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Saint Xavier University and Moraine Valley sign degree agreement and establish Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship for Moraine Valley students

news story imageChicago (Jan. 12, 2012) Moraine Valley Community College and Saint Xavier University (SXU) recently signed a 2 + 2 articulation agreement that allows Moraine Valley students a seamless path to earn their four-year degree at SXU upon completing their associate degree at Moraine Valley. Additionally, SXU established the Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship for Moraine Valley students. This scholarship will provide $12,000 annual awards to eight Moraine Valley students who have earned their associate degree.  

“I am delighted and humbled by the establishment of this scholarship as well as deeply pleased to offer Moraine Valley students an opportunity to further their educational goals at an outstanding institution,” said Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, president of Moraine Valley. “We appreciate the coordinated efforts made between our two institutions to provide another avenue of success for students.”

Through the new degree agreement, students will receive academic advising and transfer planning assistance from both institutions from the time they start at Moraine Valley until they transfer to SXU.
“Saint Xavier University is proud to partner with Moraine Valley Community College in continuing their student success while recognizing the outstanding educational legacy of Dr. Vernon Crawley,” said President Christine Wiseman, J.D.   

Saint Xavier University and Moraine Valley have had long-standing ties with each other. Furthermore, nearly one in five of Saint Xavier’s 11,000 bachelor degree recipients was first a Moraine Valley student. This agreement continues to address the region’s need for a highly educated workforce and correlates with the national agenda to increase the number of citizens with degrees. 

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Saint Xavier University Media Contact:
Karla Thomas, Executive Director of Media Relations
(773) 298-3937 or kthomas@sxu.edu

Moraine Valley Community College Media Contact:				
Mark Horstmeyer, Dir. of College & Community Relations
(708) 974-5275 or horstmeyer@morainevalley.edu