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Pipelines and Pathways - P2

Cedar Valley College has been awarded a $2.45 million grant by the U. S. Department of Education's Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) program. The focus of the grant, referred to as the Pipeline & Pathways (P2) program at Cedar Valley College, is to increase the academic success of African American Males through increased access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs at the College. Students participating in the Pipeline & Pathways (P2) program receive a number of benefits such as tutoring, mentoring, STEM summer boot camps, financial and life skills coaching, and an opportunity to participate in internships/externships. Get the list of benefits.

What makes P2 unique is that it does not only benefit current Cedar Valley College students but also supports Early College High School, Collegiate Academy, and Dual Credit students through access to the same benefits stated prior thus creating a pipeline and paving a pathway to college success. In addition, P2 courses will be conducted in project based learning format which has been found to increase students' academic success, critical thinking skills, decision making, and self-confidence.

P2 Targets:

  1. Serve 6,000 students over 5 years (1,200 year)
  2. Professional development for 750 HS/College faculty over 5 years (150/year)
  3. 15% increase in the number of African American males who enroll in STEM courses
  4. Improve retention rates by 15% from year one to year five
Contact Us

Dean of Student Retention & PBI Administrator:
Dr. Osaro Airen
oairen@dcccd.edu
972-860-8019
Building M Room M225A

Administrative Assistant:
Natalie Williams
nwilliams@dcccd.edu
972-860-8094
Building M Room M225

Program Service Coordinator
John Perry
jmperry@dcccd.edu
972-860-2987
Building M Room M225B

Enrollment Specialist:
Avery Hartwell
ahartwell@dcccd.edu
972-860-5214
Building L Room L162

Funding made possible through a grant by the United States Department of Education for Predominately Black Institutions.