For the Cumberland Times-News
CUMBERLAND — Encouraging college students to continue toward graduation — goals shared at both the state and national levels — is the aim of an open forum to be held Monday at Allegany College of Maryland.
Commit to Complete, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Center’s Haines Student Lounge, is jointly sponsored by the college’s Completion Agenda Task Force and the ACM chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
ACM students are being asked to enlist in the Community College Completion Corps and to take tangible steps toward fulfilling the requirements of their certificate or associate degree program.
The nonbinding pledge urges students to commit to college completion by exploring career planning, academic advising and support services, and by actively engaging in the learning process, both for their own benefit and encouragement of their peers.
Recent ACM graduates will be on hand to recount their college experience and to answer questions that students may have about how they can be successful in their college careers and continue toward graduation.
Members of the Omicron Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be present to facilitate the forum and assist current students in taking the pledge.
The Completion Agenda Task Force is a college-wide effort with components that include attracting students to higher education, maintaining contact with them in their first year and encouraging them toward completion of their goals and graduation.
For more information about ACM’s Commit to Complete event, visit the college website, www.allegany.edu.