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Forest Park students to sign 'commit to complete' banner

September 15, 2011

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park students are encouraged to sign a large “Commit to Complete” banner during a special ceremony, “Lighting the Flame of Promise,” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Student Center Cafeteria. The Forest Park campus is located at 5600 Oakland Ave., St. Louis.

Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa international honor society’s Xi Epsilon Chapter and the Student Government Association, this Achieving the Dream initiative is encouraging all students to finish the necessary school work to obtain a college degree. The program will include the lighting of a torch, a commitment pledge, song and procession to the banner so that students can sign their names. The banner will be hung near the Admissions and Registration offices later, and remain on display.

At last year’s White House Summit on Higher Education, President Obama and other leaders pledged to boost college completion by 50 percent by 2020. To support such a national initiative, PTK is heading C4 (Community College Completion Corps), to raise awareness on the importance of college completion, explained Sandra Knight, the Xi Epsilon chapter advisor at STLCC-FP.

“Our Xi Epsilon chapter has embraced the C4 as well as our college’s Achieving the Dream initiatives,” Knight said.

For more information, contact Knight at 314-951-9421 or email: sknight@stlcc.edu.

Commit to Complete Banner for webRandy Hannah, vice president of Phi Theta Kappa, left, along with PTK advisor Sandra Knight and Belkis Mata, president, display the banner that students will sign Wednesday, Sept. 21, in a ceremony at 11 a.m. on the quadrangle.