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Jackson State Community College and UT Martin to host open house

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Jackson State Community College
JSCC McWherter Center

UT Martin’s Jackson Center and Jackson State Community College will host an open house event on Tuesday, April 17. The event will be held at JSCC’s McWherter Center between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on that day.

In December, UT Martin’s Jackson Center moved from its location on the 45 By-pass to Jackson State’s McWherter Center. The two institutions had entered into an articulation agreement in the fall which ensured a seamless transfer from JSCC to UTM.

“This partnership is a win-win for both institutions and a win for our students as well,” said Dr. Allana Hamilton, JSCC president. “It provides JSCC graduates the flexibility they need to balance education, employment and family. Through this partnership, it is possible for a student to begin and graduate at Jackson State and then enroll at UT Martin to complete a baccalaureate degree without leaving the Jackson State campus.”

“The joint goal is to improve the long-term educational experience for students in West Tennessee,”UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver said. “Working together with Jackson State, we can improve transfer pathways and four-year graduation success of students entering Jackson State and completing their four-year degrees at UT Martin. This partnership will also impact the overall educational level of West Tennessee, leading to better employment and economic opportunities.”

Brian Donavant, UTM’s executive outreach director, has been well pleased with the move to the Jackson State campus and looks forward to inviting the public to campus. “This is a chance for anyone who is interested in learning more about higher education opportunities in the Jackson area to come and see how this new partnership will benefit them,” said Donavant.

Faculty and staff members from both institutions will be on hand to answer questions. Adult learners can learn about tuition-free options through the Tennessee Reconnect scholarship. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available to anyone coming to the event.

To learn more, go to Jackson State’s McWherter Center at the corner of North Parkway and FE Wright Drive on Tuesday, April 17 from 10 to 1:30.