College Completion Day
College Completion Day is September 14!
MVCC will celebrate College Completion Day on both the Utica and Rome campuses on Thursday, September 14!
Tents will be set up 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.
Tents will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Utica Campus Quad, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Plumley Complex room 119 at the Rome Campus.
In lieu of signing ceremonies the College has hosted in the past, a video introducing key statistics about college completion will be sent to students the morning of the event to encourage them to stop by the events and learn more.
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.