BRCC, Southern sign academic partnership

BRCC, Southern sign academic partnership

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) students are now able to seamlessly transfer to Southern University thanks to the new “Bears 2 Jaguars” academic partnership.

A ceremony was held Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Officials from both schools participated including BRCC Chancellor Andrea Lewis Miller and Southern Acting Chancellor Flandus Mclinton.

The agreement will provide greater educational resources for students transferring from BRCC to Southern. They will have access to Southern's library, parking privileges, and certain sporting events.

Upon completion of BRCC's political science, psychology, history, criminal justice, business, and military science associate degrees, students can be admitted to Southern with junior status.

“It makes perfect sense for our institutions to come together to make sure our students are furthering their education by receiving their bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and Ph.D.'s,” said Miller. “This is just the beginning, and we intend to expand on what we have started here today.”

“We know this is an important start in the right direction,” said McClinton. “The sky's the limit what we can do with this program.”

For more information, go to


Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.