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U of M, Crookston Partners with Laramie County Community College and Black Hawk College in New Articulation Agreements in Equine Science Program
March 27, 2007

Contact: Amy Lubarski, senior administrative assistant, 218-281-8101 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Ron Del Vecchio, Ph.D., head of the agriculture department
Ron Del Vecchio, Ph.D., head of the agriculture department at UMC
CROOKSTON, Minn. (March 28, 2007) – Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Black Hawk College (BHC) in Kewanee, Ill., have joined with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) in an articulation agreement in equine science. These agreements are a part of the mission and vision of the equine science program on the campus, which is housed in UMC’s Agriculture Department and led by Ron Del Vecchio, Ph.D., the department’s head.

“I am very pleased to announce that we have expanded the number of articulation agreements within the agriculture department at UMC to include two additional agreements; one with Laramie County Community College in Wyoming and another with Black Hawk College in Illinois,” said Del Vecchio. “Increased collaboration with institutions within the state of Minnesota as well as outside of the state is essential in order to ensure increased enrollment of transfer students.”

Articulation agreements are designed to allow students enrolled in various programs at two-year institutions to transfer the vast majority of their credits to a four-year institution such as UMC. In this particular case, students at LCCC and BHC can transfer to UMC and enroll in the four-year bachelors of science degree program in equine science and virtually be guaranteed acceptance of the credits earned at their respective institutions. 

For more information about the equine science program at UMC, visit or call Amy Lubarski at 218-281-8101 (

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