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Luther College and NICC are partnering to educate future social workers

Posted: Thu, Feb 6, 2020 3:02 PM
Luther President Jenifer K. Ward and NICC President Liang Chee Wee

It's official.  At midday Thursday, Luther President Jenifer K. Ward and NICC President Liang Chee Wee signed an agreement which will allow a "Social Work Transfer Pathway."  Students in this program would attend NICC for two years, getting an Associate of Arts degree with credits that would directly transfer to Luther as incoming juniors, allowing them to obtain their B.A. in social work after two additional years at Luther.

Luther President Ward said, "I am grateful to our faculty and staff and to our counterparts at NICC for the work that enables us to collaborate in ways that benefit both our students and the communities they will serve as social workers in Northeast Iowa and beyond."

NICC President Wee said, "Our partnership with Luther College enables both institutions to combine our efforts to enhance the students' preparations for the betterment of those they will serve in their calling."

The new social work transfer pathway is the latest in nearly one dozen similar transfer agreements established by NICC and four-year institutional partners in the fields of biology, business, criminal justice, psychology and sociology.

NICC's Dr. Wee presented Luther's Dr. Ward with a gift of locally-produced honey, wine, tea and coffee