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Roanoke-Chowan Community College Recognized with Achievement Award for Student Success

Aviso Retention, an education technology retention tool that keeps students engaged, optimizes the chances of student success and increasing retention, recently recognized Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) with the Aviso Aspire Achievement Award. The award is presented to institutions that have achieved holistic success with student advocacy, innovation and impact in the field of student coaching, and community support and engagement.  

R-CCC has been an Aviso Retention partner since 2015 when it joined nine other North Carolina community colleges as part of the Carolina Works project. The project emphasized proactive success coaching and was funded by a $9.2 million First In The World (FITW) grant by the U.S. Department of Education. In fall 2020, the college transitioned to the Male Minority Success Initiative (MMSI) that aims to increase the progression and completion rate of minority males and increase the utilization of campus resources through deliberate interactions between students and the campus community. 

R-CCC has seen increases in course completion for both postsecondary and high school students, persistence and retention. For minority males in particular the college has seen a greater positive impact with course completion rates increasing by 13.2% and 15.2% for persistence.  

“This award is shared by the entire campus community and shows our long-standing commitment to achievement and degree completion for every student,” said J. Darius Greene, Dean of Student Services. “It demonstrates that connection and engagement with a dedicated professional on campus helps students advance toward course and degree completion. Aviso Retention has allowed our faculty and staff with another avenue to connect with students through proactive and innovative interactions. I’m glad Aviso’s state and national partners were able to learn of the accomplishments happening at R-CCC and in our community at their first Virtual User Summit. A special thanks to Mr. George Holley for his work as FITW success coach and Ms. Daphne Drew with MMSI. Further, I appreciate Dr. Deborah Lamm for her leadership and faculty and staff for their dedication to our students and the community.” 

For more information on R-CCC visit www.roanokechowan.edu or call (252) 862-1200.

 

In picture (left to right):

Kimberly Philpott, Student Support Services Counselor

Dr. Deborah Lamm, Interim President

J. Darius Greene, Dean of Student Services

Daphne Drew, Women's Center Coordinator

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