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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Highland Community College $261,888 to aid their Student Support Services programpublished August 27, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Highland Community College $261,888 to aid their Student Support Services program. The program helps students succeed and graduate from College.
Student Support Services, also known as SSS, focuses their help on low-income, first generation (those students whose parents did not attend a four-year college) and students with disabilities. Services provided range from tutoring, financial aid service, career and college mentoring, and transfer advising.
The federal grant is a 5-year grant so the program will be at Highland for the next 5 years – or until 2025. “This is a great program for students attending the College, we’re here to help students set themselves up for success and we’ve seen how beneficial it is to students,” said Lisa Parsons, Director of Student Support Services. Since 2010, over 213 students have gone through the program and SSS has helped them transfer & graduate.
Staff includes Lisa Parsons who oversees the department. Lisa has been at the College since 2010 – beginning in admissions advising, then taking over the SSS Grant Program in 2015. Kim Bechtold has been with the College since 2012, has always been with the SSS program and primarily works with students when it comes to transfers and advising. Kristin Allen has been with SSS since 2017 and helps with scheduling, testing, tutors, and provides support for the program.
If you or someone you know would be interested in the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.