• New MHCC Students Can Win

    One of Seven $1000 Scholarships During the Summer Bridge Program

    Gresham, Ore.

    B efore even getting into the classroom and digging into classwork, new college students often face a learning curve when it comes to just understanding college operations, and the campus itself. Where is the business office, the tutoring and testing centers, what are the names of the buildings where I have my classes, where is the bookstore or cafeteria? So many questions before one textbook has even been opened.

    Mt Hood Community College is helping to remedy that with its Summer Bridge program. The three-day Summer Bridge program is designed to not only teach students new to MHCC useful skills, but also provide important information about the college so they can hit the ground running before classes begin. During the program, students will participate in various group activities to augment their academic skills, soft skills, and MHCC campus awareness.

    Students taking part in the Summer Bridge program will also be entered into a drawing for one of seven $1000 scholarships.

    "Our goal is help students prepare for their first term in college by alleviating first day/first week stress and increase their knowledge of college culture and accountability," said Matthew Farina, AVID Learning Specialist from the college's AVID/Learning Success Center. "Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with fellow students, staff, and faculty in an informal environment."

    The Summer Bridge Program will run 9 a.m. - 2p.m. on Wed-Fri, September 9-11. It is free of charge, but interested students must rsvp in advance. Students interested in taking part must be students who are new to Mt. Hood Community College. Free lunch will be provided each day, and there will also be giveaways of free college swag during the event.

    A portion of the funding for program supplies and student scholarships is provided through an Oregon Department of Education College Access Grant.

    For more information or to RSVP please visit www.mhcc.edu/AVID/