Pulaski Tech earns leadership distinction
Pulaski Technical College was recognized today by Achieving the Dream, Inc., as one of 23 colleges that have earned Leader College distinction for success in raising persistence and graduation rates, closing achievement gaps and changing lives among students.
Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that helps 3.5 million community college students stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.
Pulaski Tech was recognized for its successful implementation of a new student orientation program that has increased retention rates.
Only one other college in Arkansas - Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena - earned the distinction. PCCUA was recognized for improvements to its developmental education coursework.
The other Leaders Colleges are:
• Aiken Technical College (Aiken County, SC)
• Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
• College of the Mainland (Texas City, TX)
• Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)
• Community College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA)
• Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
• Community College of Vermont (Waterbury, VT)
• Delaware County Community College (Media, PA)
• Galveston College (Galveston, TX)
• Highline Community College (Des Moines, WA)
• Lee College (Baytown, TX)
• Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell, PA)
• Northern Essex Community College (Lawrence, MA)
• Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Orangeburg, SC)
• Renton Technical College (Renton, WA)
• Roxbury Community College (Roxbury, MA)
• San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
• Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH)
• Tacoma Community College (Tacoma, WA)
• Wayne County Community College District (Detroit, MI)
• Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood, PA)