Topic: Pipelines and Partnerships
Clovis Community College, Fresno State University, and California Health Sciences University collaborated to help local students pursue healthcare careers by providing a relatively affordable pipeline from 9th grade into a doctor of pharmacy program. The ultimate goal is to ensure that local talent "stays local” to provide healthcare to underserved central California communities.
Our institution seeks to provide access to underserved student populations and to further support students through peer-mentoring and a Master’s degree bridge program. We will recount the increased progression of students in the mentoring program, and how Master’s degree bridge program participation was linked to improved Master’s degree performance.
Notre Dame de Namur University and Mission College describe a partnership that creates opportunities for bachelor completion while supporting human services organizations. Administrators from each will explain the program’s affordability, while a diverse panel of students and alumni share outcomes from ambitious capstone projects that contribute to the public good.