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BSC receives professional development grant

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Bluefield—Bluefield State College has received a Complete College America sub-grant award of more than $7500 from the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.

The funds will underwrite professional development for implementing co-requisite developmental education and/or professional development for DegreeWorks and Guided Pathways to Success at BSC. “This grant will provide an exciting opportunity to prepare ourselves to increase student retention and graduation rates at BSC which are integral parts of our strategic initiatives,” observed Dr. Zak Hossain, BSC Provost.

DegreeWorks provides real-time advice for students, assists in their progress toward graduation, and permits direct access to many related services. For advisors, Degree Works supports real-time delivery of academic advice, supports more timely degree certification and supports unique program changes.

Guided Pathways to Success provides students with step-by-step plans and guidance to on-time graduation, saving time and money while significantly boosting graduates' chances for success.

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