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LCC to Host Welcome BBQ for Lansing H.O.P.E. and Promise Scholarship Students

August 16, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - Lansing Community College (LCC) will host a summer Welcome BBQ for new and returning LCC H.O.P.E. and Promise scholarship students. The BBQ is the last in a series of events designed to increase the likelihood that college intending students follow through on their plans to attend LCC in the fall. The Summer Welcome BBQ includes free music, food, games and giveaways. Students can also verify their financial aid disbursement and meet fellow classmates.

The event is co-sponsored by LCC, the Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R), Lansing H.O.P.E., Lansing Promise and the Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN).

WHO:

New and returning LCC H.O.P.E. and Promise scholarship students. Additional LCC scholarship recipients have been invited to attend.

WHERE:

LCC's Downtown Campus Outer Amphitheatre

***Rain location: Gannon Building Commons***

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016; 5 – 7 P.M.

BACKGROUND:

According to Harvard University's Summer Melt Handbook, an estimated 10-40 percent of college-intending students "melt away" each summer by failing to act on their intentions to attend college in the fall. The Coalition for Career and College Readiness, LCC's Centre for Engaged Inclusion and CapCAN joined forces to prevent summer melt by designing a suite of summer events for college intending graduates in the community.

For more information about the Summer Melt program visit, capitalareacan.org. For information about LCC's H.O.P.E. scholarship program, visit lcc.edu/k12/hope/.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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