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GSW President Dr. Kendall Blanchard, left, and GPC President Rob Watts sign agreements to renew and expand the colleges' partnership programs. Pictured standing, from left, are Shannon Perry, Dr. Liz Wilson, Dr. Brian Adler, all of Georgia Southwestern, and Phil Smith, Georgia Perimeter's academic affairs vice president. (photo by Bill Roa)

Human Resources added to 3-Year GPC/GSW business degree programs

In a special ceremony at Georgia Perimeter College, Rob Watts, GPC interim president, and Dr. Kendall Blanchard, Georgia Southwestern State University president, renewed a three-year Fastrac business administration transfer program for GPC business graduates.

The online accelerated transfer program allows GPC associate of business degree graduates to transfer to GSW and earn their BBA degrees in management, accounting or marketing in three years. 

The two presidents signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially adding a BBA in human resources.

Seventy-two GPC students have graduated from the program since it began in 2011, says Shannon Perry, GSW director of external programs. There are currently 115 GPC students enrolled in the program for the fall.

Perry also noted that one quarter of all GPC graduates are honor graduates. In May 2014, former GPC student Laura Gaines graduated magna cum laude from program.

 Lee McKinley, GPC business professor, is the current faculty advisor for GPC students.

Beginning this fall, the two colleges also will offer a three-year program in Information Technology.