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College Signs Articulation Agreement

April 28, 2017

Dr. Charles Duncan, vice president for academic affairs, William Peace University; Dr. Brian C. Ralph, president, WPU; Dr. Mark La Branche, Louisburg College president; Assistant Professor of Business Studies Brian Sanders; Dr. Jim Eck, Louisburg provost; and Dr. Kelvin Spragley, chair of the Business and Social Sciences Division

Left to right, Dr. Charles Duncan, vice president for academic affairs, William Peace University; Dr. Brian C. Ralph, president, WPU; Dr. Mark La Branche, Louisburg College president; Assistant Professor of Business Studies Brian Sanders; Dr. Jim Eck, Louisburg provost; and Dr. Kelvin Spragley, chair of the Business and Social Sciences Division.

Louisburg College's president signed an agreement with William Peace University on Friday that allows Louisburg students who graduate with an Associate in Science, Business, to transfer to Peace easily.

The direct-transfer agreement, signed on the Louisburg College campus and effective in May 2017, outlines the procedures and requirements for credits from Louisburg College to be accepted toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at WPU.

Dr. Mark La Branche, Louisburg College president, and Dr. Brian C. Ralph, president of WPU, signed the document.

Peace, a small college in downtown Raleigh founded in 1857, has about 1,000 students. The university has 26 majors and a School of Professional Studies and offers bachelor degrees in science, arts and fine arts.

"William Peace University is a logical place for our students to transfer," Dr. La Branche said, noting that it's a small, church-related college that has "a culture of caring."

"Students can continue the opportunities that began here," he said.

Dr. Ralph, who came to Peace in 2015, said students have enjoyed the residential experience at Louisburg College and will be "perfectly positioned to thrive" at WPU. "We're thrilled to be building that kind of partnership together," he said. "It's great for us to get seasoned college students to earn their bachelor's degree."

Dr. Brian C. Ralph, president of William Peace University, and Dr. Mark La Branche, president of Louisburg College

Dr. Brian C. Ralph, president of William Peace University, and Dr. Mark La Branche, president of Louisburg College