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Carroll Community College Hosts First-Ever Commit to Completion Fair

Release Date: 3/18/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411
Carroll Community College Hosts First-Ever Commit to Completion Fair
College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter-- Alpha Psi Psi--Co-Hosts Fair
Westminster, Md. Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate.
That's exactly what students at Carroll Community College are promising to do --by signing a mass pledge to complete their degrees and certifications before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market.
On April 13, 2011 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m., students will gather to sign the completion pledge in Carroll Community College’s Babylon Great Hall as part of a national community college movement. The Commit to Completion Fair is being hosted by the college’s Student Affairs Division and Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Psi Psi chapter. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members are serving as the student arm of The Community College Completion Corps, a national education initiative (www.cccompletioncorps.org).
Students will not only be able to sign the pledge to complete their degree, but will be able to meet with faculty members representing every discipline, register for classes, and learn about transfer and career options.
Community Colleges Receive National Attention
On April, 2010, leaders of six national organizations representing the nation's 1,200 community colleges signed The Call to Action, a pledge to increase student completion rates by 50 percent over the next decade. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was the only student organization asked to participate.
In October, 2010, the first White House Summit on Community Colleges was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a community college professor. President Obama, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and a host of speakers praised community colleges for serving almost half of the nation's college students and playing a pivotal role in educating the workforce.
 he President has called for community colleges to produce an additional five million degrees and certificates in the next 10 years. This is part of his goal to restore the United States as the world's leader in college graduates.
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.
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