After almost 20 years on the same campus, Husson University and the New England School of Communications in Bangor are officially teaming up.
NESCom will keep its name but will now become a school within Husson.
The merger got the approval from the schools’ accreditor, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The transition will be complete next September.
Officials say one of the biggest benefits is that students from NESCom will be able to take classes at Husson and vice versa.
Patricia Plourde, Director of Marketing and Communications with NESCom, says, “NESCom students have been able to live on campus, participate in NCAA sports and also participate in student activities on campus. So this has been a coming over a period of time and it really was a natural transition for us to become integrated as a school within the University. ”
Eric Gordon, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Husson, says, “We’re going to be able to enrich and expand our course offerings so that students will be able to take a greater variety of courses as well as have greater depth in our existing programs. ”
For now, applicants will continue to apply separately for admission to NESCom and Husson.