National Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Week began Sept. 21.
As part of increasing awareness for the program, Rose State College’s GEAR UP Liaison Donnie Anderson has been active in promoting RSC within local communities.
“I’ve been active in Tecumseh the last couple of days in providing students information on the college enrollment process [as well as] the activities and clubs that Rose has to offer,” Anderson said.
Started in 1998, GEAR UP is a national competitive grant program that works to increase the number of low-income students entering postsecondary education and provide resources to help them succeed in college.
On the RSC campus, Anderson not only holds events and meetings to make sure students succeed, he answers questions about transferring to four-year colleges, scholarships and academic advice.
Rose State’s GEAR UP program has been very successful this year with around 200 of the program’s students from Luther, Little Axe, Harrah, Tecumseh and McLoud, according to Anderson.
“We’re also going to be doing tours of [the] campus for GEAR UP students so as to give them a better look at what Rose State has to offer them,” Anderson said.
For more information on GEAR UP, contact Anderson at 736-0234.