North Dakota community college honored for first-term advising program

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Williston (N.D.) State College honored for first-term advising program

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Kaylyn Bondy, vice president for student affairs at WSC, accepted the Bernice Joseph Award

The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders recently presented the 2019 Bernice Joseph Award to North Dakota’s Williston State College for an advising program that provides support and guidance for first-term students. The program was the lead submission this past year to the Academic Leaders Toolkit, an Alliance digital clearinghouse hosted by WICHE for sharing of higher ed programs and best practices. 

Since the program’s 2017 inception, Williston State College reports increased student engagement and retention, and the college has been able to better plan and adjust its course schedule to accommodate demand. For more on this award and honoree, click here.