ORU, TCC Sign Articulation Agreement

EDUCATIONAL HANDSHAKE: Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, left, and Tulsa Community College President Tom McKeon are all smiles over the articulation agreement between the two schools.

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Articulation agreements have become more common as many higher education institutions in the Tulsa area work to give their students a variety of educational opportunities and degree options. But two new agreements between Oral Roberts University and Tulsa Community College offer a twist to the traditional collaborations. ORU President Richard Roberts and TCC President Thomas McKeon signed both agreements at 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the mezzanine at the ORU Mabee Center (81st and Lewis.)

The first agreement aims to make student transitions between TCC and ORU as seamless as possible. A student who completes an Associate in Arts degree or an Associate in Science degree at TCC may transfer all credit hours to ORU so they can go on to earn a baccalaureate degree. The agreement will enable students to effectively plan for their baccalaureate program when they enroll as freshman at TCC. This agreement will provide more hours to be transferred from TCC than any other agreement with a private university.

“I have admired and respected TCC for many years and am pleased to solidify our relationship through this official articulation agreement. This collaborative effort will strengthen the educational opportunities throughout the Tulsa area,” said Roberts.

“Every opportunity we have as higher education institutions to expand the degree options for Tulsans is a benefit to our students. We look forward to working with ORU toward making this articulation agreement an added advantage for students who are ORU bound,” said McKeon.

The second articulation agreement allows students to transfer between TCC’s Honor Program and ORU’s Honor Program. TCC Honors Scholars who qualify for the ORU Honors Program may transfer up to 12 honors credit hours toward the 21 honors hours required to graduate as a transfer scholar and vice versa. TCC students who meet the ORU Honors Program requirements may also apply for the Honors Program Scholar’s Scholarship.

For more information on the signing, contact Jeremy Burton at 495-6649 or Cindy Lewis at 595-7955.

Oral Roberts University is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university located in Tulsa. Founded in 1963 by evangelist Oral Roberts, ORU serves students from every state and over 60 countries, representing 40 denominations. Offering 61 undergraduate majors, 14 masters programs and 2 doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics, ORU is preparing its students spiritually, mentally, and physically to go into every person’s world. For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu .

TCC is one of the most comprehensive community colleges in the nation and ranks 23rd in the number of graduates. Serving 27,000 students annually in credit courses, TCC is the state’s largest two-year college with four campuses in the Tulsa area. For more information about TCC, visit www.tulsacc.edu.

TCC Mission Statement:
Tulsa Community College betters its community through the intellectual achievement, creative energy, and responsible citizenship of its students, faculty, and staff by their engagement in teaching, learning, and service opportunities that transform and enrich lives. Tulsa Community College commits to innovative, flexible, and affordable public higher education that responds to a dynamic global environment.

Updated 11-29-2006

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