A New Partnership Develops

Bellevue and Forsyth Tech faculty

Forsyth Technical Community College has partnered with Bellevue University, a private, nonprofit university in Bellevue, Nebraska, to offer students another program option for college transfer upon graduation from Forsyth Tech.

Three Bellevue leaders visited Forsyth Tech on February 5 to meet with Forsyth Tech leaders and faculty to share information about the program, take a tour, and plan for the future of the partnership.

“Forsyth Tech is the first community college we have partnered with in North Carolina, and we are proud of the relationship we have initiated and would like to grow our presence in N.C.,” said Jim Grotrian, vice president, Strategic Partnerships, Bellevue University.

As part of the relationship agreement, Bellevue will provide a relationship manager to be located on the main campus of Forsyth Tech beginning in the fall of 2018, along with a co-branded microsite to provide students information on transfer requirements. Students may take courses online from Bellevue to satisfy degree requirements.

“We want to provide as many pathways as possible for our students to pursue their educational goals,” said Randy Candelaria, dean, Learning Resources. “When a student graduates from Forsyth Tech seeking to transfer to a college or university to obtain a four-year degree, we want them to know that we can provide advising and assistance to make the most of their earned credits at Forsyth Tech, and that we care about the student well beyond their stay here. Partnerships with Bellevue and other institutions ease the transfer process and allows our students to maximize their potential to their full advantage. ”