SUNY Adirondack, Paul Smith's College announce dual admission agreement for hospitality and recreation studies degrees

(QUEENSBURY, NY – August 5, 2014) – Officials of SUNY Adirondack and Paul Smith’s College signed a dual admissions agreement today (August 5, 2014) to make it easier for area students to seek bachelor’s degrees in hospitality and recreation studies.

The new agreement was signed by SUNY Adirondack President Dr. Kristine Duffy and Paul Smith’s College President Dr. John Mills during a special reception at SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts Center in Queensbury.

Dr. John Mills, president of Paul Smith's College, shakes hands with Dr. Kristine Duffy, president of SUNY Adirondack, following the signing of a dual admissions agreement to make it easier for area students to seek bachelor’s degrees in hospitality and recreation studies.

Under the new arrangement, students accepted to SUNY Adirondack would be automatically eligible to complete bachelor of science degrees through Paul Smith’s in either Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management or Recreation, Adventure Education and Leisure Management.

“Developing partnerships like this makes all of our communities stronger,” said Dr. Duffy to a large group made up of college officials, members of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and local business members.

This partnership will bolster SUNY Adirondack’s growing Hospitality and Adventure Sports programs, which have offered both professional certificates and two-year degrees in the past.

Another key feature of the dual admission option is that students who could not initially afford tuition to Paul Smith’s can complete the first half of a degree at a reduced cost through SUNY Adirondack. Students can complete their degree of choice in as little as two-and-a-half years through the Accelerated Career Education program.

“The goal is what we all want: more students from this area to be qualified to enter the regional workforce,” said Dr. Mills.

With locations in Queensbury, Wilton, and online, SUNY Adirondack is a growing campus of the nation’s largest university, the State University of New York. SUNY Adirondack serves students via its credit and Continuing Education programs.

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