The Auburn University College of Agriculture recently signed an agreement with Wallace Community College-Dothan to provide a streamlined transfer process for Wallace students who meet criteria for bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Agriculture.
An official signing ceremony for the memorandum of understanding between the two institutions was held Wednesday, October 11, on the Wallace campus in Dothan.
As a result of this agreement, the transfer process is streamlined for Wallace students who have completed two years of specified coursework that meets preliminary coursework requirements for a Bachelor of Science in the College of Agriculture.
“The College of Agriculture at Auburn University is pleased to be partnering with Wallace Community College,” said Amy Wright, associate dean for instruction in the Auburn College of Agriculture. “We have a broad range of exciting majors in the College of Agriculture, and we are excited to work together with Wallace in this capacity.”
Wallace’s Department of Natural Sciences will house five new courses for the program with the plan to expand offerings as the student population grows. These classes would include courses in animal dairy sciences, horticulture and plant propagation. These classes are slated to begin in fall 2024.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is a major partner in this endeavor. Alabama Extension agents in the Wiregrass region will work with the community college to utilize its facilities as outdoor classrooms.
“The collaboration between Wallace Community College-Dothan, Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center enables students from across the Wiregrass to achieve their goals for a successful future,” said Jimmy Jones, Alabama Extension coordinator for Henry County.
Wallace Community College-Dothan President Linda Young agreed.
“As those of us who live and work in the Wiregrass area know, agriculture is not just a source of industry – it is a way of life,” Young said. “We are proud to contribute to the advancement of agriculture within our community and grateful to the community partners aiding us in that endeavor.”