More than 240 Santa Barbara City College students got a head start on their fall studies last Friday, August 19, by attending the new SBCC Express to Success Program (ESP) orientation and luncheon.
Dr. Peter MacDougall (left), a member of the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors, co-chair of the statewide Task Force on Student Success, and emeritus SBCC superintendent/president, and Dr. Jack Friedlander, SBCC acting superintendent/president, attended the Express to Success Program workshop orientations and spoke at the noon luncheon.
Associate Professor Margaret Prothero, an Express to Success Program faculty member, gave feedback to an assignment that students completed in the ESP Basic Skills workshop orientation.
These students are part of a new accelerated program designed to help participants complete their two-year associate degree or transfer requirements in no more than two to three years.
Two SBCC students picked up the loaned books they received for their upcoming fall studies in the Express to Success Program.
With a total of 300 students enrolled, the Express to Success Program involves specialized curriculum, learning communities (groups of students taking specially selected courses together) and additional resources such as counseling, book loans, and financial aid. It is funded through a $3.2 million federal Title V grant.
SBCC opened Fall Semester 2011 on Monday, August 22.
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