Baylor University and San Jacinto College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

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    San Jacinto College and Baylor University today signed a transfer agreement to allow students an easy transfer between the two institutions. Pictured at the ceremony are (standing, left to right): State Sen. Sylvia Garcia (District 6); State Rep. Ed Thompson (District 29); Dr. Catherine O'Brien, San Jacinto College Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning; State Rep. Gilbert Pena (District 144); Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President; Wes Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Baylor University; and State Sen. Larry Taylor (District 11); (seated, left to right): Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College; and The Honorable Judge Ken Starr, President and Chancellor, Baylor University. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations and government affairs department.)
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    (Standing, left to right, back row): State Rep. Ed Thompson (District 29); Keith Sinor, Assistant Secretary, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; Cary Gray, Baylor Board of Regents; Jeff Reeter, Baylor University Board of Regents; and Wes Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Baylor University; (standing, left to right, front row): Baylor First Lady Alice Starr; State Sen. Sylvia Garcia (District 6); Dr. Catherine O'Brien, SJC Associate Vice Chancellor for Learning; State Rep. Gilbert Pena (District 144); Dr. Laurel Williamson, SJC Deputy Chancellor and President; Dan Mims, Chairman, SJC Board of Trustees; State Sen. Larry Taylor (District 11); Johnny Isbell, Mayor, City of Pasadena; and Marie Flickinger, Member, SJC Board of Trustees; (seated, left to right): Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College; and The Honorable Judge Ken Starr, President and Chancellor, Baylor University. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.)
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    (L to R) Baylor alumnus State Sen. Larry Taylor (District 11), B.B.A. (Insurance) '82, Baylor First Lady Alice Starr and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.)
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    Cody Seals (center), a veteran and honor student at San Jacinto College, will transfer to Baylor in the fall. With Cody are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
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    Among the speakers at the Baylor Bound ceremony at San Jacinto College was Baylor alumna Allison Tate Motalvo, M.A. (Educational Psychology) '04, who now serves as a professor of psychology at San Jacinto College. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.)
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    While at San Jacinto College, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and First Lady Alice Starr drove the maritime bridge simulators at SJC's Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus. (Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.)
Feb. 29, 2016

Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – Baylor University and San Jacinto College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and San Jacinto College Chancellor Brenda Hellyer, Ed.D., signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus.

As one of its goals under the Pro Futuris strategic initiative, Baylor intends to create 10 Baylor Bound partnerships during the next five years. The Baylor-San Jacinto agreement is the eighth partnership, along with McLennan Community College in Waco, Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Blinn College in Brenham, Collin College in McKinney, Temple College in Temple, Alamo Colleges in San Antonio and Midland College in Odessa.

The Baylor Bound program will serve highly motivated students from San Jacinto College who, upon meeting the program’s criteria, will transfer to Baylor to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

“We are very excited about the possibilities and opportunities this Baylor Bound agreement will have for our students,” said Dr. Hellyer. “Part of our mission is to provide seamless transfers for our students, and this agreement and collaboration fall in line with that mission. We appreciate the opportunity and are honored to be a part of the Baylor Bound program.”

“We continue to be proud of the Baylor Bound programs as we add more esteemed institutions – such as San Jacinto College – to our growing list of partners. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with San Jacinto College on this important partnership, which expands educational access for students across our great state,” Judge Starr said.

Students may declare their intent to transfer to Baylor by submitting the Baylor Bound application prior to enrolling at San Jacinto College or while enrolled as a full-time student. Admission to the program will be determined by Baylor’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Students at San Jacinto College who become part of the Baylor Bound program can choose a plan from 66 majors, all of which are articulated through specific MAPS – or Major Academic Planners – that will assist them as they move toward timely degree completion. More information about these majors and course transfer equivalency between Baylor and San Jacinto College is available here.

Students must be enrolled in an approved A.A. or A.S. academic program leading to an approved Baylor B.B.A., B.A., B.S.W. or B.S. degree and refer to Baylor’s Major Academic Planner when planning coursework.

Advisers from both institutions will help students select courses that satisfy program requirements to allow for a successful transition from San Jacinto College to full-time status at Baylor. San Jacinto College Baylor Bound students also will receive information about scholarships for transfer students and special transfer residential experiences. Also, students from San Jacinto College will have access to Baylor’s libraries via the Interlibrary Loan Agreement as well as special opportunities to visit the Baylor campus and meet with Baylor representatives.

Baylor and San Jacinto College officials, along with alumni, friends and special guests from across the region, gathered at a reception following the signing to celebrate the historic partnership between the two institutions. Speakers included Baylor alumna Allison Tate Motalvo, M.A. (Educational Psychology) ’04, professor of psychology at San Jacinto College, as well as President Starr and Chancellor Hellyer.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT SAN JACINTO COLLEGE

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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