When CTN partnered with our three founding community colleges in 2012, we took on the challenge to help underserved students transition from community colleges to a four-year university with the end goal of earning a bachelor’s degree. Six graduates from UTRGV and one from UTSA achieved this goal this December.
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.
The Mid-Valley Ascender club collected and donated books to the Reading Club’s Book Swap. They called it “Booksgiving.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Texas College Ascender program students visited the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg on November 16.
ACC Ascender students attended campus tours at Texas State University, St. Edward's University, University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University.
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.