New methods to help students proving successful

Photo: Peer mentor with two students

As colleges across the country are being pressed to effect transformation in remedial education, innovative classes instituted at Bainbridge State College have had outstanding success and are serving as models throughout the state. By enrolling in learning support classes that are paired with college-level courses, Bainbridge State students are proving they can successfully complete their remedial coursework along with credit classes, reducing the time to degree completion and graduation. Bainbridge State highlighted its pilot classes when it hosted the 2013 Georgia Academic Advising Drive-In Conference…

Grants target high-demand career training

Photo: Terry Lankford behind wheel of truck.

By the time you have read this story, Terry Lankford of Bainbridge is starting a new chapter of his life. Lankford passed and completed Bainbridge State College’s commercial truck driving program on July 29, and he was waiting to see which of the 10 companies recruiting him would offer him a job. In addition, thanks to a HOPE grant and a Workforce Development grant, his new career has cost him nothing. “It means everything. It means it was affordable and doable,” said Lankford, who at…


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