SJC and SCCC Amend Articulation Agreement

August 12, 2013

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. AUGUST 13, 2013 St. Josephs College (SJC) and Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) have amended a pre-existing  articulation agreement between the two Colleges from December 2011 to include the transfer from SCCCs Hotel and Resort Management program to the new Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program at SJC.

The original articulation agreement outlined the terms of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship for three graduate nominees of SCCC to attend SJC, and the Deans Transfer Scholarship for six nominees. The agreement allowed for a more efficient transfer process for students and continues to do so with the new amendment. This amendment would allow one graduate of the Hotel and Resort Management program at SCCC to receive an $11,000 scholarship and admission into the HTM program at SJC each year. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student will need a GPA of 3.3 or higher and a nomination from a SCCC faculty member or program director in the Colleges Hotel and Resort Management Program.

"Governor Cuomo has made a point of citing the impressive employment statistics of Tourism in New York (e.g., as the fifth largest employment sector in New York), and he has emphasized the need for educational institutions to collaborate more effectively in helping to drive economic development, said Dr. Christopher Frost, academic dean for SJCs Long Island Campus. "In founding a new Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management and crafting a new HTM major, SJC addressed both themes by connecting its new initiatives to SCCCs programs. Working in partnership with SCCC, we believe that, together, we can help students identify new and deeper career pathways, and we can help to move Long Island forwardeconomically, and in terms of caring for its natural resources.

The amendment was created to foster the pre-existing mutually-beneficial relationship between the two Long Island colleges. This change will assist students who have earned their associates degrees from SCCC in Hotel and Resort Management and to further their education and obtain bachelors degrees in HTM from SJC.

For more information about SJCs new HTM degree program or transfer opportunities, please call Dr. Gail Lamberta at 631.687.1285 or email [email protected]