Amanda Rodriguez is 20 years old and finishing her third semester at South Texas College. She returns as a part of the Catch the Next internship program for the fall of 2018.
South Texas College Ascender program students visited the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg on November 16.
STC Starr Campus Ascender students participated in the Relay for Life on November 3 in support of a cure for cancer. The club members donated $100 to this cause.
Grant Loveless is 19 years old and a proud Austinite. Currently, Loveless is a sophomore at Austin Community College pursuing a degree in both philosophy and psychology with a minor in economics.
The Mid-Valley Ascender club collected and donated books to the Reading Club’s Book Swap. They called it “Booksgiving.”
STC’s Ascender club was invited to a Thanksgiving lunch by STC’s Student Activist. Together the two groups encouraged other STC students to join them.
At ACC, Carr was inspired to be a part of Catch the Next because she wanted to develop a relationship among her peers and professors so that her journey through college would be good experience to remember.
ACC Ascender students attended campus tours at Texas State University, St. Edward's University, University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University.
Whenever possible, site visits conducted by CTN include a panel of Ascender students who volunteer to answer questions about the program.
Some of ACC Ascender students participated as volunteers for the city parade, Viva La Vida Fest, organized by the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, October 27.