Community College Completion Corps (C4) Project Recognized at Carl Albert State College
Carl Albert State College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) sponsored a C4 Banner Signing Day on November 18. The event was held at the Dunlap Oval on the Poteau campus, as part of the Community College Completion Corps (C4) Project to encourage students to graduate from a community college.
President Garry M. Ivey encouraged the students to sign the banner as their personal commitment to graduate. He pointed out statistics that reinforce the benefits of earning a degree or certificate at Carl Albert including approximately $500,000 in lifetime earnings more than students with only a high school degree, an edge when job hunting, less chance of being unemployed, a jump start if planning to transfer for further education, and making a difference in reversing a national trend of declining numbers of college graduates. Mr. Ivey stated that he feels projects like C4 are important as they provide opportunities to continually remind students of the value of completing their degree or certificate. “Carl Albert State College graduates are well equipped to either go straight to the work force or transfer to continue their education, and we are always pleased to find ways to encourage student success.”
This was the first time that Carl Albert State College hosted a C4 signing. PTK Honor Society is serving as part of a national education initiative by being the student arm of the Community College Completion Challenge.
CASC Media release – November 18, 2013