Umpqua Community College will use grant to expand student support services
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.