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HCC receives $2.25 million Title III grant

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HCC receives $2.25 million Title III grant

Hagerstown Community College has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title III, Part A, to be awarded over a five-year period.

“It’s very exciting to be selected for this highly competitive grant that will provide much needed support to strengthen our retention efforts,” said HCC President Jim Klauber. “It will help more students reach the goal of graduation and move on to good careers or a university.”

The proposed Guided Pathways Approach to Student Success Title III project is focused on improving student retention and success. The project plan intentionally engages students, faculty, staff, and the community by developing a strategic orientation, first-year experience, and an early alert system to identify students at risk of dropping out. Implementation strategies are organized according to increasing student engagement and retention, and improved teaching and learning.

Title III, created through the Higher Education Act of 1965, provides federal assistance to strengthen and improve the academic quality of institutions of higher education, with an emphasis on assisting low-income students.

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(September 22, 2022)