ECC President Dr. Augustine A. Boakye, left, and Caldwell University President Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese, center, sign the articulation agreement between the two institutions. At right, Caldwell University Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ellina Chernobilsky looks on.

Essex County College students earning Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees can now transfer to nearby Caldwell University with junior status. The two institutions signed a wide-ranging articulation agreement on Feb. 21 during a ceremony held at ECC’s West Essex campus in West Caldwell.

The five-year agreement commences on May 1, 2024. It is for designated programs for which the institutions have articulated program agreements.

“This agreement will give more of our graduating students the opportunity to reach the goals they have set for themselves. We are building on what we have done before. Our college provides students the opportunity to earn Associate degrees; that’s what we do. But we certainly don’t want them ending their education at that level. Our agreement gives them another avenue to move up,” said ECC’s President, Dr. Augustine A. Boakye.

“It makes perfect sense for our two institutions to work together. This agreement provides up to $30,000 in scholarship money for the transferring students. We serve people in this community who will stay in this community. We will continue to look for other ways our two institutions can work together,” stated Caldwell University President, Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese.

The articulation agreement was signed by Dr. Boakye and Dr. Senese.

Dr. Alvin Williams, executive dean of Faculty and Academics, called it an “umbrella” agreement covering a wide range of programs.