Snead State, Auburn University Sign Articulation Agreement


Snead State Community College and Auburn University signed an articulation agreement for Agricultural Science on Friday, March 2. The agreement is the first between Auburn’s Agricultural Science program and a two-year community college.

The articulation agreement guarantees Snead State students’ acceptance into the Agricultural Science degree program at Auburn once they have completed an Associate degree. The Agricultural Science degree is a new program at Auburn that began enrolling students during the Fall 2017 Semester.

“If a student meets the general admissions requirements for Auburn and have completed the program at Snead, they are automatically accepted into our program,” said AU Associate Professor Dr. Wheeler Foshee. “This agreement will benefit Snead State students and will be invaluable for Auburn.”  

Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley and Vice President for Academics Dr. Annette Cederholm, who is an Auburn alumna, visited Auburn Friday for the official signing ceremony that was the culmination of a year-long process. They were joined by Snead State Assistant to the President and Auburn Alumna Melissa Rice, who played a critical role in the articulation agreement process. Dr. Paul Patterson, Auburn’s Dean of Agriculture, expressed his excitement about the partnership and is looking forward to seeing Snead students at Auburn.

As part of Friday’s visits, the Snead State representatives toured Auburn’s campus and previewed areas where students would have classes, conduct research, and participate in field experiences. The tour provided insight into the preparation of Agricultural Science majors and the expectations for transferring. Dr. Tyler Monday, a Snead State alumnus and current Research Fellow at Auburn, led the tour.

“It is important for Snead State to partner with four-year colleges to provide the best opportunities and positive experiences for our students. We look forward to a close partnership with Auburn University and the student outcomes that are our mission,” said Dr. Exley.

For additional information regarding Snead State’s Agricultural Science program, contact Snead State Instructor Dr. Tom Warren at

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