HCC Awarded $1.3 Million To Expand Student Success Initiatives

From Housatonic Community College:

Housatonic Community College (HCC) has received a Title III Strengthening Institutions (SIP) grant of $1.3 million grant to enhance student success and retention programs.

The Housatonic Student Success Grant proposal came out of a college-wide effort to secure funding for significant enhancements to the college’s student retention and success support services, a major priority for HCC president, Paul Broadie II, PhD.

The four areas of impact include student preparedness, academic advising, orientation, and professional development for faculty and staff.

“This is a proud moment for the college as we continue to make a profound impact on the lives of our students,” said Dr. Broadie. “The hard work that went into preparing for this grant demonstrates an unwavering commitment to our strategic priority of student success. I commend and congratulate the Title III writing team and Student Success committee for dedicating countless hours to the process. The fruits of their labor will have a profound impact on our institution and the students we serve.”

The Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) helps higher education institutions expand their capacity to serve students by providing funding to improve and strengthen the institution’s academic impact and institutional effectiveness.

“This is a transformational grant that has college-wide impact,” said Alese Mulvihill, Grant Writing Team Chair for Housatonic Community College. “It will allow us to strengthen student support services and reinvent the way students engage across the college.”

The U. S. Department of Education awards Title III grants to institutions of higher education where at least 50 percent of the students receive need-based assistance or grants. Awards are distributed over five years.


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