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1301, 2022

Robynne Rose-Haymer Reclaimed Her Value by Completing Her Degree

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: Adult Learner Demographics, Comebacker Story, Newsletter|

Robynne's Children Motivated Her to Complete Her Degree Every comebacker has a reason to recommit to their education. For Robynne Rose-Haymer, completing her degree boosted her self worth and set an example for her children. Subscribe to ProjectAttain!'s YouTube channel to hear more comebacker stories. https://youtu.be/zhcNnVqZ_Fc

1711, 2021

American Leadership Forum Honors ProjectAttain! Leaders

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Board Members, Events, Newsletter|

Jennings and Orchard Receive ALF Exemplary Leader Award Each year the American Leadership Forum - Mountain Valley Chapter honors a Sacramento-region leader who represents the cornerstone of ALF. The award recipient thinks and works regionally, values diversity, and is a successful collaborative leader. ALF bestowed this honor on two ProjectAttain! board members, Cassandra H.B. Jennings, CEO of St. Hope, and Arlen Orchard, chair of the the board of directors [...]

1711, 2021

Joel Maier Returned for His Sons

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Adult Learner Demographics, Comebacker Story, Newsletter|

Joel Maier's Sons Inspired His Return to School Every comebacker has a reason to recommit to their education. For Joel, military man and father of two, that reason was his sons. Subscribe to ProjectAttain!'s YouTube channel to hear more comebacker stories. https://youtu.be/DHauoGmOA6w

1711, 2021

Dr. Su Jin Jez of California Competes Appears on “Moved by Degrees”

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Adult Learner Demographics, Comebacker Story, Newsletter|

The Graduate! Network's New Podcast Launches with a Familiar Face ProjectAttain! champion Dr. Su Jin Jez, executive director of California Competes, is a contributor to The Graduate! Network's new podcast, "Moved by Degrees." The series launched on Friday, November 5, 2021, and is available here. Episode One, "The Banner Lady," features comebacker Kimberly Lowe Sawyer and focuses on how supporting completion for vulnerable adults can transform families and communities.  [...]

1711, 2021

One-on-One with Treasurer Dave Roughton

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Board Members, Newsletter, workforce|

"ProjectAttain! is critical for building our regional workforce and strengthening our ability to compete for new businesses that bring good jobs with great benefits to Sacramento." Dave Roughton, president and CEO of SAFE Credit Union, sits on ProjectAttain!'s executive committee and serves as its treasurer. After 29 years with SAFE, where he started as a minimum wage, entry level cash vault teller, Roughton is energized to envision how ProjectAttain! [...]

511, 2021

IHEP Recognizes Degrees When Due Success @ Shasta College

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Degrees When Due, University News|

Shasta College Graduates 600+ Comebackers through DWD Initiative More than 36 million adults across the country have earned some college credits but stopped out before earning a degree. To promote completion, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launched an innovative, nationwide completion initiative: Degrees When Due (DWD). ProjectAttain! plays a key role in coordinating the DWD California Cohort, communicating information between the IHEP research team and California institutions, sharing DWD research, [...]

2710, 2021

Who Are Returning Adult Learners?

By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: Adult Learner Demographics, Newsletter|

Higher Learning Advocates Breaks Down Adult Learners in New Factsheet Adult learners face different challenges on their path to completing their credential or degree. Want to learn more about the population at the heart of ProjectAttain!'s work? Higher Learning Advocates has a great resource to better understand these learners. Click here to view the full fact sheet.

2710, 2021

HornetAttain! Navigator Wins Sac State STAR Award

By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: Navigators, Newsletter, University News|

Noelle McCurley is a Navigation Rock STAR and Sac State Knows It In July, the university honored McCurley with a Staff Talent Appreciation & Retention (STAR) Award for her hard work, drive, and unshakeable commitment to learners. Although she has worked with tens of thousands of students in her 25-plus years of service at Sacramento State, McCurley ensures that every student feels important, valued, and heard. "No one wants [...]

2304, 2021

Making Your Plan To Return

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Explore If you’re ready to get started, here are some steps you can take to get ready to go back to school: Think about your career and education goals. Where do you see yourself a few years down the road? Think about your daily routines. What will you need to balance college, work, family and life? Think about your past experience. What credits, certificates, and courses have you already [...]

510, 2020

ProjectAttain! founder earns 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: University News|

DAA 2020: Murphy found home, career path at Sac State By Cynthia Hubert  Jenni Murphy, Dean of College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State received Distinguished Service Award As a Gold Award Girl Scout and the product of a tightly knit farm community in Ohio, Jenni Murphy learned at an early age the importance of teamwork and leadership. Those skills came in handy when she landed [...]

2810, 2019

How Sac State is supporting degree-completion

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: University News|

Sac State to lead statewide degree-completion effort By  Jonathan Morales By 2025, projections show that 65 percent of jobs will require that employees have some type of post-secondary education. (Sacramento State file) You’ve put in the hard work. Finished all of your classes. But you never formally applied for graduation. Or maybe you have an outstanding parking ticket or overdue library book. [...]

2305, 2018

Mayors of Sacramento discuss Education Attainment

By |May 23rd, 2018|Categories: University News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Summit on Education Attainment for Working Age Adults Sacramento, CA – On Wednesday, May 23,2018 Mayor Steinberg joined fellow mayors Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento and Preet Didbal of Yuba City to discuss the educational attainment of adults in the Sacramento region. The mayors' panel was organized by Align Capital Region and California State University, Sacramento. It's part of an initiative to get the estimated 62,000 people in [...]

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