© 2022 KLCC

KLCC
136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401
541-463-6000
klcc@klcc.org

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Oregon's Willamette Valley seen from Eugene
NPR for Oregonians
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Education

Umpqua Community College will use grant to expand student support services

Umpqua Community College
Umpqua Community College
/
Umpqua Community College will use a federal grant to expand student support programs

Sometimes new college students just need a little extra help.

Umpqua Community College says it will use a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its student support programs, which provide aid to students in need of a helping hand.

“Maybe they lack resources with technology, maybe they lack resources financially," said Danielle Haskett, director of Learning Support Services. "It’s a challenge for many students to be successful in college and to be able to stay in college and to accomplish their career goals.”

Haskett said the Roseburg school will use the funds to start a center to help students boost their writing skills, and to create a software system that will identify students in need of academic assistance in order to provide early intervention.