STACY IBARRA ATTENDS TX-EPFP RETREAT
CTN Director of Student Engagement, Stacy Ybarra, was selected for the Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program, (TX-EPFP).
CTN CELEBRATES FAMILIA
Jon Herrin becomes a grandparent; Matthew Reyna gets married.
YBARRA PRESENTS AT NCAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Stacy Ybarra, CTN Director of Student Engagement, presented at the 2019 NCAN national conference, Racing Toward Postsecondary Success, which took place September 16-18 in Indianapolis.
SECRETARY HUGHES MARKS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
CTN joins Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs in urging all eligible Texans to participate in National Voter Registration Day by ensuring they are registered to vote ahead of the October 7th voter registration deadline.
CTN PEER MENTORS PART OF AUTHOR LINEUP FOR TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
CTN Peer Mentors, Norma Cantu, Oscar Casares, ire’ne lara silva, and Sergio Troncoso, are included on the Texas Book Festival author lineup to be held on October 26-27 in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin
DR. CHAVEZ AND ALLEGRA VILLARREAL ATTEND EQUITY INSTITUTES
CTN CEO Dr. Maria Chavez and Allegra Villarreal, CTN Director of Professional Development, both attended equity institutes over the summer.
THECB CONFIRMS CTN STAR AWARD NOMINATION
CTN has been nominated for a 2019 Texas Higher Education Star Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of 60x30TX – Educated Population, Completion, Marketable Skills, and Manageable Student Debt.
TERC STUDY INDICATES MORE DEGREES AND LESS MONEY FOR CTN STUDENTS
The findings of an independent longitudinal study conducted by the Texas Education Research Center suggested that the CTN model is successful, with a strong effect for Ascender students “in terms of a decreased financial burden and an increased likelihood of certificate attainment” as well as a positive trend of the Ascender program on degree completion.
ACC AND PROJECT MALES RECEIVE NOMINATIONS FOR EXAMPLES OF EXCELENCIA
The Guided Pathways Advising Through Coaching program at CTN’s partner college, Austin Community College and Project MALES, under the direction of Victor Saenz, former CTN board member, have been nominated for the Examples of Excelencia award.
CTN PRESENTS THIRD ANNUAL JOURNAL OF IDEAS AND PEDAGOGY
CTN Presents the third annual issue of Catch the Next Journal of Ideas and Pedagogy. This year's issue features the poetry of San Antonio's Fernando Esteban Flores and a book review by Maria Espino, each offering a view into the role of higher education in defining or redefining the American Dream.