Graduation Project

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The Graduation Project

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The Graduation Project, is an academic year-long program that supports students by providing common ground for sharing experiences, knowledge, practices, successes, challenges and leadership activities via a dynamic learning community.

Funded through College Spark Washington and managed by Washington Campus Compact (WACC) and five member institutions, this unique program explores the effectiveness of service as a strategy to increase the number of low-income students who successfully complete their degree program.

The project will assess the impact service for the community, and other intentional support, has on improving the pathway to graduation for low- income students by comparing the progress toward graduation of those who participate in the project and those who do not participate.

Eric Hogan, Beth Laszlo & Jason Huff

Eric Hogan, Beth Laszlo & Jason Huff

Graduation Project Events

(Jan 2013 Newsletter); (Nov 2012 Newsletter)

Monthly Meetings:

  • December 4, 3:30-5:00 PM; ATEC Building Simplot Room 1841
  • January 8, 3:30-5:00 PM; ATEC Building, Room 1870

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October & November Events

Our first BBCC Graduation Project (GP) meeting was held on October 30.  It was fun to meet everyone, refreshments were served.  We reviewed the opportunities for career exploration through the Graduation Project, completed an individual career assessment, and established that we are in The Graduation Project to Work Hard and Play Hard!

On November 5 Ramiro Espinoza, a university employee working in student success presented at a Leadership Conference for Graduation Project students.

The topic was how to work as a group with different types of per personalities.  He was featured recently in an issue of the Seattle Times; GI bill helps Marine graduate from WWU.

Our second GP meeting was held on November 6.  The agenda included introduction of new members, team building, discussion of future service projects, and career exploration.

GROUP SERVICE PROJECTS

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AND OTHER RESOURCES

Scholarships:

Job Service Center:

Our office provides help with resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques and other career and job search resources.  Visit our website.  A web based resume writing program is also available.

Student Advising:

Marsha Nelson, Academic Advisor (509.793.2030)

1400 Building, Counseling Center; marshan@bigbend.edu

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