West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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WVU Parkersburg and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre enter agreement to offer equine-related associate degree.
CONTACT: Dr. Rhonda Richards, WVU Parkersburg executive dean of academic affairs, 304-424-8242.
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new equine-related degree.
The college has entered into an agreement with Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre to offer an associate in applied science degree in technical studies with emphasis in two areas: equine management and equestrian studies.
“We are chomping at the bit to make this available to our students,” Faith F. Meredith, director of Meredith Manor, said. “This is a great opportunity.”
Meredith Manor in Waverly is an internationally recognized equestrian vocational school that is dedicated to preparing students for successful careers with horses.
“We welcome this partnership. This is a wonderful addition to our degree offerings and provides an opportunity to partner with Meredith Manor and its students via our technical studies program,” noted WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage.
As part of the agreement, Meredith Manor students actively studying Meredith’s equine science or riding master program will be eligible to enroll at WVU Parkersburg to seek the 60-credit-hour associate degree.
WVU Parkersburg’s technical studies program consists of a state-approved curriculum guide which includes three components: general education, technical core and technical/occupational specialty, noted Rhonda Richards, executive dean of academic affairs at WVU Parkersburg.
“Meredith Manor students enrolling in the program will complete 21 credit hours comprising the general education component of the degree at WVU Parkersburg,” she said.
The remaining 39 credit hours will consist of equestrian related courses taken at Meredith Manor which will be converted to WVU Parkersburg college credit.
More than 30 students at Meredith Manor have already expressed an interest in the degree.