Belmont College and Kent State University Secure Articulation Agreement
St. Clairsville, OH (April 18, 2013)
- An information session regarding recently signed articulation agreements between
Belmont College and Kent State University was held at Belmont College on April 17.
Dr. Kamal Bichara, Director of Engineering Technology at Kent State University was
present and discussed the program benefits, requirements, and pathways with students.
Dr. Bichara stated that he feels very positive about the agreement with Belmont
College. “These agreements with Belmont feel like a very natural fit,” he said.
“Students who follow the assigned pathways will be able to transfer all of their
coursework from Belmont College and have it apply to a bachelor’s degree with Kent
The partnership will aid Belmont College students by making a four-year degree opportunity
at Kent State University more efficient to achieve. This arrangement will assure
Belmont students that specified Belmont courses taken within the two year programs
will transfer to Kent and be applied to the corresponding specified bachelor’s degree.
The articulation agreements allow for transition from two years at Belmont College
with a completion of an associate’s degree in civil engineering or industrial electronics
and then completion at Kent State University with a bachelor of engineering technology
degree for the following degree programs:
- Belmont College Civil Engineering to Kent State’s Manufacturing/Mechanical/Systems
concentration and 2+2 Integrated Engineering Technology concentration
- Belmont College Industrial Electronics to Kent State’s Green and Alternative Energy
“The partnership between Kent State University and Belmont College will provide
our students with distinct advantages for attaining a bachelor’s degree. For example,
the cost of the degree will be more affordable, as students will not have to repeat
courses upon transfer. In addition, time-to-degree can be lessened as a result.
A quality bachelor’s degree can begin at Belmont College without leaving home,”
stated Dr. Rebecca J. Kurtz, Belmont College Vice President of Learning and Student
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Pictured From left to right: Charles Dawson, Associate Professor of Engineering;
Tim Houston, Dean of Off-Campus Operations/Interim Dean of Student Services; Dr.
Brenda Lohri-Posey, Executive Dean of Academic Affairs; Dr. Kamal Bichara, Director
of Engineering Technology at Kent State University; Ed Mowrer, Energy Institute
Operations Manager; Ron Graham, Assistant Professor of Civil/Mechanical Engineering;
and Chuck McGlumphy, Program Chair & Professor of Engineering.
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