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Darton, Georgia Southwestern sign a digital agreement

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Darton College President Dr. Peter Sireno and Georgia Southwestern President Dr. Kendall Blanchard sign the agreement that will allow students from Darton to transfer more easily to GSW to finish computer science degrees. Darton College President Dr. Peter Sireno and Georgia Southwestern President Dr. Kendall Blanchard sign the agreement that will allow students from Darton to transfer more easily to GSW to finish computer science degrees.
A page on Darton College's web site.  Virtually all colleges now offer complete descriptions of coursework on their sites. A page on Darton College's web site. Virtually all colleges now offer complete descriptions of coursework on their sites.
Students in one of Darton's computer labs work busily on their latest assignments. Students in one of Darton's computer labs work busily on their latest assignments.
The Technology Building is, not surprisingly, the home of one of Darton's computer labs. The Technology Building is, not surprisingly, the home of one of Darton's computer labs.
Officials from Darton College and Georgia Southwestern University look on as a co-operative agreement is signed between the two schools. Officials from Darton College and Georgia Southwestern University look on as a co-operative agreement is signed between the two schools.

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two South Georgia colleges are working to fill the gap between the number of graduates in computer sciences and the number of jobs in that field.

Darton and Georgia Southwestern signed an agreement to make it easier for graduates of Darton's computer programs to enroll at GSW.

Some Darton classes will also transfer and count toward a degree in Business and Computer Science.

This isn't the first co-operative program between the two schools to benefit students and the region where they live.

Dr. Kendall Blanchard, the President of Georgia Southwestern University said, "we've worked very hard to develop relationships with the two year schools. Develop programs like this that give the students a leg up."

Darton College's Interim Dean of Science and Mathematics Frank Malinowski said that having more computer science graduates will, "encourage more businesses to relocate here, to open up secondary shops in this area."

The agreement between the two schools is effective immediately.


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