Partners in Education
Col. Stevenson L Reed, Army Management Staff College commandant, and Vice President of Central Michigan University Merodie Hancock shake hands after signing the articulation agreement between Army Management Staff College and Central Michigan University at a ceremony on Oct. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

Central Michigan University (CMU) is now accepting course credit for the CES Advanced Course, the fourth course in the progressive and sequential leader development program. CMU joins Webster University in offering credit for the CES Advanced Course.

AMSC Commandant Col. Stevenson L Reed and Merodie Hancock, CMU vice president and executive director, professor of education, signed the articulation partnership agreement on Oct. 14 at AMSC.

Advanced Course graduates have the opportunity to transfer 12 credits to CMU's Master of Science in Administration.

CMU has long been affiliated with AMSC through its legacy Sustaining Base Leadership and Management Program (SBLM). Graduates from SBLM still receive CMU credits for work they accomplished at AMSC.

CMU is an accredited university located in Mt. Pleasant, MI, with 60 off-site campus locations throughout North America, Canada, and Mexico. Of those 60 locations, 23 campuses are on military installations.

At the ceremony, Arthur McMahan, director of educational services, recognized Mary Pat Mabeus, program administrator, and Vielka Jackson, AMSC management analyst, for their hard work and commitment throughout the evaluation process. Reed also recognized everyone who had a hand in helping with the coordination of the signing event. He stated, "another stone has turned, changed and has been polished for AMSC."

Hancock commended the partnership between AMSC and CMU.

"We are very proud of this partnership between Central Michigan University and the Army Management Staff College at Fort Belvoir. Their curriculum embraces the same rigor and high standards as CMU so the students who go on to pursue their MSA will find this a strong match. While this articulation agreement furthers the Army's goal of providing educational opportunities for all Army staff, it also furthers CMU's history of educating our active duty and civilian military leadership."

Jim Broestl, CMU assistant director of marketing and sales for CMU, noted that this agreement shows commitment to the military for lifelong learning and helps with tuition costs for military and DoD civilians.

AMSC is thrilled with the articulation agreement with Central Michigan University, giving graduates credit for their hard work in the CES Advanced Course.

For more information about CES, visit the AMSC website at

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