Converse University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College sign articulation agreement

June 4, 2024

Converse University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) have established a new block transfer articulation agreement allowing seamless credit transfer between the two institutions, facilitating student success and celebrating collaboration. Leaders from both institutions held an agreement signing on May 30, 2024, on the HGTC campus.

Converse University and HGTC representatives sign the articulation agreement for a new transfer program designed to encourage and empower the next generation of business leaders and professionals. From left: Dr. Theresa Strong, HGTC Assistant Vice President & Dean; Dr. Jennifer Willbanks, HGTC Executive Vice President of Academic & Workforce Development; Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President; Dr. Boone Hopkins, Converse University President; Jamie Grant-Ponce, Converse University Vice President for Enrollment Management; Tanya Greenlee, Converse University Assistant Professor of Accounting; Not pictured: Dr. Joe Wilferth, Converse University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Under the block transfer agreement, eligible students can seamlessly transition to Converse and pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Science degree in their chosen major. The agreement allows HGTC graduates who have successfully completed an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting or Business Administration and who fulfill the full the requirements outlined in the articulation agreement to enter Converse University with the General Education Program requirements already satisfied.

“We are excited to build a strong partnership between Converse University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College through this transfer agreement,” said Converse University President Dr. Boone Hopkins. “Our missions align with our commitment to empower students to become the transformative leaders and thinkers their communities need. We look forward to welcoming HGTC students as they join our Converse community to complete their bachelor’s degrees and embark on their career goals.”

HGTC graduates meeting the grade criteria with a grade of “C” or higher in relevant courses will be admitted to Converse with junior-level standing at registration and will have the opportunity to explore Converse’s diverse academic programs and engage in its supportive community, which embraces a culture of belonging and collaboration that ignites creativity, innovation, and transformation.

The agreement between HGTC and Converse is not only about credit transfers; it represents a commitment to collaboration with a shared goal of enhancing students’ educational experiences. “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Converse University, which exemplifies our commitment to providing students with one of many pathways to further their education and achieve their career aspirations,” said Dr. Marilyn Fore, President of Horry-Georgetown Technical College. “This agreement not only enhances the academic opportunities available to our graduates but also strengthens the ties within our educational community, paving the way for future collaborations and innovations. This partnership ensures our students have the support and resources needed to succeed at Converse University and beyond.”

About Converse University

Converse University empowers students to become transformative leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly. Converse was founded in 1889 by citizens of Spartanburg, SC, who aimed to create an educational experience for women, and in fall 2020 it welcomed its first undergraduate co-educational incoming class. The University encompasses the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Data Science, the School of the Arts, The Graduate School, and the Converse College for Women. Converse students experience deep scholarship, transformative mentorship, experiential learning, and wonderful support for and belief in each other. Through this unique formula, Converse is a creator of opportunity for its students through a personalized education that also includes the professional and technical skills graduates need to be successful in their careers. For more information, visit

About Horry-Georgetown Technical College

HGTC offers college transfer and skilled associate degree programs in more than 70 fields of study, and many with online class options. Nearly all programs feature internships that lead to jobs. Ninety-five percent (95%) of students either transfer to earn advanced degrees or start careers in their respective fields of study. Horry-Georgetown Technical College prohibits discrimination against students and employees. Please direct discrimination and accessibility issues to the Office of Student Affairs at (843) 349-5228. For additional information about HGTC, call (843) 347-3186 or visit