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Students tour a facility as a part of Bay College’s water resource management program. Bay students completing an associate degree in the program may now transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to work toward a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering technology.

ESCANABA — Future and current students at Bay College working towards their Water Resource Management Associate Degree, a two-year program, may now transfer to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and meet all necessary requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology.

Bay College’s water courses are accessible from anywhere.

“This partnership creates a smooth transition for students to continue their education after Bay College,” said Cindy Carter, dean at Bay College. “The college sees many students relocating to the Green Bay area and this partnership now makes it easier for them to do so.”

It is the first transfer agreement between the two institutions and another important step as UW-Green Bay works to meet the needs of the region through its access mission and “one university, four campus model.”

UW-Green Bay has campuses in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

“We are very excited about this articulation agreement and the opportunity to partner in meeting the needs of the students,” said UW-Green Bay Dean John Katers. “Both Bay College and UW-Green Bay have worked with organizations like NEW Water. This agreement will allow us to continue to meet the needs for skilled employees in these important careers.”

NEW Water is a wholesale provider of services to 15 municipal customers, serving 236,000 residents in a 285-square-mile area. It collects and treats an average of 41 million gallons a day from its two facilities.

After a visit to the Bay College campus, Katers noted “it has a very similar feel to UW-Green Bay and I think students would find UW-Green Bay to be a great place to transition as they pursue their goals in environmental engineering technology.”

Troy Gallagher, the Bay water treatment instructor, says he is looking forward to this new partnership as it opens alternative doors within the industry for students. “The area of study focuses on more than ‘general environmental’ studies,” he says. “It allows students to explore other opportunities in the field like higher-level management, consulting, and even industrial water positions, all of which require a four-year degree.”

Educated and trained professionals in this field are in high demand throughout the country, especially in the Midwest, Carter said.

Gallagher added, “Since Bay College offers the Water Resource Management program in-person and online, students who want to live and work in the Midwest have this option in their back pocket.”

For more information, inquiries, or questions about this partnership or program contact Troy Gallagher, 906-217-4001, troy.gallagher@baycollege.edu or go to www.baycollege.edu/academics/programs/water-resource-management.php.

Bay College offers career certificates, associate degrees, transfer programs and workforce training in Escanaba, on its West Campus in Iron Mountain, at satellite locations and online.

UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. For more information, go to www.uwgb.edu.

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