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Middle States Completes!

Middle States Completes!

More than 3,000 students participated in the Middle States Community College Completion Challenge Week October 17-21, with all states in the region taking part in the event for the first time. During the week, each community college in the region held a series of campus-based college completion activities.

The Middle States Region includes 80 Phi Theta Kappa chapters in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Events included a “Pathway to Graduation” question and answer session, a 5K run to raise awareness, and a panel of alumni discussing the importance of college completion, among others. The common goal of all the activities was to encourage students to sign the pledge to complete their degrees or certificates and commit to helping fellow students do the same. Faculty and staff members were also asked to sign pledges to serve as Completion Champions to assist students in their efforts.

"We know that earning a community college credential not only benefits the lives of students, but also strengthens community and the nation as a whole," said Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. "We applaud the Middle States Region for being a leader in their support, encouragement and advocacy of community college completion among members and non-members."

The Community College Completion Corps (C4) is a campaign created to increase the number of students at community colleges completing their associate degrees and certificates so that they can successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities, earn their bachelor’s degrees, and enter careers that provide family-sustaining wages. The initiative was created to in an effort to produce 50 percent more students with high-quality degrees and certificates by 2020.

So far this year more than 100,000 students have signed the C4 pledge — that's 100,000 people who have committed to completing college!
Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa’s C4 effort and how you can participate, see the Middle States Completes video, and read media coverage online.

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