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Carroll Community College Sponsors Commit to Completion Fair

Release Date: 3/20/2012

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Sponsors Commit to Completion Fair

Westminster, Md., Carroll Community College (Carroll) will hold its second annual Commit to Completion Fair on April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 the Babylon Great Hall.

In April, 2010, leaders of six national organizations representing the nation's 1,200 community colleges signed The Call to Action, a pledge to increase student completion rates over the next decade. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society was the only student organization asked to participate.

PTK, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, and in Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.

Utilizing the guidelines established in The Call to Action, Carroll’s Student Affairs Division and the college’s Alpha Psi Psi chapter of PTK conceived the Commit to Completion Fair to promote the American Graduation Initiative.

At the Commit to Completion Fair, student participants will be asked to sign a pledge to complete their associate degrees. Last year, 141 students signed the pledge to complete. 

Nineteen of the pledge signers graduated from Carroll last May and 102 returned for the fall semester.

“The Commit to Completion Fair” demonstrates Carroll’s strong commitment to help students persist in their studies,” said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. “It is our hope that this fair will help make students aware of the importance of degree completion.”

In addition to information about earning the associate degree, resources on academic, transfer and career planning will be made available. The event is held on the second day of priority registration and gives students the opportunity to meet with faculty members in students’ specific areas of interest.

For more information, please contact Janenne Corcoran at 410-386-8444 or e-mail


Note to Reporters: For best response to media inquiries, please contact Sylvia Blair at 410-386-8411.

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