Iowa Valley Grinnell students ‘Commit to Complete’
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. And that’s exactly what students at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell are promising to do.
This past Monday, several Iowa Valley Grinnell students gathered on campus to sign a mass pledge to complete their associate degrees or certificates before transferring to a four-year school or entering the job market. This ‘Commit to Complete’ event is part of a national community college movement. Faculty and staff also signed the banners affirming to do whatever needed to facilitate students’ credential completion.
The event was hosted by the Grinnell Beta Sigma Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for 2-year community colleges. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members are serving as the student arm of the Community College Completion Challenge (C4)—a national education initiative. More information is available at www.completioncorps.org .
photo 1: Iowa Valley Grinnell student Martin Reyes-Torres signs the ‘Commit to Complete’ banner on Monday. Several students gathered on the campus of Iowa Valley Grinnell to sign a mass pledge to complete their degrees before transferring or entering the job market.
photo 2: Iowa Valley Grinnell students Rafael Avalos (left) and Michael Renteria (right) grab some food that was prepared by Student Activity Council members in conjunction with the ‘Commit to Complete’ event.