Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ferris One of Three Recognized for Maritime Academy Partnership

BIG RAPIDS – The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awarded this year’s Outstanding Transfer Program Award to the Maritime Academy Partnership during the group’s 2009 Annual Conference held at Boyne Mountain.

This is an annual award sponsored by the MACRAO Articulation Committee, and it recognizes Michigan’s most outstanding transfer program based upon the program’s demonstrated success in meeting the needs of transfer students by promoting seamless transfer from one institution to another. The Maritime Academy Partnership includes the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Northwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University.

“This partnership demonstrates how we can best serve the students of Michigan and beyond by bringing together partners, each of whom contributes a unique degree element based on existing capabilities, rather than one or more engaging in unnecessary and costly programmatic duplication,” said David Nicol, dean of Ferris’ College of Business.

This year’s award was presented by MACRAO President Karen Hutsler and the award was received by David Steenstra, Nancy Reddy and Lynnae Selberg from Ferris State University; Anne Monroe from Northwestern Michigan College; and John Berck from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.


The Maritime Academy Partnership was established in October 2007 at Ferris State University and involves the collaboration of these three institutions and their staff in providing educational planning, advising, coursework and programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ferris and maritime credentials from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.
Six maritime academies exist in the United States, and Traverse City is the home of one of them. The Great Lakes Maritime Academy provides a professional learning environment based on pride and tradition in preparing the future’s merchant marine officers/business professionals for the challenge of operating ships of unlimited tonnage.


For the complete story, visit:
http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/news/news/News.cfm?AnnouncementID=1030&CatID=1

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