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Event encourages students to ‘commit to complete’ their degree

KeysEventFLYER-2014 v1With the theme “Commit to Complete,” Mid Michigan Community College is hosting a week of events encouraging students to commit to completing their associate’s degree before transferring to a university or entering the workforce.

The program is part of Michigan’s Community College Week Sept. 15-18 and is sponsored by MMCC, Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Community College Completion Corp.

Events kick off Monday, Sept. 15, from  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. with Keys to Completion. The event will be held in the second-floor hallway of the Harrison Campus. Phi Theta Kappa will host a booth where members will ask students to sign Commit to Complete forms. They will give each student a Keys to Completion card. Students who commit to completing their associate’s degree can participate in a Dash for Cash race to receive fun prizes and find the cash prize.

The event will be held again on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Mt. Pleasant Campus, with a booth located outside the Student Life Office, Room 238, in the Center for Liberal Art and Business.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, which is U.S. Constitution Day, promotional posters and voter registration information and applications will be available in the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant Library and Learning Services area.

The week’s events will culminate on Thursday, Sept. 18, when special guest Katrina Case-Soper speaks from noon to 1 p.m on “The Keys to Success: Completing Your Community College Degree or Certificate.” That event is scheduled in Room 136 on the Mt. Pleasant Campus.

Case-Soper, who is the Phi Theta Kappa Michigan Regional Alumni Representative and a full-time artist, has been commissioned to do paintings for organizations across the country, including Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters, Make a Wish Foundation and Mid Michigan Community College Foundation. She also has donated many of her paintings to chapters around the country to help them raise funds. Case-Soper has faced some adversity in life, but she knows her future possibilities are endless. She also believes that failure is a part of success, and that you must let go of fear, take risks and believe in yourself.

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