UAM, ASU-Beebe sign visual arts partnership agreement

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The University of Arkansas at Monticello and Arkansas State University-Beebe have signed a 2+2 Articulation Memorandum of Understanding on Visual Arts.

“The 2+2 agreement facilitates an easy transfer for an Associate of Arts graduate in liberal arts from ASU-Beebe to UAM for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. The agreement clarifies the requirements of the degree and provides students with the opportunity to earn a high-quality degree from both institutions,” according to a press release.

The deal was signed on September 1 at the ASU-Beebe England Center.

“Articulation agreements help ensure that students with an associate degree can transfer seamlessly,” said Jason Goodner, vice chancellor for academics and director of studies at ASU-Beebe. “We are thrilled to partner with UAM and offer this pathway in the visual arts.”

UAM Chancellor Peggy Doss thanked the partner institution.

“We thank ASU-Beebe for their willingness to partner with UAM, and we look forward to further collaborations,” Doss said. “Partnerships like these ensure the sustainability of higher education, creating a bright future for our institutions and the students we proudly serve.”

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Jennifer Methvin signed the deal with Doss.

“We are delighted to partner with UAM on this articulation agreement,” said Methvin. “This is an exceptional path for those wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and our faculty have worked together to make it happen.”

UAM participants in the ceremony also included Crystal Halley, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Jeff Weaver, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Chief of Staff; Steven Harper, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; and Tom Richard, art teacher.

ASU-Beebe attendees also included Rose Mary Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement; Teddy Davis, Dean of Arts and Humanities; Thomas Fernandez, assistant professor of art; Lisa Floryshak, assistant professor of art; Amber Bramlett, assistant professor of education; Penny Cook, teacher of education; Tyler Bittle, Director of Admissions; and Zackery Tucker, dean of students.

Major art courses at UAM include painting, drawing, art history, ceramics, and graphic design. For more details on the UAM Art program, contact the UAM School of Arts and Humanities at (870) 460-1078.

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