Central Piedmont Community College’s Levine Campus offers many services their students don’t always use. So the Matthews school is planning a day promoting those programs.
And for the second year in a row the Matthews campus will offer students a chance to win prizes for visiting those resources.
“In many cases students don’t know all of the different departments and people there to help them succeed, so we are doing that with a program called Student Resources Day,” Barry Gilmore, student life program coordinator, said.
During Student Resources Day Aug. 23 departments and services on campus set up tables and answer any questions students may have, but not all students attend this event so Gilmore created the Student’s Passports to Success Program in 2010.
Students who choose to participate in the program are given a CPCC passport and have to get it stamped at every student service they visit. After getting all of the required stamps students turn in the passport, fill out a survey and are entered to win prizes.
“There are a lot of students that use it. The response I got before was they were really raving about it. Basically what we would hear was ‘I wouldn’t have gone to all of these places without this program,’” Gilmore said.
The program, making its second appearance on campus since 2010, encourages students to visit 10 or more student services and rewards those who complete the program with prizes like tablet computers, Barnes & Noble coupons, gas cards, computer and smart phone accessories and more.
Passports to Success gives students some flexibility of where they go, but all students are required to go to the Computer Lab, Library Services, Student Life, the Student Success Center and the Tutoring and Testing Center. The Levine Campus currently is the only Central Piedmont campus to use the Passports to Success program.
“It’s a vehicle in which we can travel and have a really nice experience with our students,” Gilmore said.
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