The community is invited to join Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, president of Weatherford College, and Dr. Eric I. Bruntmyer, president of Hardin-Simmons University, for the signing of an articulation agreement between the two institutions.
The brief ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in Texas Hall of the Alkek Fine Arts Center.
“Hardin-Simmons University is a natural institutional partner for Weatherford College,” Farmer said. “Many forget that WC was a private institution until 1949. The Weatherford College culture of caring grew out of those private institution roots. Both HSU and WC share a commitment to academic excellence and have similar institutional values. Words like faith, hope and love have real meaning at both noble institutions.”
Articulation agreements document the transfer policies between institutions and make it easier for students to retain course credit when they move from one institution to the other.
WC has several agreements with partnering institutions including Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Midwestern State University, Sam Houston State University and Texas Wesleyan University.
Dr. Laura Pogue, dean of general education studies at Hardin-Simmons, contacted Michael Endy, WC’s vice president of instruction and student services, during the spring semester about forming the partnership.
“The agreement is designed to clarify and encourage students as they plan to transfer semester credit hours from WC to Hardin-Simmons in a seamless transition toward the completion of a degree,” said Adam Finley, executive dean of student services. “The articulation serves the student by ensuring courses taken will apply to their chosen degree plan at Hardin-Simmons.”