On March 11, 2014, Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV, president of Georgia Military College (GMC), joined Dr. William McKinney, president of Valdosta State University (VSU), in the legislative chamber of the Old Capitol, to sign an articulation agreement that will allow GMC students to apply their associate degree credits toward VSU baccalaureate degrees.GMC students will be able to transfer degree credits without losing credit hours, providing a more seamless transition to VSU.
“GMC is a liberal arts-based, two-year college. Although we serve 250 ROTC cadets (at the Milledgeville Campus), the vast majority of our students are typical community college students.GMC has nine campuses throughout the state and serves about 12,000 students annually, many of whom go on to pursue baccalaureate degrees at four-year colleges and universities,” Lt. Gen. Caldwell noted. “Valdosta State University offers significant opportunities for our students to further their education.”
"Valdosta State is excited to begin a new partnership with Georgia Military College and expand educational opportunities to students in Georgia," said VSU President William J. McKinney. "It is these types of collaborative relationships that will assist more students in earning the credentials they desire, and in helping to create a more highly educated workforce throughout Georgia."
Lt. Gen. Caldwell also noted that, “GMC holds articulation agreements with a number of colleges and universities in Georgia, and will continue to pursue agreements with University System of Georgia colleges and universities in order to support Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, as well as to support Georgia Military College graduates wanting to pursue baccalaureate degrees.”
Tarn Burton, GMC Valdosta CampusAcademic Dean, Leslie Hafer, GMC Valdosta Campus Director, Dr. William McKinney, VSU President, LtGen William B. Caldwell, IV, GMC President, Dr. Mike Holmes, GMC VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculties