Friday, March 27, 2015

Students pledge to graduate at inaugural success fair

More than 400 students participated in Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s inaugural I Will Graduate Student Success Fair on Wednesday, March 25.  The fair, which was held on five of Maricopa County Community Colleges this year, is designed to connect students to the many resources available on campus to help them succeed.

“The event connects students to the resources associated with persistence and completion and provides an opportunity for them to connect with faculty and staff in meaningful and fun ways,” said Vivian Miranda, director of student success for CGCC.

Departments across the college set up information tables that students visited and spoke with staff of faculty regarding specific topics to receive stamps in a “passport.” After acquiring a set number of stamps, students then received a free lunch and/or a t-shirt. The fair atmosphere was complemented by a DJ, kettle corn, chair massages given by CGCC massage therapy students and a picture booth where students and employees could use props to take images with friends.

All students were asked to sign a pledge to graduate from CGCC and, in support of that commitment, learn how to be a successful student, engage with faculty and staff for support and connect to campus resources.

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