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Innovative program boosts college attendance in District 2 graduates

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Officials at Harrison School District Two say an innovative program is boosting college attendance and success rates. The Dakota Promise program began at District 2 in the fall of 2020 as a partnership between Pikes Peak Community College, D2, and the Atlas Prep and James Irwin Charter Schools. The program, The post Innovative program boosts college attendance in District 2 graduates appeared first on KRDO.
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New Eggs & Issues year kicks off with GMC

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce kicked off this year’s Eggs & Issues series last Wednesday. The monthly gathering welcomes Chamber members and the public in for a breakfast where attendees also hear from a guest speaker. Wednesday’s presenter was Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, 21st president of Georgia...
Indianapolis Recorder

Leon Jackson named chancellor of Saint Joseph’s College at Marian University

Leon Jackson has been named chancellor of Saint Joseph’s College at Marian University, the school announced Sept. 14. Saint Joseph’s College is Marian’s two-year associate degree college based at the Indianapolis campus. Jackson will lead faculty and students, as well as work with Marian’s senior vice president of strategic growth...

Rodneesha Jenkins

Rodneesha Jenkins came to Delaware Tech to pursue a college degree in human services so she can pursue her passion of fighting poverty and helping underprivileged communities. "My goal is to become founder, director, and CEO of a government agency geared toward helping the homeless and people suffering from mental health ailments, as well as people in underprivileged communities."

Northwest reports 8% growth in final student count

The largest higher education campus in the region, which surpassed 7,000 total students in recent years, now has counted 7,870 people enrolled for the fall 2021 semester. According to a Northwest Missouri State University news release, this represents 8% total growth over fall 2020 and breaks the record significantly. International enrollment, a high priority for the campus, jumped 59%, graduate enrollment is up 44% and online enrollment is up 19%. "Dual credit" enrollment, in which high school students study in their 9 to 12 grades and also progress toward a college degree, is up 16%. Also, 76% of the fall 2020 freshman class has returned for a second year of study.

Iona College Celebrates $154 Million Iona Forever Fundraising Campaign

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Iona College is proud to announce the successful completion of its $150 million fundraising campaign, which paved the way for transformational changes across campus and directly supported student scholarships, faculty enrichment and innovative new programs. Launched in 2015, the Iona Forever campaign promised to:. support accessibility...

Ogeechee Technical College’s Mary Betts Cotten Patriotism Scholarship

Dr. Doyice Cotten has signed an agreement with the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation to create the Mary Betts Cotten Patriotism Scholarship in honor of his late wife. The scholarship will be awarded to two deserving students each academic year. The initial gift of $37,500 was presented in July 2021 and the first award will be presented for the Spring 2022 semester.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

'New tool in our tool kit': Minnesota colleges say online classes here to stay

A new health sciences degree program at the University of Minnesota Rochester will combine online and in-person learning to help students complete their studies in just over two years instead of four. St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State College Southeast are adding more flexible classes where students can learn...

Amber Portwood Makes Big Decision That Could Affect Future With Leah

Amber portwood is hoping to turn her pain into purpose. As her relationship with 12-year-old daughter Leah continues to evolve, the MTV reality star is taking steps to change the life around her. In an exclusive sneak peek at the Sept. 21 episode of Teen Mom OG, Amber reveals that she wants to go back to school and earn a degree in psychology.

The Benefits of Online Education for Your College Degree Program

Students haven’t always lived close to schools or had easy access to education, so distance learning became an important way to pursue their educational goals. It provided students with the opportunity to study remotely from wherever they happened to be. Then, with the dawn of the internet, a new opportunity was born. By the 1990s, online learning had become a popular option, with schools like DeVry University offering a variety of online degree programs. As online learning continues to evolve in the 21st century it doesn’t seem to be showing signs of slowing down.

Fall Tips to Kick Start the Financial Road to College

(StatePoint) Fall kick starts the financial road to college for parents of high school seniors. But if you’re like the majority of parents, you both value the importance of a college degree, while harboring anxiety about the price tag. In a recent College Ave Student Loans parent survey conducted by...

If you knew you would work at McDonalds after graduation, would you still go to college?

Yes, but I would taken business classes instead of engineering; exchanging my Master of Engineering degree for a Master of Business Administration. No one ever sees the McDonald's corporate employees working in their offices; people only see kids flipping burgers on a hot grill. McDonald's managers make decent coin, and regional managers pull in six figure salaries. The higher ups, and those who run the company, have fat salaries and get perks like bonuses and stock options. Keep in mind that McDonalds is a multinational company, so if you desired, you could work anywhere in the world; and at a salary that by local standards might make you seem wealthy.