Bronco Benefit Signing Day: FSU Celebrates Transfer Partnership with 16 N.C. Community Colleges

Date: May 29, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville State University added 12 North Carolina community colleges to its Bronco Benefit guaranteed transfer initiative increasing the number of partnerships to 16 during a remarkable signing day ceremony Wednesday, May 29, on campus.

Bronco Benefit Group Photo

“The Bronco Benefit initiative is a true example of creating intentional pathways for our transfer students and adult learners not to just begin their journey, but to complete their journey,” said FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison.

Representatives from each of the newly added colleges joined Chancellor Allison and Monica T. Leach, Ed.D., provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, to sign the agreements during a lunch ceremony. Academic and advising leaders explained the benefits of the transfer program during the session.

“I have been in the system for 32 years and have never seen a historic partnership like this unveiled,” said Provost Leach. “This is a two-way street, where FSU and the partnering community colleges work together to ensure students continue their academic success in a truly collaborative way.”

Chancellor Allison and Provost Leach signing agreement

FSU established the Bronco Benefit transfer program to create a supportive and seamless process for students graduating with associate degrees in approved transfer degree programs, and meeting the university’s transfer admissions requirements, to gain a direct-entry pathway to FSU. After students complete 30 credit hours, the Office of Adult Learners, Transfer and Military Students at FSU coordinates support while students conclude their associate degree program to best align courses for transfer credits minimizing students time to graduate. With transfer receptive culture, more than 54% of FSU’s transfer students population transition from a North Carolina community college according to FSU’s enrollment data.

“We are committed to developing a pipeline for students to join FSU to continue their education,” Cierra Griffin, Ed.D., executive director of the Office of Adult Learners, Transfer and Military Students. “We work to eliminate roadblocks and enhance the student’s experience from choosing FSU to graduating.”

Similar to the longstanding partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College, Wake Tech, Bladen and Sandhills community colleges signed on to the transfer program in April. The following colleges joined Bronco Benefit at the ceremony:

  • Alamance Community College
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Bladen Community College
  • Carteret Community College
  • Central-Piedmont Community College
  • Craven Community College
  • Halifax Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Sampson Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Wayne Community College
  • Wilson Community College
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