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.
ACC Ascender scholars Cloe Llanos and Nathan Dickerson graduated at the Austin Community College Fall Commencement which took place on Friday, December 14th at the Frank Erwin Center.
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.
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.
PAC Ascender students visited The University of Texas at San Antonio on November 9. More than one hundred forty students endured the cold temperature, wind, and rain to see the campus. The tour was led by former Ascender student, Juan Higa