Through a new partnership between Fontbonne University and St. Louis Community College (SLCC), business students can now seamlessly complete their bachelor's degree. The two institutions have launched a new 2+2 program in which qualified SLCC business students are guaranteed acceptance to Fontbonne, a nationally ranked four-year university.
"We are excited because we know the St. Louis Community College students coming to Fontbonne will have all of their core courses completed, enabling us to have increasingly sophisticated discussions in the classroom," said Linda Maurer, Fontbonne's dean of business. "2+2 provides students with a plan for how to finish their degree and gives them a mechanism with which to familiarize themselves with Fontbonne and get a sense of the university before they arrive."
SLCC officials also believe the formalized partnership will provide more transfer options to their students.
"Both St. Louis Community College and Fontbonne University are trying to help students by offering as many choices to them as possible," said Zelema Harris, SLCC interim chancellor. "We look forward to working with Fontbonne staff and faculty toward our mutual goals of student success and greater accessibility."
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and, by head count enrollment, the second largest institution of higher education in the state.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts, professional and adult programs.
Pictured at the signing, seated, from left, Zelema Harris, interim chancellor at SLCC and Dr. Dennis C. Golden, president of Fontbonne.
Standing, from left, Bonita Campbell, retired dean of business/math/technology at Forest Park; George Wasson, administrative dean for academic and student services at Wildwood; Linda Maurer, dean of business at Fontbonne; Ruby Curry, dean of business and human development at Florissant Valley; Dwight Smith, vice president of academic affairs at Forest Park; and Dr. Nancy Blattner, vice president and dean for academic affairs at Fontbonne.
Transfer students, learn more about our 2 + 2 program by contacing your admissions counselor!