AT&T contribution supports OC’s Bridge Program
AT&T Oklahoma awarded $20,000 to Oklahoma Christian University’s Bridge Program, which provides students with the academic and emotional support needed to succeed at the college level.
The contribution is AT&T’s third to OC’s Bridge Program in the past six years. AT&T contributed $15,000 to the program in both 2011 and 2013.
“AT&T is a member of the communities it serves,” said Jan Moran, external affairs, AT&T. “We invest in education because we believe it makes our communities stronger, safer and more economically sustainable, which is why we are proud to support Oklahoma Christian’s Bridge Program.”
Oklahoma Christian launched the Bridge Program in 2006 to serve students who enter the university with an ACT score of 18 or below. It operates under the umbrella of OC’s Student Success Center, which offers a variety of services to promote personal and academic responsibility.
This $20,000 contribution from AT&T will help provide funding for Bridge mentors in Intermediate Algebra courses and Math Advisory sessions. It also will help the Student Success Center move toward its goal of a maximum two-to-one ratio of students to mentors in its weekly personal tutoring sessions.
“Our Bridge students benefit from the additional support provided through mentoring and tutoring, along with the development of other personal connections at OC,” Associate Director of Student Success Lannea Pemberton said. “The mentors also benefit from the leadership experience. We want to develop excellent students and future leaders who will graduate and give back to their communities.”
As part of its continued commitment to academic development and excellence, Oklahoma Christian identified the Student Success Center as its Higher Learning Commission Quality Initiative.
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