Join us on facebook


Check out K-State on YouTube


News Services
Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Information provided by K-State News Services may be reproduced without permission. The marks and names of Kansas State University are protected trademarks and may not be used in any commercial or private endeavor without the approval of the university.
  1. K-State Home >
  2. News Services >
  3. September news releases
Print This Article  

Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-5888, sinnpio@k-state.edu
Photos available. Contact media@k-state.edu or 785-532-6415.
News release prepared by: Jared Betts, 785-532-2529, betts290@k-state.edu

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is continuing the development of 2+2 partnerships with Kansas community colleges so students can complete a K-State bachelor's degree without leaving their home communities or sacrificing their jobs.

K-State recently signed four 2+2 agreements with Cloud County Community College. The agreements allow students to earn associate degrees from Cloud County and then transfer the credits to K-State to earn a bachelor's degree through distance education.

The signing included the following agreements:

* Associate of Science/Associate of Arts degree in business administration to Bachelor of Science in general business;

* Associate of Applied Science in wind energy to Bachelor of Science in technology management;

* Associate of Applied Science in criminal justice to Bachelor of Science in technology management; and

* Associate of Applied Science in networking to Bachelor of Science in technology management.

"This partnership allows K-Sate to deliver a degree that is highly respected, accessible and affordable to the citizens of north central Kansas," said Sue Maes, dean of continuing education at K-State. "Completion of a bachelor's degree not only broadens career opportunities, but also helps improve the intellectual contributions individuals can make to the state of Kansas."

K-State representatives at the signing included Maes; Yar Ebadi, dean of the College of Business Administration; Anand Desai, associate dean of the College of Business Administration; Dennis Kuhlman, dean of K-State at Salina; and Fred Guzek, instructor of business at K-State at Salina.

Cloud County Community College representatives at the signing included Richard Underbakke, president; Susan Greene, accounting instructor; Cathy Forshee, economics instructor; Shelly Farha, business instructor; Kim Krull, vice president of academic affairs; Rita Dondlinger, criminal justice instructor; and Bruce Graham, wind energy instructor.

Cloud County is the 15th in-state institution to develop a 2+2 partnership with K-State. The university has more partnerships in development with both in-state and out-of-state institutions. A degree map and more information about K-State's 2+2 partnership with Cloud County and other community and technical colleges in Kansas and other states are available at http://www.dce.k-state.edu/affiliations/2+2/