Chemeketa Community College Selected to Receive Grant Funds to Assist Marginalized Students

Posted on August 12, 2021

Chemeketa Community College – 08/12/21 4:06 PM

Programs for dual credit students will be expanded to provide more opportunities

Salem, Ore., August 12, 2021 — Chemeketa Community College has received $1.54 million to help high school students transition into higher education. This project will include expanding dual credit opportunities, developing hybrid CTE and combined school enrollment models, implementing innovative technological improvements, providing advising and Bridge for transitions to college, and providing teachers with effective technology and professional development for remote teaching. The project activities are based on research of best practices in college attainment support, including addressing the needs of the underrepresented equity populations as well as rural students in Chemeketa’s district.

Chemeketa’s president, Jessica Howard stated, “Chemeketa’s dual enrollment program opens the world of college-going to hundreds of high school students each year.  With this grant, we will be able to extend that opportunity to more students, particularly those in rural areas and those who have faced barriers due to historic marginalization. The grant funds courses, teacher training, technology and college advising to increase the number of students completing college.”

Currently, Chemeketa’s dual enrollment program serves about 1,500 students annually.  Sara Hastings, Chemeketa’s Dean of High School Partnerships added, “Chemeketa’s dual enrollment program opens the world of college-going to over a thousand high school students each year.  With this grant, we will be able to extend that opportunity to more students, particularly those in rural areas and those who have faced barriers due to historic marginalization. The grant funds courses, teacher training, technology and college advising to increase the number of students completing college.”

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For more than 50 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to transforming lives and our community through exceptional learning experiences in the Mid-Willamette Valley. As the second multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as Brooks, Eola, Winema, Dallas, Woodburn and Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).
Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.

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