Glenn Foundation Awards Grant to Benefit Student Advising Initiative
The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation.
Grant funds will support an enhanced student experience through the implementation of the Aviso Retention Program. The Program will allow the College to utilize technology-based advising/coaching, targeted support services, and predictive analytics to increase student success and on-time graduation.
“The Glenn Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to award a grant towards the implementation of this impactful program for students at Gaston College,” said Laura Lineberger, Executive Director at the Glenn Foundation
Aviso uses student data to set up automated alerts sent to students for a variety of reasons, including GPA, low grades, off-plan, registration, online course log-in, and attendance. Also, student achievements can be identified and celebrated, which provides critical touch-points to students when they reach various milestones, give a virtual “pat on the back,” or send a personalized message.
“We are so grateful for the financial support from the Glenn Foundation,” said Dr. Patricia Skinner, President of Gaston College. “The Aviso program will be a valuable technology tool that will engage students and promote academic success.”
For more information on the Aviso Program at Gaston College, please contact Ms. Jennifer Nichols, Director of Admissions and Counseling 704.922.6220 or Nichols.Jennifer@gaston.edu
The Gaston College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation chartered in 1968. Led by a 15-member volunteer board of directors appointed by the Gaston College Board of Trustees, its role is to encourage and secure financial support to further the work of Gaston College. The foundation receives and administers both restricted and unrestricted contributions in support of Gaston College’s priorities.
Gaston College is an open-door public community college, located in Gaston and Lincoln counties of North Carolina. The College promotes student success and lifelong learning through high caliber, affordable, accessible and comprehensive educational programs and services responding to economic and workforce development needs.