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UW-Parkside Ranger Bear, UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford, Gateway President Bryan Albrecht and Rudy the Red Hawk celebrate the Forward Together agreements.
Gateway Technical College credits can go further than ever before, through new transfer agreements between Gateway and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Officials from the two institutions recently signed seven 2-plus-2 articulation agreements that allow Gateway students from seven business programs to enter UW-Parkside as juniors.
Greg Kiriaki is one soon-to-be junior at UW-Parkside. Kiriaki needs to only complete one more course in his business management program at Gateway this semester before graduating, and plans to take advantage of the new credit transfer opportunity.
“The transfer saves us a decent amount of money and taking two years at Gateway and then two years at UW-Parkside is a great way to get a four-year education,” he said.
Continuing his education at UW-Parkside in Kenosha will allow Kiriaki to stay close to home and the community in which he’s invested.
“This presents a better opportunity to obtain the four-year degree. Plus, it’s close to where I live,” he said. “My family lives here, I coach and am part of a competitive powerlifting team. There are quite a few reasons why I don’t want to leave this area and would rather earn my degree close to home.”
Kiriaki plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in business at UW-Parkside.
Students graduating from Gateway with degrees in accounting, business management, marketing, supervisory management and graphic communications will have the opportunity to transfer into UW-Parkside under the new agreements.
Depending on the degree, Gateway students will see 54 to 62 of their credits accepted at UW-Parkside.
“We are committed to enhancing our region’s educational accessibility and quality,” said Gateway President and CEO Bryan Albrecht. “These agreements work to the students’ benefit and they strengthen our institutions as well.”
The latest expansion of credit transfer agreements extends the Forward Together promise between the college and university. Agreements already are in place for civil engineering technology-freshwater resources; physical therapy; air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology; and the dual admission general studies certificate.
Gateway students should contact their program adviser for more information about the transfer agreements.