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Current Issue: January 21, 2003
Volume 38, Number 12

Agreement builds on bridge program

By Carolyn Gonzales

UNM and Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles, Calif., have entered into an articulation agreement.

Signing the document for UNM were Provost Brian Foster, Vice President for Student Affairs Eliseo Torres and Director of Admissions Cynthia Stuart. Raul Rodriguez, dean of counseling and matriculation, signed for Mt. San Antonio College.

“The agreement opens the door to allow students from Mt. San Antonio College to transfer course credits to UNM in the same way New Mexico students can transfer courses from TVI or other community colleges in the state,” Torres said.

The agreement encourages minority students in the Los Angeles area to pursue higher education beyond the community college
level, said Tim Gutierrez, director of UNM
Special Programs.

He said that UNM’s Summer Bridge program, in its sixth year, invites minority students from the greater Los Angeles area to attend special programs to initiate them to the university experience. Many of those students go on to attend community colleges in Los Angeles. Signing the document allows those students to then come back to UNM to finish a college degree, he said.

“UNM has programs of excellence to serve minority students. We want to reach out across state lines to bring those students interested in pursuing higher education to our campus,” Torres said.