Agreement will facilitate admission of Ferrum College students to programs offered
at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin.
FERRUM, VA (Nov. 26, 2013) – Jennifer Braaten, president of Ferrum College, and Pamela Fox, president of Mary
Baldwin College, recently signed an Agreement of Articulation to facilitate the non-competitive
admission of one Ferrum student annually to each of the Physical Therapy, Occupational
Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs of Mary Baldwin’s Murphy Deming College of
Health Sciences (MDCHS.)
“This agreement represents an excellent opportunity for our students to attend a professional
graduate school in some of the most popular health care professions and provides a
strong pathway for them to pursue multiple options for the future,” said Dr. Braaten.
“As educators, President Fox and I make student success a high priority, including
promoting access to that success. At Ferrum we are very proud of our students’ accomplishments,
and the signing of this agreement shows that other institutions recognize that success."
Under the terms of the articulation agreement, MDCHS agrees to accept one suitably-qualified
and duly-enrolled, full-time student from Ferrum College per program who meet the
agreed upon performance standards and criteria. The admission of the Ferrum students
will occur on a non-competitive basis with respect to the applicant pool as a whole.
“This is by far the most student-accessible agreement we have developed, in that we
will have one spot essentially guaranteed for one student in each of the three programs
every year as long as they have fulfilled all pre-admission requirements,” said Chris
Aylesworth, Ferrum’s director of Professional Health Sciences. “This provides assurance
that even more of our students will move on into graduate health care education.”
About the photograph: (L to R seated) Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Director, Enrollment and
Student Services Martha Modlin; Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten; Murphy
Deming College of Health Sciences Vice President Linda Stanford; and Ferrum College
Interim Vice President for Academics Affairs Gail Summer. (L to R standing) Murphy
Deming College of Health Sciences Program Director, Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Nathan "Ben" Herz; Ferrum College Director of Professional Health Sciences Chris R.
Aylesworth; and Ferrum College Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Associate
Professor of Chemistry and Physics Jason Powell.