Delgado and UNO Leaders Sign Allied Health Articulation Agreement

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(from left) UNO President Peter J. Fos and Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan participate in a signing ceremony for the new articulation agreement in allied health.

Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans announce the signing of a 2+2 articulation agreement paving the way for Delgado graduates who have completed the Associate of Applied Science degree in Delgado's Allied Health programs to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony November 19 on the Delgado City Park Campus, with representatives from both colleges present. Signers included, from UNO: President Peter J. Fos; Louis V. Paradise, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs; Elaine S. Brooks, academic director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Daniel H. Harper, associate director of Interdisciplinary Studies. Signers from Delgado: Chancellor Monty Sullivan; Deborah R. Lea, vice chancellor for academic affairs and college provost; and Harold Gaspard, dean of allied health.

"Innovative and collaborative programs and partnerships among community colleges, universities, local hospitals, and other health care entities can help address the challenge to increase the numbers of highly trained, ethical, quality health care professionals," said UNO President Peter J. Fos. "The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College, through the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program, now offers an Allied Health degree completion opportunity as well as a bridge for those students who desire or require advanced studies beyond the baccalaureate degree."

Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan thanked President Fos and the other visiting UNO representatives, noting:

"Delgado Community College has a proud history of providing a high-quality health care workforce for the Greater New Orleans region. Today, we take yet another step in broadening our relationship with the University of New Orleans, setting out a clear path for the thousands of Delgado Community College Allied Health graduates to extend their education as they seek to move into management roles in health care."

Allied Health programs at Delgado included in the agreement with UNO:
•           Dietetics Technician
•           Health Information Technology
•           Funeral Service Education
•           Medical Laboratory Technician
•           Occupational Therapy Assistant
•           Physical Therapist Assistant
•           Radiologic Technology
•           Respiratory Care Technology
•           Veterinary Technology Program
•           Diagnostic Medical Sonography
•           Nuclear Medicine Technology
•           Radiation Therapy