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Lehigh Carbon Community College

By Erika Neldner

Reinhardt University and Chattahoochee Technical College are coming together to offer Chattahoochee Tech students a smooth transition to Reinhardt to complete their four-year degree in nursing.

The Educational Pathway was signed Monday, Sept. 30, at the Appalachian Campus of Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper.

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Leaders from Reinhardt University and Chattahoochee Tech joined together Sept. 30 to memorialize a partnership that benefits students. Reinhardt nursing students also are pictured. Photo by Bill Blount | Chattahoochee Tech

The Educational Pathway allows for Chattahoochee Tech students who earn their Associate of Science in Nursing to continue on at Reinhardt’s Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It also includes Reinhardt’s RN to BSN online program. The articulation agreement highlights classes that will transfer from Chattahoochee Tech to Reinhardt’s nursing programs and is applicable for the 2019-2021 academic years.

“We will work with these students with our full commitment and our full vigor to ensure we generate more nurses in this very important area of the state,” said Dr. Jacob Harney, Reinhardt associate provost and dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences. “We want to thank you very much and look forward to further collaboration.”

Dr. Ron Newcomb, president of Chattahoochee Technical College, commented on the longstanding partnership Reinhardt and Chattahoochee Tech have enjoyed over the years, and said it was fitting to celebrate the event.

“What a great way to memorialize a wonderful partnership,” Newcomb said. “We consider Reinhardt to be a very valuable and very active partner. We are honored that we now have a memorialized pathway for our students. We’ve long had a great relationship with Reinhardt and are so delighted to have this signing.”