DSC enters into partnership with University of Maryland Eastern Shore as a means of securing more areas of study for students
The Dominica State College has entered into partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore through which Dominican students will have the opportunity to enrol in a number of programs.
According to a press release issued Tuesday, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by DSC President Dr Donald Peters in Maryland on Tuesday May 17 2016.
This MOU will result in student faculty exchanges, research partnerships and the facilitation of the exchange of scholarly information between the two institutions.
Dominica’s Ambassador to the OAS, Hubert Charles, who is stationed in Washington, accompanied Dr Peters to the university to witness the signing of the MOU.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a University within the Maryland Higher education system and is also a land grant institution funded by the US federal government.
DSC Students will be able to transfer into programs such as animal and poultry science, plant and soil science, urban forestry, agri-business and agriculture education.
At the Department of Human Ecology, students will receive training in family and consumer science, child development, dietetics and fashion merchandising.
The Division of Technology will offer degrees in Construction management technology, electrical engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology while the department of hotel & restaurant management will prepare the students for bachelor degrees in hotel management, restaurant management, culinary arts and travel and tourism.
In the release Dr Peters expressed appreciation of DSC’s ability to continue to partner with international universities in seeking opportunities for Dominican students to further their education in areas not available here.
Dominican born Gabriel Christian, a member of the board of visitors of that university was instrumental in working with Dr Peters and the UMES administration to facilitate the agreement.
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