Written for CCC News on August 24, 2020
SUNY Adirondack has been awarded a five-year, $1.3 million federal grant to expand its support services for students who are low-income, disabled and/or first-generation with a goal of helping them succeed and advance to a four-year college or university.
The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services (SSS) Programand was announced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
“SUNY Adirondack continuously seeks new ways to support all of our learners, and this grant will allow us to scale the necessary supports that so many of our students need to reach their goals,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of the College. “This grant supports proven strategies for student success employed across the nation at all types of colleges and universities. When students succeed in the classroom and complete their degrees, they’re better able to achieve social mobility and economic success.”
Dr. Duffy said the grant funding will allow the college to provide approximately 140 students per year with personal and academic career counseling, instruction, mentoring and tutoring. The grant will also allow for the hiring of a project director, two student success coaches and a number of peer tutors.
“Our receipt of this grant is wonderful news as we prepare for the fall semester,” Dr. Duffy said. “We have a very strong plan in place to provide both in-person and remote learning across more than 700 different classes, withdual goals of helping students achieve their academic goals on time and protecting the health of students, faculty, staff and the broader community.”
Registration is open for the Fall 2020 semester, which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 9. Instruction will be provided through a mix of remote learning, including both traditional online and live remote classes, and small, in-person classes, depending on the course. Hands-on laboratory or studio instruction, such as art, music, culinary, science and technology, where practicable, will include in person instruction in a modified format. Anyone interested in applying to SUNY Adirondack for the upcoming semester is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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