Services Program Receives Grant
student support services
program was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S.
Department of Education. The funding will be distributed over four
mission of the program is to assist students who have academic potential
but face significant challenges in obtaining their baccalaureate
degrees. Those served are typically first-generation, low-income
students or students with documented disabilities.
assist students in need by providing comprehensive academic and
personal advising,” said Peter Holliday (Student
Support Services). “We also sponsor several tutoring programs and
two freshman seminar courses. We offer leadership opportunities
through our advisory board and provide financial aid to students
through our scholarship program.”
than 200 students per year receive support services. Holliday said
the program has been recognized for consistently meeting its program
goals of retention, steady graduation rates and having students
maintain good academic standing.