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DR. GRANADOS JOINS TEAM AT ACHIEVING THE DREAM CONFERENCE
President Granados joined a team from Triton at DREAM 2014: The Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success from February 24-27, 2014. The Achieving the Dream network celebrated their 10th anniversary while highlighting achievements and looking toward the critical work ahead. The team from Triton was able to meet with other schools to learn best practices related to current student success initiatives and further explore implementing student success strategies including Enhancing Placement Test preparation and Revamping the College Success course.
DR. GRANADOS DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE BLACK HISTORY KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Dr. Granados joined the Triton College Black Heritage Council and the campus community in celebration of the start of Black History Month on February 3rd, 2014. In her remarks she reminded all present that this was not only the start of Black History Month, but also the Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed this country forever, as it entitled all persons to goods, services, privileges, accommodations, etc. without discrimination or segregation based on race or color.The month long celebration planned for the campus community will provide wonderful opportunities to be engaged in discussions, activities and learning about the history, culture and outstanding achievements of African Americans. Dr. Granados encouraged the entire community to extend awareness and attention to diversity, equity and excellence well beyond the month of February by reminding all present that the institution's commitment to diversity is ongoing and inclusive of the range of cultures represented on campus. For more information on the events taking place on Triton's campus during this month of celebration, please visit the webpage.
DR. GRANADOS HOSTS THE ANNUAL SPRING FACULTY WORKSHOP
On January 17, 2014, President Granados welcomed faculty to the Spring 2014 semester with the annual Spring Faculty Workshop. The workshop included several institutional updates as well as a presentation from Dr. Kay McClenney which focused on strengthening student engagement. This presentation highlighted national student data which indicated 28% of students don't feel welcome at colleges and almost 50% drop out before their second semester. This presentation came with a challenge to the Triton community to develop collectively a culture of connection, emphasizing that a meaningful connections with students make the difference in student persistence and success.
DR. GRANADOS WELCOMES THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
President Granados welcomed the Council of Governments to Triton's campus on January 10, 2014 for a luncheon. The Council, composed of various area educational institutions and community organizations, met to share the progress of different initiatives each entity is working on. Triton College, along with Dominican and Concordia universities, participate in this quarterly meeting related to programs and services provided to the community. Dr. Granados was pleased to host the Council on Triton's campus and welcome the other participating entities including River Forest Library, Village of River Forest, River Forest Township, River Forest Park District, River Forest School District 90, Oak Park-River Forest High School District 200 and the River Forest Community Center.
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