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Program Helps TCC Students Persevere

Program helps TCC students persevere

Linda Bell, Tallahassee Community College

Student Profile: When Linda Bell arrived at Tallahassee Community College after 25 years out of school, she was uncertain about whether she would succeed. To help her prepare, the college placed her in developmental math and English classes and in a college success course, but she still felt she was struggling. When her college success instructor encouraged Bell to join the C2C program, it made all the difference. “I was beginning to give up until I learned about this program,” she says. Now, “Connect2Complete keeps me going.” C2C peer advocates have helped Bell choose courses, improve her computer skills, learn…

Breanna McCoy, Tallahassee Community College

Peer Advocate Profile: Breanna McCoy is a Dean’s List student at Tallahassee Community College majoring in criminal justice and sociology, but she hasn’t always done so well. “I didn’t feel prepared for college,” she remembers. She pushed herself, though, wanting to be first in her family to get a college degree. She became a C2C peer advocate because “I wanted to help students navigate the system” that she had found confusing. One of the most memorable parts of being a peer advocate has been organizing a campus garden project for C2C students. The experience made a huge difference in helping…

C2C in Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is one of nine community colleges nationwide selected for Campus Compact’s Connect2Complete (C2C) pilot program. Through two distinct strategies—course-based peer-to peer advocacy and peer-assisted service-learning—C2C supports vulnerable students in achieving academic success and credential completion while they actively engage with their peers, their college, and their broader community. These strategies encourage academic development, social integration, personal development, and civic consciousness—all key factors for student persistence. At TCC, C2C has inspired a college-wide culture of change, and the program has proved to be the catalyst for including service-learning and civic engagement in the College’s strategic plan. C2C…