Lynchburg Signs Memorandum of Understanding with College of William & Mary Business School – University of Lynchburg

President Alison Morrison-Shetlar (center) signs the Memorandum of Understanding with the College of William & Mary. She is seated with Dr. Nancy Hubbard, Dean of Lynchburg’s College of Business (left), and Provost Allison Jablonski (right).

Lynchburg University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.

The partnership agreement, signed Friday, April 1, by Lynchburg President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar and Dr. Nancy Hubbard, Dean of Lynchburg’s College of Business, gives qualified Lynchburg graduates guaranteed admission to pursue residential master’s studies in accounting or business analysis at W&M.

In addition to guaranteed admission, students are eligible for scholarships of up to $7,500 for in-state students and $10,000 for out-of-state students. Students also benefit from a streamlined admissions process – specifically, no entrance exams, application fees, or formal letters of recommendation.

The agreement comes into effect immediately.

Hubbard called the deal a “big win” for Lynchburg and predicted it would also be a “big admissions draw” for the university. She added that it gives students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree at Lynchburg and then move on to W&M, which she described as a “prestigious school” whose graduates achieve excellent results.

Established in 1693, W&M is the second oldest college in the United States and the oldest college in Virginia.

According to Hubbard, who described the MOU as “extremely important,” W&M approached Lynchburg to form the partnership. “It demonstrates that other institutions in the state recognize how good our graduates are and are happy to waive some of the admission requirements they would want, if they weren’t our graduates,” he said. she declared.

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