College and university campuses across the state have seen long lines at the early voting sites and some of those standing in line have been Ascender students voting for possibly the first time in their lives.
The Catch the Next Ascender program at Palo Alto College held its annual Noche de Familia this past Wednesday, October 17.
STC Starr Campus Ascender’s Noche de Familia was held on October 17th. It was “the epitome of validation for students and their families” according to Dr. Anna B. Alaniz.
STC Pecan campus has formed a Math Club for its Ascender students.
STC Mid-valley students came together with Student Activities to celebrate Independence Day in Mexico. They ate tamales, shared stories, and created memories.
Austin CC campuses began hosting mentor /mentee matches in mid-September. At these meetings, students meet their assigned mentor for the first time.
South Texas College Starr Campus had their first Ascender Club meeting which included the election of new members and the planning of community service activities, fundraising, and program activities
Ascender students on Austin Community College campuses attended orientation at the end of August.
First year CTN student at Palo Alto College, Emily Acosta, received the Gambrinus scholarship for $4,000. She wrote an essay in Dr. Rodriguez’s EDUC 1300 class about her life experiences and how they prompted her to pursue a higher education. She also wrote about her life and career goals and how a scholarship would help her achieve those goals
Palo Alto College, a CTN campus, has been recognized at the state and national level on a new list by Niche.com., a ranking platform with 50 million users looking for information on K-12 schools and colleges in the U.S