MNA finally goes to NY! (Well, soon perhaps.)
In October 2021, the Dominican College of Blauvelt, Orangeburg, New York, was awarded ~$5M from the U.S. Department of Education to develop and implement the STEM Opportunities for Hispanic and Low-Income Students (SOHLIS) project. Over the course of the next 5 years, SOHLIS will establish comprehensive student-centered services and curricular programs that will increase rates of:
(1) enrollment, including strengthened articulation pathways from three area community colleges to Dominican STEM programs
(2) first to second year retention, and
(3) persistence to degree completion and career entry.
Target populations for this project are Hispanic and low-income undergraduate students at the college (including ESL undergraduates), transfer students from community college, high school students, community college STEM faculty and Dominican STEM faculty. Dominican will partner with Rockland, Westchester, and Bergen Community Colleges to strengthen articulation agreements.