After spending the past eight weeks working on research with faculty mentors, this year’s nine Excel! Scholars delivered their findings to a room filled with friends, family and faculty at McNeely Hall on July 26.
Students of Dougherty Family College’s inaugural class are interning across dozens of Twin Cities companies, including Best Buy, 3M, Padilla, Marriott, Boston Scientific, Delta Air Lines, and many more large, medium and small companies.
The Dougherty Family College Associate of Arts degree is uniquely designed to help ensure the success of underserved students who may be the first in their family to attend college, or those who have limited support or financial assistance to pursue a four-year degree.
The University of St. Thomas, as part of the flexible pathways priority in its strategic plan, will explore whether to open a two-year Catholic college as a way to increase access and affordability and ultimately lead to four-year degrees for Minneapolis and St. Paul-area high school students.