MACOMB/MOLINE, Ill. – Western Illinois University (WIU) and Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) of St. Kitts, West Indies, have entered into an international education agreement to further enrich CFBC’s teaching, research and service programs as well as allow for faculty and student exchanges between the two institutions.
The new partnership allows CFBC students to take advantage of degree programs at WIU. Matching coursework requirements at WIU will allow for a seamless transition for CFBC students, WIU Director of Global Studies Randy Glean said in a news release.
“We look forward to a longstanding and positive relationship with CFBC and we look forward to welcoming their students and faculty at WIU,” said WIU President Guiyou Huang.
Beginning next year, CFBC will nominate a staff member for the WIU master’s program and in 2023, a staff member will enter the WIU doctoral program. While CFBC students can apply to WIU anytime under the agreement, beginning in Fall 2023, WIU will allow up to 20 CFBC students to spend the month of July at WIU and enroll in two transfer-eligible courses. After the summer experience, the students have the opportunity to remain at WIU for continued study, Mr. Glean added.
“Student exchanges will also feature prominently, providing our students with the international exposure required to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies,” CFBC President Jacqueline Austin said in the release. “We are truly honoured to partner with WIU and look forward to the benefits that will accrue for our students, faculty and staff.”
Established in 1988, the CFBC resulted from the consolidation of four previously existing institutions: The School of Nursing inaugurated in 1966; the Teacher’s College established in 1967; the Technical College organized in 1971; and the Sixth Form.