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Edmonds Community College Wins Grant Aimed at Helping Students Graduate

http://myedmondsnews.com/2011/11/edmonds-community-college-wins-grant-aimed-at-helping-students-graduate/

Professor Daniel Griesbach, Edmonds Community College

Faculty Profile: After being involved in C2C at Edmonds Community College for five quarters, Professor Daniel Griesbach sees service-learning as something he hopes to utilize beyond Connect2Complete. “It’s helped me to help students achieve college success,” he notes. C2C students at Edmonds participate in a variety of service-learning projects that contribute to the campus community, including working with the campus Green Team, supporting the college’s Community Garden, and engaging in projects with the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School. Griesbach explains, “Our projects are about finding solutions and making a difference.” C2C has made a real impact on…

Allia Emerson, Edmonds Community College

Student Profile Allia Emerson had worked for Oregon Parks and Recreation for four years when funding cuts eliminated her job. She applied for a role as a Park Ranger Assistant but found that another candidate with an associate’s degree was given priority. To provide more opportunities for her and her young daughter, Emerson moved to Washington and enrolled in Edmonds Community College. In her first semester, Emerson struggled to get acclimated—particularly in managing her own schedule as well as her daughter’s. It was through her developmental English class that she discovered C2C. She jumped at the chance to work with…