Project Access Year-End Celebration
College Retention a Priority for Students in Need of Extra Support
The year-end Project Access ceremony celebrated the success of a top graduate at St. Francis College as well as the potential of students currently in the program on April 27, 2017.
Project Access looks beyond the grades and test scores of some incoming freshman, recognizing potential for achievement, then offering them the tools and resources to make sure those students live up to their potential.
One graduate this year is Phoebe Lee '17, who delivered the main talk during the program. Phoebe is graduating from the Combined Bachelors and Master's Degree in Accounting program and going on to work at Big 4 accounting firm, PwC, where she interned. She is also a member of the Duns Scotus Honor Society and just finished her term as Student Government Association President.
Also honored at the ceremony were Business Management major Fabian Suele '17 who will be working towards his masters degree at Munich Business School and International Cultural Studies major Cargracia Augustin '17 who will be interning at law firm Jacqueline McMickens & Associates and looking for volunteer opportunities before applying to law school. Both talked about their time at St. Francis, their progress as students and how their determination has opened doors for their future.
Several Project Access students were also awarded a special $2,000 scholarships based on their academic success this year at St. Francis.
In almost 15 years, Project Access has helped almost 1,200 students develop college level basic skills in writing, reading, and studying in order to succeed and thrive in their course work and the community.
St. Francis College would like to thanks the National Grid Foundation and the Northfield Bank Foundation for their generous support of Project Access.
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.
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