Speakers for the CTN Ascender Seminar include Emmy Perez, Texas 2020 Poet Laureate and Rogelio Saenz, Professor of Demography, UTSA. Other sessions will be conducted by CTN staff and leadership fellows.
Texas Secretary of State, Ruth Hughs, announced a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unlock job opportunities in cloud computing.
Jon Herrin becomes a grandparent; Matthew Reyna gets married.
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.
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, 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
CTN CEO Dr. Maria Chavez and Allegra Villarreal, CTN Director of Professional Development, both attended equity institutes over the summer.
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.
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.
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.