Celebrating Completion Day

October 2, 2013

TRiO Learning Center Coordinator Shirl Doherty serves a piece of “Completion Cake” to student JD Haberek, who has signed the pledge committing to graduate in May 2014 as TRiO Counselor and Transfer Advisor Kirsten Manzi looks on

TRiO Learning Center Coordinator Shirl Doherty serves a piece of “Completion Cake” to student JD Haberek, who has signed the pledge committing to graduate in May 2014, as TRiO Counselor and Transfer Advisor Kirsten Manzi looks on

On Wednesday, October 2, students, faculty, and staff participated in New York State Community College Completion Day at FM. College Completion Day is an initiative of all 37 community colleges in New York State offering an opportunity for campus members to celebrate and commit to college completion.

Students were guided by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and TRiO program students to sign a pledge committing to: planning for college completion; discussing career planning with college instructors and staff; seeking advisement on course selection to ensure timely college completion; learning about and using college support networks; serving as a role model by attending classes; and helping at least one other student succeed.

Faculty and staff were asked to sign a pledge committing to: providing and engaging in development opportunities; creating a positive learning environment; and reaching out to students by mentoring and guiding them toward college completion.

The State’s community colleges adopted the slogan of “Commit. Complete. Compete.” to emphasize the importance of completing a degree to compete in today’s economy.

 

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