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 is designed to help ensure the success of underserved students, and is accepting applications through July 14 for its inaugural class.
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 Higher Learning Commission is scheduled to visit campus Feb. 20-21 as part of the approval process for St. Thomas' request to offer the Dougherty Family College.
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Dougherty Family College seeks to reduce higher-education achievement gap in Twin Cities.
While several steps remain in the process, the St. Thomas Board of Trustees last week gave its conditional approval to open a two-year college.
Strategic planning brown bag sessions will be held over the next three weeks on St. Thomas’ exploration of whether to open a two-year Catholic college and research by a generations expert.
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.