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February 27, 2009

NC State presents workshop at Achieving the Dream National Strategy Institute

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A five member team from North Central State College attended the National Strategy Institute, February 17 to February 20 in San Francisco, California.  Team members included Don Plotts, President; Margaret Moir, V.P. Learning Support and Retention; Pat Herb, English faculty; John Falls, Math Faculty, and Keith Stoner, Director of Marketing and Creative Services.

The theme of this year’s Strategy Institute was “Equity and Excellence” – two of the core values of Achieving the Dream.

Margaret Moir teamed with representatives from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Zane State College in Zanesville, and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges to present a workshop for attendees titled “Is it the End of the Road? Sustaining a Focus on Student Success Beyond the Grant Years.”  The workshop was a thought-provoking look at ways colleges can prepare to continue their Achieving the Dream work by institutionalizing their efforts with other departments and programs on their campus.  The session also emphasized the importance of support from the top of the institution for the work being done.

Achieving the Dream is a national initiative for two-year community colleges launched in 2004 to improve student success at the nation’s community colleges – particularly for students of color, and low income students.  North Central State College was invited to join the initiative in 2005, and continues to promote increased access and success for underserved populations in our region.

Community colleges educate more than half of the workforce in the United States, and play a vital role in the nation’s competitiveness.  Closer to home, Governor Strickland’s new University System of Ohio program defines an even larger roles for the 23 community colleges in Ohio to reach more students, and produce more graduates.

For more information, contact:
Margaret Moir (Peg)
Vice President Learning Support & Retention
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH  44901

Keith Stoner
Director of Marketing and Creative Services
North Central State College
Cell – 419-544-2212