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    In December 2018, following Dr. Karen Stout’s presentation, an overwhelming majority of survey respondents voted in favor of HCCC joining the Achieving the Dream Network. Achieving the Dream is a national educational reform network whose work has had a transformational impact on the colleges they have partnered with. Their mission focuses on helping institutions build equity and capacity in their student success initiatives by using data to inform practice. In becoming an ATD member college, HCCC will adopt a laser-like focus on improving key student success metrics in the areas of student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion.

    During the week of June 17, eight members of HCCC’s Achieving the Dream Committee traveled to Phoenix, AZ to attend ATD’s intensive three-day Kickoff Institute for new member colleges. While there, the team met with our leadership and data coaches, Dr. Mary Fifield and Dr. Rene Garcia, respectively, and prepared for the work involved in the first year of membership. Both Dr. Fifield and Dr. Garcia bring a wealth of experience to their roles as HCCC’s Achieving the Dream Coaches. Dr. Fifield served for 17 years as President of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and is an expert in leading transformational change along the lines of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    She will be our leadership coach. Dr. Garcia brings with him over 35 years of expertise in enrollment management and institutional research. He will be our data coach. Both Mary and Rene will be joining us on August 27th for a series of informational workshops, and again on August 28th for a presentation at College Service Day. Heather DeVries and Sheila Dynan, co-chairs of HCCC’s Achieving the Dream Committee, will be providing regular updates to the college community at Town Hall meetings and various other venues. Interested in learning more or joining HCCC’s Achieving the Dream Committee? Reach out to atd@hccc.edu.

    Mark your calendars: HCCC’s ATD Coaches will be visiting campus on:

    • August 27-28, 2019 (8/28 is also College Service Day!)
    • November 21-22, 2019
    • March 5-6, 2020

    Click Here for Press Release

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