Ferrum College and Danville Community College Sign Articulation Agreement
Agreement will facilitate transfer of DCC Administration of Justice students to Ferrum
College’s Criminal Justice B.S./B.A. Degree Program.
Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 8, 2013) – Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Danville Community College (DCC) President
Bruce Scism recently signed an Agreement of Articulation to facilitate the transfer
of students in DCC’s Administration of Justice curriculum to Ferrum College’s Criminal
Justice B.S./B.A. degree program.
The agreement stipulates that DCC will advise students interested in transferring
to Ferrum College’s criminal justice degree program to enroll in an approved course
curriculum to earn an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice. In turn, Ferrum
College guarantees acceptance of DCC students who successfully earn the Administration
of Justice degree.
“As educators, President Scism and I make student success a high priority. One way
to achieve that is by removing barriers and promoting further access to that success,”
said Braaten. “Two-year colleges are doing a tremendous job in encouraging so many
of their students to aspire to higher goals. Our objective at Ferrum is to help facilitate
a smooth transition between schools for these transfer students, and this collaboration
with Danville Community College will help achieve that aim.”
The articulation agreement ensures that Ferrum College will grant transfer credit
for all DCC Administration of Justice courses completed successfully with a grade
of “C” or above at the 100-200 level, excluding SDV College Skills Courses, even when
the student has not completed the Associate Degree. In addition, DCC students who
successfully complete 56 hours with a grade of “C” or above will be admitted to Ferrum
College with junior status.
Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne,
Jr., and DCC Administration of Justice Professor John Wilt, have been associates for
20 years through their mutual affiliation with the American Criminal Justice Association.
“Along with Professor Wilt, my DCC counterpart, I am pleased that we can now work
together to provide additional opportunities for DCC students to complete a bachelor's
degree in criminal justice here at Ferrum College. It is our hope that this agreement
will encourage DCC students to make Ferrum their college of choice when deciding to
further their education," said Osborne.
In the photograph (left to right): Ferrum College Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator William Osborne,
Jr., Danville Community College President Bruce Scism, Ferrum College President Jennifer
Braaten, Ferrum College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Summer, and
Danville Community College Administration of Justice Professor John Wilt.
About Ferrum College: Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related
to the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor's
degree programs, at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. The
College celebrates its centennial in 2013.