Montgomery County Community College encouraged students to pledge to complete their degrees and credentials as part of Completion Week held from Oct. 21 to 25.
Completion Week was hosted by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the international honor society for two-year colleges, at all community colleges across Pennsylvania.
It is envisioned as a time for students to make a commitment to themselves to finish their education by signing a pledge card and a banner.
The latter is then put on display for the remainder of the year as a reminder of the promise they made.
“We want students to know the value of completing their education and the importance of making this intentional commitment,” said Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, MCCC Interim President and Provost.
She added that research found that students who complete their college credentials earn more over their lifetime and have a better opportunity for employment and career advancement.
Montgomery County Commissioner Vice Chair Ken Lawrence, Jr. took part in the kickoff event to inspire students to make the commitment. He was presented with his associate’s degree and became MCCC’s official alumnus.
Other activities during the week included a resource fair, soft skills seminar, and employers’ job fair.