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ERIC Number: EJ756916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-26
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Wanted: Low-Income High Achievers
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n21 pA18 Jan 2007
This article deals with issues of community-college transfers of students from Alamance Community College to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This article discusses the involvement of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in the issue of community-college transfer. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, based in Lansdowne, Va., near Washington, helps bright but needy students go to college and graduate school. In its research, the foundation has found that top colleges often overlook community-college students. To encourage elite institutions to take advantage of the community-college talent pool, the foundation awarded $6.8-million to eight colleges, both private and public, to develop or expand programs to improve their recruitment and retention of low-income students from community colleges. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the grant recipients, will work with community-college advisers to identify academically able students and provide them with specialized counseling and programs to prepare them to transfer. In this article, the author discusses some of the future plans and forthcoming projects of the foundation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina