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Richard Bland College & Virginia Wesleyan University Partner In Logistics Management Program

New Agreement Enhances Opportunities for Study of Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Richard Bland College of William & Mary has signed a five-year agreement with Virginia Wesleyan University to develop the skills needed to build upon an Associates of Science (A.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) in Business with a Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. With this agreement, students may satisfy requirements for the degree and/or the certificate with approved courses from the other institution.

Richard Bland College President Debbie L. Sydow and Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller signed the initial five-year agreement on December 13. The partnership allows Richard Bland students who have completed both an Associate of Science (A.S.) in business and an existing RBC logistics management certificate to transfer to Virginia Wesleyan to complete their four-year degree and pursue the University’s Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Based on the fulfillment of several requirements, RBC graduates will be granted waivers for a number of VWU courses needed to complete their bachelor’s and the University certificate.

As part of the reciprocal agreement, Virginia Wesleyan students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in business may enroll in online courses through Richard Bland that would be put toward RBC’s Logistics Management Certificate. Completion of the RBC courses will satisfy several components needed to earn a bachelor’s in business from VWU.

This is the second agreement signed between Richard Bland College and Virginia Wesleyan University. The institutions formalized a Guaranteed Admission Agreement in 2013 facilitating the transfer of students from associate degree programs at RBC to programs for degree completion at Virginia Wesleyan. Admission is guaranteed for any RBC student who meets the articulated criteria, and merit scholarships are awarded to transferring students based on cumulative grade point average.

On hand for the signing at Virginia Wesleyan University were front row (L-R): VWU President Scott D. Miller, RBC President Debbie L. Sydow, and back row (L-R): Paul Ewell, Chair of the VWU Management, Business, and Economics Department and Director of the MBA Program, Debbie Hicks, VWU Assistant Provost, David Waggoner, VWU Vice President for Enrollment, Danielle Williams, RBC Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, and Larry Belcher, RBC Enrollment and Partnership Development Specialist.

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