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Achieving the Dream Highlights Access and First-Year Experience

March 3, 2009

NOVA faculty and staff enjoyed a stimulating and informative seminar hosted by the Annandale Campus Achieving the Dream (AtD) Committee on January 23. Montgomery College's Karen (Wray) Roseberry, dean of Student Development, and Christy Partlow, director of First-Year Experience (FYE), shared their successes and hurdles in a FYE aimed at maximizing access, retention and study success and accommodating the diverse needs of students in their pursuit of educational and career goals. To learn more about Montgomery College's FYE, go to http://www.montgomerycollege/fye.

The next AtD seminar was held on February 20 and focused on advising issues. Adrienne Hinds shared the big picture and Ellen Fancher-Ruiz offered policies, procedures and tips for advising. This event was also sponsored by the Annandale Campus AtD Team.

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