U Of M, JSCC Solidify Partnership
Jackson State Community College and the University of Memphis made their partnership official, when it comes to easing the red tape for students to transition between the two schools. This fall marks the first time Jackson State students can be admitted to the U of M while still enrolled at the community college. The system called “Partnership Enrollment Program or PEP applies, not only to Jackson, but to any of the University of Memphis campuses. “If you are wanting to explore a major that may not be in Jackson then you would have that same opportunity,” said Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis. “It is an absolute fantastic example of the continuing relationship that we have with the two schools for the primary purpose of improving an educational attainment level of everybody in West Tennessee,” said Dr. Bruce Blanding. president of Jackson State Community College. This fall, the U of M moved its classrooms for Jackson State to the former Lambuth University campus, creating the University of Memphis-Lambuth.