Eureka College and ICC Partner to Help Students Achieve Degrees
EUREKA, Ill. — Illinois Central College and Eureka College have teamed up to help students gain their baccalaureate degrees. Through a special partnership, ICC students with an associate degree will be able to seamlessly transfer to Eureka College in order to complete their baccalaureate degree in one of 30 academic or professional programs.
On Thursday, August 8, Eureka College President Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, Eureka College Provost Dr. Ann Fulop, ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, and ICC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Emmanuel Awuah gathered in the Rigazio Conference Room on the Eureka College campus to make it official.
“We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with Illinois Central College through this comprehensive articulation agreement,” said Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright. “Like the Uniquely Eureka Promise, this is yet another example of two elite, area institutions doing our part to leverage our strengths and forge a partnership that will lead to more successful outcomes for students in the greater Peoria area.”
“It’s imperative for educational institutions to work together and place the common good of our students and community first,” said Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey. “We are absolutely thrilled to offer this opportunity with Eureka College, along with the possibility of four years, tuition-free schooling through the two Promise programs.”
The agreement contains several unique attributes. It made Eureka College history as it became the first agreement allowing Eureka College to accept transfer of applied science credits. Among the applied science degrees from ICC that will be accepted are Law Enforcement (which will transfer to EC’s Criminal Justice degree), Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training (EC’s Psychology), Finance (EC’s Business Administration), Personal/Fitness Training (EC’s Exercise Science or Athletic Training) and Accounting (EC’s Accounting).
The agreement also contains the Uniquely Eureka Promise, which allows eligible ICC transfer students tuition-free scholarships to complete two years at Eureka College. Similarly, ICC’s established partnership with Peoria Promise offers eligible students tuition-free scholarships to ICC. Thereby, the Uniquely Eureka Promise and the articulation agreement between the two colleges, has created the possibility for eligible students to complete their baccalaureate degree tuition-free.
The partnership also includes a reverse transfer provision, which enables ICC students who transfer to Eureka College before the completion of their associate degree the ability to transfer back to ICC in order to earn a completed associate degree.
For more information and a complete listing of programs encompassed by the partnership, visit eureka.edu or icc.edu.
Accounting: AA (Accountancy), AAS in Accounting
Art: AA (Art)
Agricultural Science: AAS in Agronomy, AAS in Animal Science
Biology: AA (Biology)
Business Administration: AA (Business Administration), AAS in Finance
Chemistry: AA (Chemistry)
Child Life Specialist: AA (Psychology)
Communication – Human Communication Track: AA (Communication)
Communication – Strategic Communication Track: AA (Communication)
Criminal Justice/Sociology: AA (Criminal Justice), AAS in Law Enforcement
Digital and Media Design: AA (Graphic Design)
English – Literature Track: AA (English)
English – Writing Track: AA (English)
Environmental Science: AA (Environmental Science)
Environmental Studies: AA (Environmental Science)
History and Political Science – History Track: AA (History), AA (Political Science)
History and Political Science – Political Science Track: AA (History), AA (Political Science)
History and Political Science – Pre‐Law Track: AA (History), AA (Political Science)
Kinesiology‐Athletic Training: AA (Physical Education), AAS in Personal/Fitness Trainer
Kinesiology‐Exercise Science: AA (Physical Education), AAS in Personal/Fitness Trainer
Mathematics: AA (Mathematics)
Music: AA (Music)
Music with Performance Emphasis: AA (Music)
Philosophy and Religion: AA (Philosophy)
Psychology: AA (Psychology), AAS in Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training
Sociology and Psychology: AA (Sociology), AAS in Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training
Sports Management: AA (Business Administration)
Theatre Arts and Drama: AA (Theatre)