It is now easier for graduates of Williamson’s Clarence W. Schrenk Program in Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management Program to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Temple University-Ambler Campus, Temple will now accept up to 58.5 credits earned by Williamson hort graduates, nearly two years’ worth of credits, saving much time and money in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in horticulture or landscape architecture.
Eva Monheim, instructor in Temple’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, said “The Temple-Williamson partnership is a wonderful example of how two educational institutions can support each other in a mission that benefits both institutions and their students. When Williamson horticulture students complete their associate degree they can seamlessly move into baccalaureate programs at Temple.”
Richard Lighty, Ph.D., a longtime Williamson trustee, said “As a Williamson trustee who has been associated with the school’s horticulture program since its inception, I am pleased that the quality of our curriculum has been recognized by Temple University through the recent articulation agreement. It is all the more meaningful to me as I have had a long association with the Ambler Campus and, in 1986, chaired the Horticulture Department Review Committee that led to the revision of the curriculum in horticulture and landscape architecture there. It will now be possible for our graduates to earn their bachelor degrees at one of the top universities in the country. I’m sure that many will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Thomas Wisneski, Williamson’s vice president of research and assessment, said “This is tremendous on a few fronts: First, it is clear that articulation agreements provide the easiest transition from Williamson to other postsecondary institutions, so this agreement presents a significant opportunity for our horticulture, landscaping, and turf management graduates. Second, when it comes to horticulture and landscape architecture, I can think of no programs that better suit our graduates than those offered by Temple University-Ambler; beyond its historic reputation, Temple-Ambler boasts an approach to education that, like Williamson, is focused on hands-on, practical training. Finally, when you consider the location of Temple-Ambler within the Delaware Valley, I am very hopeful that our hort alumni who desire to continue their education—so many of whom live in the area—will take advantage of the opportunity to resume their studies as juniors, with two-years’ worth of classes to their credit.”
Any graduates of or students in Williamson’s Clarence W. Schrenk Program in Horticulture, Landscaping & Turf Management Program who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree can learn more about this partnership by contacting Baldev Lamba, associate professor and chair of Temple’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, at firstname.lastname@example.org.