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Davidson-Davie partners with Gardner-Webb to offer human services, business and accounting transfer opportunities

Davidson-Davie Community College and Gardner-Webb University signed agreements to give Davidson-Davie students yet another way to advance their education by seamless transfer to Gardner-Webb, a private, four-year Christian school located in Boiling Springs, west of Charlotte.


The agreements were formalized in a signing ceremony on Friday that included leaders from both schools.

“Today we are expanding our partnership with Gardner-Webb University by adding transfer agreements in human services and in business and accounting,” said Dr. Darrin Hartness, Davidson-Davie president. “From our original nursing bridge program, to today’s agreements, to Gardner-Webb’s doctoral classes taking place on our campus this year, we are so pleased to build this relationship with Gardner-Webb to help our students take the next steps in their educational journey.”

When students earn their associate degrees at Davidson-Davie in the fields of human services, business and accounting, they then have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into the bachelor’s level program at Gardner-Webb with 60 hours of credit. All three of the programs offer important opportunities for students who are already working in the field but desire to continue their education through an online and flexible program to meet work schedules and family obligations.

“At Gardner-Webb we are excited about the opportunity to partner with Davidson-Davie Community College, in part because we’ve heard such good things about the faculty and staff who work here, but mainly because articulation agreements are good for students,” said Dr. Ben Leslie, Gardner-Webb’s provost. “When students follow these pathways, it allows them to get finished quicker, to not take courses they don’t need, and to save money. It helps them, it helps their families, it helps the employers, it’s good for the economy, and it’s good for the state of North Carolina,” he said.     

“We know our students are in great hands when they come to you,” Hartness shared with Leslie.