Lock Haven University recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Milton Hershey School with the goal of offering multilayered support to low-income, first-generation college students.
“We are striving to improve the national graduation outcome for low-income, first-generation college students,” said Tanya Barton, MHS vice president of graduate programs for success. “By partnering with a university like Lock Haven, we are working together to reach that goal and most importantly provide the necessary support our students need to lead productive lives.”
MHS students who attend Lock Haven University will receive academic coaching, student engagement resources, and retention support to ensure student success throughout their college careers.
“The partnership between Lock Haven University and Milton Hershey School demonstrates our support and commitment to improving the college graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students,” said Dr. Donna Wilson, Lock Haven University interim president. “We are committed to the academic success of all of our students here at The Haven and we look forward to providing the guidance and necessary resources to help MHS alums achieve their goal of earning a degree from Lock Haven University.”
MHS has established nine other partnerships with postsecondary institutions across the state as part of its commitment to providing graduates with comprehensive and individualized support.
For more information about Milton Hershey School, visit mhskids.org.
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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.
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