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AUM, LBWCC form partnership to support students

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Officials with two institutions of higher learning in Alabama are forming a partnership. The relationship was announced Tuesday morning between representatives of Auburn Montgomery and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

AUM Chancellor John G. Veres III and LBWCC President Herbert H.J. Riedel formalized the partnership, which aims to better support students interested in transferring to AUM, at a signing ceremony at Auburn Montgomey's Taylor Center.

The partnership will help the two institutions work closely on student advisement, creating a pathwayfor students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to easily transfer into AUM.

It will also allow LBWCC students to "reverse transfer" credits back to LBWCCand receive an associate's degree while completing a bachelor's at AUM.

And it will provide scholarships to incoming AUM students.

Beginning fall2014, all LBWCC students transferring to AUM with a minimum 3.0 GPA will beprovided a $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship. The top LBWCC student transferring toAUM, as selected by the LBWCC administration, will receive tuition and fees fortwo years.

With campuses in Andalusia, Greenville, Luverne and Opp, LurleenB. Wallace Community College serves Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Coffee andGeneva Counties, as well as areas of the Florida panhandle. Under thegovernance of the Alabama State Board of Education, LBWCC offerscareer-oriented certificates and associate degrees.

Located seven miles east of the state capitol, Auburn Universityat Montgomery was founded in 1967 as the metropolitan campus of AuburnUniversity. Nationally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges andSchools, AUM offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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