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Ancilla College, Grace College Sign Articulation Agreement

November 22, 2011

11/23/11 In an effort to increase the educational opportunities for local students, Ancilla College has signed an articulation agreement with Grace College in Winona Lake, IN, that will allow Ancilla graduates to continue their education in Grace’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) degree completion program.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ancilla graduates will be able to enroll in the GOAL program and ultimately earn a B.S. in Management through Grace College.

Dr. Ron May, President of Ancilla College, and Dr. Ronald E. Manahan, President of Grace College and Theological Seminary, were on hand at the Orthopedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus to perform the signing.

“This agreement permits Ancilla College graduates who are working and maintaining other responsibilities to complete the Associate Degree and then move seamlessly to Grace College and complete the Bachelors degree online,” said Dr. May.  “Such an agreement really works well for our adult students who are juggling many responsibilities.  The program also permits Ancilla and Grace Colleges to partner with area workforce development agencies to improve the workforce available to current and future employers.”

Tim Ziebarth, Director of Online Education at Grace College, expressed his excitement about the articulation and the opportunities it provides to new students.

“The Grace/Ancilla collaboration is representative of the shift in Indiana Institutions of Higher Education towards partnerships,” said Ziebarth.  “Five to 10 years ago, students did not see these types of agreements between colleges.  We’re making headway in the right direction in providing student-centered solutions to educational needs.”

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Photo: (L to R) – Dr. Ron May (President of Ancilla College) and Dr. Ronald E. Manahan (President of Grace College and Theological Seminary).