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September 15, 2017

Montevallo and Lawson State announce partnership with continuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Lawson State Community College have announced a partnership to offer students easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, continuUM, offers Lawson State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associates degree or 45 transferable credit hours.

“This collaborative effort reflects a perfect example of what universities and community colleges can do in the advancement of education,” said Dr. Perry W. Ward, president of Lawson State Community College. “I am truly excited about this education partnership that we are forming with Dr. Stewart and the University of Montevallo as well as the opportunities that it will provide our students. This program will open up additional avenues to programs and resources for our students, such as internships, transfer access and scholarships.”

This transfer pathway program allows students the opportunity to better plan for their future careers through pre-transfer advising at UM based on intended major. The Montevallo Career Development Center is also available to guide Lawson students through career assessment, internship resources, resume writing and interview skills.

In addition to the ease in transferring and career services, the continuUM program also provides Lawson students with other resources at the University of Montevallo. Students accepted into the continuUM program are issued a Montevallo student ID giving them access to online services including digital library resources through Carmichael Library. The student ID also allows Lawson students to utilize the McChesney Student Activity Center workout areas and to attend UM athletic and student life events.

“We are excited and grateful for this opportunity to serve students at Lawson and Montevallo. Community college graduates who attend Montevallo do extremely well academically and socially on our campus. We admire what Dr. Ward and his team at Lawson are doing to prepare their students for life and career, and are very pleased to be a part of it,” said Dr. John W. Stewart III, president of the University of Montevallo. To learn more, visit www.montevallo.edu/continuum.

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