RRCC to host presentation for new pupils

Rainy River Community College announced that it will host “The Ultimate Road Trip: Campus2Career,” a free success presentation for first-year college students, at noon tomorrow (Wednesday. Sept. 3) at RRCC Theater.
The presentation will be delivered on campuses across the nation this fall to more than 350,000 students.
The program emphasizes the importance of academics, time management, setting goals and maximizing opportunities both in college and in future careers.
“Currently, only 68 percent of college freshmen progress to their sophomore year,” said JR Cifani, vice-president of Making It Count. “Couple that with the fact that only 47 percent of students entering college will graduate within five years and the importance of the program becomes very clear. We are providing students with a map to realize their goals and ambitions.”
The impact of the message presented can be seen in the positive evaluation scores given the program by both educators and students. In 2007, campus personnel rated the value of the ideas presented a 9.3 on a 10-point scale, and students rated ideas presented an 8.7 on a 10-point scale. 
More information about the presentation can be found online at www.makingitcount.com.
RRCC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. All classes and/or programs are subject to change or cancellation in the event of an emergency.