San Diego State University’s Compact Scholars Program hosted its third annual graduation reception, celebrating the Compact Scholars Class of 2012.
The road to success
The event culminated an educational journey that started over 10 years ago.
In middle school, these students entered into a “compact” that assured them that if they met the academic benchmarks outlined by the Compact for Success, SDSU would not only offer them guaranteed admission to the university, but would provide them with personalized advising and support services through the Compact Scholars Program.
The reception recognized the fulfillment of a shared commitment. These students thrived both on and off campus, and are just weeks away from participating in their commencement ceremonies.
“We gave our time, our effort, and in return, SDSU has transformed us into educated individuals that will add to the ever growing ranks of professionals to come out of the South Bay," said Lindsay Goulet, senior, Social Science/Single Subject Teaching major. We have paved the way for our siblings, children, and community; and, thanks to SDSU and the Compact for Success, we will continue to lead the way."
Graduating Compact Scholars attended the reception accompanied by guests who made a significant impact on their college success. Guests included SDSU President Elliot Hirshman, SDSU Provost Nancy Marlin and Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Edward Brand.
About SDSU’s Compact Scholars Program
The Compact Scholars Program is the postsecondary component of the Compact for Success — a partnership between the Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego State University.
The program supports student success by connecting students to the rich resources of the San Diego State campus community. Compact Scholars actively engage in "high impact" educational experiences, most notably study abroad, service-learning, undergraduate research, and leadership development.
The goal of the Compact Scholars Program is to deepen student engagement and to promote higher graduation rates for Sweetwater District students.
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