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Molloy University Awarded $3.5M Grant to Promote Minorities in STEM

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LSAMP is expected to use a comprehensive approach to STEM learning ecosystem to impact STEM student development and retention. “This is important and valuable for the communities and populations we serve. It is good for the region.”

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TANIA D. MITCHELL

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Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication from Baylor University in Texas, a master’s in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, and a doctorate in student development from the University of Massachusetts.

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WHITNEY MCDOWELL-ROBINSON

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Whitney McDowell-Robison Whitney McDowell-Robison has been appointed vice president for student development and engagement at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. McDowell-Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tougaloo and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling and a Ph.D.

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Recruiters, Students Differ on New Grad Career Readiness

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There is a clear disconnect between how students and employers perceive studentsdevelopment of these competencies,” said NACE President and CEO Shawn VanDerziel. For all but one of the competencies, college students believe they are more proficient than do their potential employers.”

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$2.59M Grant Supports Nurse Training to Support Underserved Patients

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Students develop competency in leading therapeutic groups, implementing crisis and case management, prescribing psychotropic medications, and conducting psychotherapy. The programs are designed to meet the national competencies for PMHNP set forth by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

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Impacting Policy and Creating Greater Equity

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Currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael Reid, Jr., is intent on utilizing research to examine poverty as a barrier to student development. After completing his Ph.D. in educational policy and planning, Reid hopes to make an impact on federal and state policies related to education.

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Report: Adult Community College Students Make Strides

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David Radwin The brief, " Redrawing the Starting Line: Advancing Equity in Adult Learners’ Developmental Education Outcomes ", compared transfer-level English and math course completion rates between adult community college students – those age 25 or older – and their younger, traditional-age student peers.