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The Collins Foundation Awards PNCA $30,000 to Support Student Persist and Thrive Initiative

Release date: 03/13/12

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Portland, OR – March 15, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has been awarded a $30,0000 grant from The Collins Foundation in support of PNCA’s Persist and Thrive initiative to increase enrollment and retention of students and to support core student services. Persist and Thrive is a collaborative effort that reaches across PNCA offices critical to all aspects of student engagement. As targeted efforts to recruit students from underserved communities intensify, PNCA is working to improve academic assistance, increase counseling and mentorship capacities, offer meaningful opportunities for students to connect with peers, and ultimately, ensure academic success for students of all abilities and backgrounds. Through Persist and Thrive, PNCA aims to shape a student body that is talented, diverse, and thriving, thus building alumni who can become key participants in their creative and business communities.

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