PLAINFIELD – Union County College and Warren County Community College have established an agreement to provide students at Warren with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from Union. Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by Warren’s President Dr. William Austin to sign a Memorandum of Collaboration at the College’s Plainfield campus on Aug. 20. Also in attendance were Union Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel and Warren County Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Phil Linfante.

“Any time we can collaborate to provide the best educational experience for students is a welcomed opportunity,” stated Chairman Richel. “By welcoming Warren students into our PTA program, we are supporting our mission of transforming our community…one student at a time. Upon graduating from Union, students will be able to enter the workforce and begin their career anywhere in NJ.”

This partnership between the two colleges allows Warren students to take their general education courses at the Warren campus and then apply for acceptance into Union’s PTA program. Upon completion of the PTA program, students will receive their A.A.S. degree from Union.  

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Caption: Back row: Union’s VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Maris Lown, Warren’s VP of Academics Dr. Marianne Van Deursen, Union’s PTA Program Director and Academic Specialist Dr. Carmela Hanna, PTA student SoniSingh, Union’s PTA Instructor Dr. Marie-Helene McAndrew, and Union’s Dean of Plainfield Campus and Allied Sciences Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu. Front row: Warren’s Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Phil Linfante, Warren’s President Dr. William Austin, Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, and Union’s Board of Trustees Chairman Mr. Victor M. Richel.