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MPC Receives $3.75 Million for Title V Grant, “READY, SET, TRANSFER”

Post Date:10/04/2018 8:00 AM

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For Immediate Release: October 4, 2018
Contact:
Ms. Beccie Michael, Vice President of Advancement, (831) 655-5506

Monterey, CA: MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE RECEIVES $3.75 MILLION FOR TITLE V GRANT, “READY, SET, TRANSFER”

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) has been fully funded for the Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, “Ready, Set, Transfer” (RST), a cooperative grant with fellow Hispanic Serving Institution California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

RST is a comprehensive project that will expand institutional capacity to significantly increase transfer and degree completion with emphasis on narrowing the performance and outcome gaps among Hispanic and underrepresented students.

Through a variety of strategically designed activities and responsible planning sensitive to the language, cultural, and socioeconomic obstacles that MPC and CSUMB students face, RST will not only equip students with the tools to excel academically at MPC and successfully transfer to CSUMB, it will also provide students with a continuum of support, both pre- and post-transfer, that will lead to improved degree completion.

“This funding comes at a perfect time as we implement Guided Pathways, continue to close the equity gap, accelerate progress and success in college-level math and English, boost retention and completions, and implement wrap-around instructional and student support on a larger scale,” explains Dr. Walt Tribley, Superintendent and President of MPC.

To meet the objectives of this five-year grant, MPC must achieve six project goals:

  • Enhance and expand curricula offerings specifically designed to reduce time to degree completion.
  • Significantly reduce disparities in Hispanic and underserved student achievement compared to the general student population.
  • Integrate transfer-oriented activities at each step along the pathway from high school to baccalaureate degree completion.
  • Establish consistent, ongoing collaboration and communication between MPC and CSUMB.
  • Utilize strategies to improve completion and transfer that generate revenue and build institutional capacity.
  • Improve cost-efficiency through streamlined program pathways and delivery of student services.

“As MPC’s first Title V grant award, we look forward to the transformative impact these funds will have on our campus and ultimately for our students,” states Beccie Michael, MPC’s Vice President of Advancement. “Over the next five years, we will see a significant increase in associate degree completion, transfer, and bachelor’s degree attainment.”

Adds Dr. Tribley, “all students will likely benefit from the systems and support we implement under our Title V grant.”

Monterey Peninsula College  - established in 1947
Monterey Peninsula College, part of California's public community college system, is an open-access institution, committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to the scenic Monterey campus located on 90+ acres, MPC's district includes two excellent facilities in the former Fort Ord, to serve the residents in north Monterey County. As a comprehensive community college, MPC responds to the educational and cultural needs of its diverse community, distinguished for its outstanding academic programs and strong commitment to student success. To learn more about Monterey Peninsula College, please visit www.mpc.edu and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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