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.
A record number of thirty-one South Texas College CTN Ascender scholars received their associate’s degrees this December.
ACC freshman, Sandra Fernandez-Orduna, a student of Dr. Lydia CdeBaca at the ACC Riverside campus, recently celebrated the publication of her poem, “The Alien,” in the rio review, The Literary and Arts Journal of Austin Community College.
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.
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.
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.”