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WBC, ASU ROTC partnership comes to WBC campus

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT)- Williams Baptist College will now allow students interested in the Williams-Arkansas State University ROTC partnership, to take classes on WBC's campus.

Williams Baptist Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Kenneth Startup said this opportunity to have classes on

WBC's campus will be much more convenient for students who are a part of the program.

"Students would have to go to Jonesboro to take the classes, so perhaps that was a bit of an impediment,"said Startup. "This initiative will be much more convenient for students to participate."

Although, ASU's ROTC program was almost removed last year, Startup is confident the program will benefit both ASU and WBC students for years to come.

"The renewal of the ROTC program at ASU is going to be a part of their long term vision for the university," said Startup. "We feel very good and confident that this will be an ongoing opportunity for our students."

They're hoping this new opportunity will interest future students.

"Those who were in high school ROTC programs and they want to continue that, then we think there's a real point of connection for those students to attend Williams Baptist," said Startup.

All courses will be taught by ASU's ROTC faculty on WBC's campus.

"We found that the ROTC leadership at ASU was extremely enthusiastic to reaching out to our students on our campus," said Startup. "We have great confidence with their leadership in this program."

Courses will be available beginning of the fall semester of 2014.

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