College Completion Day
College Completion Day is September 11!
MVCC will celebrate College Completion Day on both the Utica and Rome campuses on Tuesday, September 11!
Events will take place on both campuses to provide all members of the college community an opportunity to sign the "Completion Wall" in support of the challenge. Students who sign the wall will receive a T-shirt commemorating their participation, be entered into a raffle for numerous prizes, and have the opportunity to read the completion stories of MVCC faculty and staff and answer questions about them for DGV credit. MVCC administrators, faculty, and staff have also been asked to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials.
Completion walls will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the tent in the Utica Campus Quad, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plumley Complex room 119 at the Rome Campus.
The event is part of College Completion Day, a national community college movement, and is being hosted by MVCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
Statistics show that students who complete their degrees or certificates will earn an average of $500,000 more over the course of their careers than their peers who did not complete. In addition, individuals with credentials are less likely to become unemployed than their co-workers who did not complete their credentials.