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2015

SUSLA-LSUS Joint Agreement will Benefit Students in Health-Related Fields

October 19, 2015

NEWS RELEASE
A joint release from Southern University at Shreveport and LSU Shreveport

Joint SUSLA-LSUS agreement will benefit health-field students

SHREVEPORT, LA--A joint agreement that will make it easier for health-field graduates of Southern University at Shreveport to complete a bachelor's degree at LSU Shreveport was formalized during a ceremony today (Monday, Oct. 19) at LSUS. The two campuses completed an alliance agreement during an 11 a.m. signing ceremony in the Noel Memorial Library's third-floor Assembly Room.

SUSLA'S Interim Chancellor S. Albert Gilliam and LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark were joined by other officials from both schools for the event.  The agreement establishes the articulation for students at SUSLA successfully completing the following programs:
·         Respiratory Therapy Technology
·         Radiologic Technology
·         Surgical Technology
·         Health Information Technology
·         Dental Hygiene and
·         Medical Laboratory Technician.  

SUSLA students who meet the criteria announced Monday will be able to transfer to LSUS and matriculate in the Bachelor of Science in Community Health.

  "The driving purpose for both LSUS and SUSLA is to provide the citizens of our region every opportunity to achieve all their educational goals of attaining a bachelor's degree and be prepared to address the health needs of the region," Chancellor Clark said. "Health promotion and advocacy is required of all health professionals to address the pandemics of physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes. LSUS is a tremendously important example of our collaborative pursuit of that goal."

"At SUSLA, excellence in teaching and concern for our students are at the heart of our existence," said Chancellor Gilliam. "This new collaboration between SUSLA and LSUS allows our students to further their educational attainment and to continue making sizeable impacts in our communities and society."

As a part of the agreement, SUSLA agrees to inform their graduates about the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from LSUS and to allow LSUS representatives to actively recruit students into the Community Health program when they complete their allied health degrees.

In addition, LSUS agrees to work closely with SUSLA Allied Health program graduates to schedule courses at times enabling them to matriculate and maintain gainful employment, to accept 60 credit hours of coursework toward the Bachelor of Science in Community Health, and to develop processes that are in the best interest of the student.

For more information on this program, contact Mrs. Jo Ann Brown, Chair, SUSLA Division of Allied Health, at 318-670-9651.

 

Media Contact: Lynn Stewart, LSUS Office of Media & Public Relations, 318-797-5180, or Krystle Grindley, SUSLA University Relations, 318-670-9472