Restart Saturday, Nov. 5
Posted: October 24, 2011
It’s Never Too Late to Restart College
Restart your education; restart your life -- That’s the promise of an event at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) designed for people who have some college credits but have not yet earned a degree or certificate.
Restart Saturday will be held Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – noon in the Vista Dining Center on the Gresham Campus of Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), 26000 SE Stark St. The event is hosted by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, and offers a chance to learn about college resources that can help students succeed – especially those who hit the pause button their education to work, family, or other life events.
“We have made it easy to restart your college career. All the essential steps will be brought together in a single space," says Patrick Nearing, president of Rho Theta, the MHCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. “MHCC employees and students will be on hand to guide you through the process.”
Nearing adds that Restart Saturday is free, parking is free and all are welcome to attend!”
After a welcome and brief presentation by successful returning students, guests and current students can attend powerful half-hour seminars on topics including applying for financial aid and scholarships, getting restarted with help from advising and registration, making the most of the resources offered by the Learning Success Center, and getting involved in campus life.
College Completion on a National Scale
President Barack Obama has emphasized that in order to remain competitive in the world economy America must produce an additional 5 million degrees and certificates by the year 2020. Closer to home, the state of Oregon has set a goal of 40 percent of Oregonians with two-year degrees by 2020. According to the Oregon University System, the state is currently at 29 percent.
For more information, please contact the honor society students at 503- 491-7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.