Durham Tech President William G. Ingram (far right) stand with students who plan to enroll in Eagle Connect, Ms. Ashley Burns, Mr. Ashton Burns and Mr. Brandon Johnson

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) have created a formal partnership that will offer the first residential, dual enrollment, transfer admissions program in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

On June 30, NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White and Durham Tech President William G. Ingram signed a memorandum of understanding for the new initiative, called the Eagle Connect Program. Eagle Connect is a residential academic transfer program that includes targeted academic advising, student support services, and a student-life component designed to help students meet the academic requirements for transferring to NCCU.

Housed in the Office of Enrollment Management under the Division of Academic Affairs, Eagle Connect allows students to live on NCCU’s campus, which is located half a mile from Durham Tech, and take advantage of the university’s campus resources and activities while making progress in their intended major during their first and second years at Durham Tech. Eagle Connect is designed similarly to Hoosier Link, a guaranteed admissions program with Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College.

NCCU and Durham Tech have had several articulation agreements and study tracks in place over the years for programs of study including nursing, accounting, criminal justice, public administration and biology with a concentration in pharmaceutical science. Additionally, both institutions’ minority male programs, Centennial Scholars Program at NCCU and Durham Tech’s Visions Leadership Initiative, have collaborated together on a number of programs.

Eagle Connect is one of the first residential, dual enrollment transfer admissions programs at a Historically Black College or University, and is one of two such programs in the UNC system.

For highlights of the signing, please view this short video.

For more information about the Eagle Connect Program, please contact Ms. Denettia Shaw, Assistant Director of Transfer Services, Eagle Connect Coordinator, at 919-530-6687 or dshaw9@nccu.edu at NCCU, or Ms. Kara Battle, Associate Dean, ASUT (Associate of Science University Transfer) at Durham Tech, at battlek@durhamtech.edu or 919-536-7200, ext. 8002.  


Published: Monday, June 30, 2014
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