Ferrum College & Mary Baldwin College Sign Articulation Agreement

Agreement will facilitate admission of Ferrum College students to programs offered at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin.

 Ferrum College and Mary Baldwin College Sign Articulation Agreement

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.”

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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.