March 6, 2015- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College and Fort Valley State University will hold an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Monday, March 9, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Executive Board Room of Albany Tech's Logistics Education Center at 1704 South Slappey Boulevard.

The goal with the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of Albany Tech's Electronic Engineering Technology program with an opportunity to continue on with Fort Valley State University to earn their Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology (BSEET).

"This signing will be a tremendous benefit for Albany Technical College, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program and its students," said Manual Hall, Chair of the Electronics Technology programs at Albany Technical College.

By providing Albany Tech students who choose to specialize in Electronics Engineering Technology with a four-year degree option, this agreement is designed for students to matriculate his/her first two years at Albany Tech culminating with an associate's degree and completing their bachelor's degree at Fort Valley State.

"I, along with others from Albany Tech, are continuously seeking career and continuing education opportunities for our graduates," said Hall. "This signing has been a long time in the making and I am honored to have had a role in making it happen."

Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, president of Fort Valley State University, said the agreement exemplifies the strategies the institutions are employing to expand the educational opportunities in Georgia.

"By strengthening our partnership with Albany Technical College, we are providing a valuable venue for students to have more access to higher education opportunities," Griffith said. "It also shows that at Fort Valley State University, we are in the partnership business and in the business of helping students to dream as well as do."

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Pictured (left to right): Dr. Ivelaw L. Griffith, President, Fort Valley State University and Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College.