Tri-C plans to partner with Hiram College on student mentorship program
June 09, 2017
Cuyahoga Community College is planning to partner with Hiram College on a pilot student mentorship program, aimed at encouraging community college students to continue their education at four-year schools.
The Mentorship for Student Excellence program would encourage the completion of four-year degrees through peer-to-peer mentorship of successful community college students. The goal of the program would be to determine whether peer mentorship can play a role in improving academic achievement, economic efficiency and degree completion for students who progress from a two-year school to a four-year school.
Hiram College received a $680,000 monetary award from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to help spearhead the pilot program, which would pair a mentor student from Hiram with a mentee from Tri-C.
The money was awarded to Hiram as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Innovation Program Awards, which were announced on Friday.