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$100,000 Grant Will Help Clarke Retain At-Risk Students

By Clarke News  |  August 7, 2014

Clarke’s grant of $103,470 is among the $2.7 million awarded to 19 recipients

to identify struggling first-year college students early, and connect them with existing tutoring, advising, mentoring and counseling programs that can make a real difference in keeping them on track for graduation.

“We are appreciative and excited to receive this College Success grant,” said Kate Zanger, Clarke vice president for student life. “The funding has allowed us to enhance our strategies to identify and support new students who struggle with issues that negatively impact their success both in and outside the classroom.”

“We are called to action by the mounting evidence that too many of these students enroll in college unprepared academically, and too many leave before earning their degree, diploma or certificate they set out to earn,” said Richard D. George, president and CEO of Great Lakes. “We fund programs that understand the root cause of what holds students back, and take bold steps to overcome these obstacles.”

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.