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Published on August 25th, 2014 | by editor

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Welcome, Students, to the Fall Semester!

To all Wright College students . . .

Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester!

As your college president, I want to let you know that all of us who work at Wright College are committed to providing you with a high quality education and all the support you need. We have an outstanding college, strong faculty and staff, and students who know that completion is the one sure path to success. Our goal is that you earn your degree or certificate and graduate from Wright.

In the past year, a record-breaking number students obtained their associate degrees from Wright. We want to celebrate your degree, too. Your professors, advisors, and staff are all here to help you complete.

Wright College 2014 graduate Chrissy Barnes (center) is headed to Mount Holyoke College and credits her success to the support of (from left) Transfer Center Assistant Ela Jakubczak, Transfer Center Director Susan Calabrese, College Advisor Nicole Meeuwse, and Associate Dean of Student Services Maria Llopiz.

Wright College 2014 graduate Chrissy Barney (center) is headed to Mount Holyoke College and credits her success to the support of (from left) Transfer Center Assistant Ela Jakubczak, Transfer Center Director Susan Calabrese, College Advisor Nicole Meeuwse, and Associate Dean of Student Services Maria Llopiz. Congrats, Chrissy!

Just last week, one of our recent graduates, Chrissy Barney, stopped by Wright to visit and thank her advisor and Advising Center staff for helping her complete and earn her associate degree (see picture). This week, Chrissy is headed to Mount Holyoke College – one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in the nation – where she is enrolled as a transfer student. When Chrissy thanked and hugged her advisor, she said, “When I started, I never thought this would be possible.”

Completion is possible, with focus and hard work – and by making good use of the student resources available to you.

Wright College is the information technology (IT) center for City Colleges’ “College to Careers” initiative. We’re excited about new associate degree programs in Networking & Technology, Web Development and Computer Science, as well as several certificate programs – all designed to provide the high-demand skills needed for today’s exciting, high-growth industries.

We are working to ensure our facilities meet your needs now and into the future. This week, you’ll receive a survey about the Wright College campus, its physical space and surroundings. Please complete the survey – your feedback will help us greatly in determining space planning requirements and ensuring our physical surroundings are enjoyable, useful and support students’ needs.

Many of the facilities improvements are available to use and enjoy now. In the coming weeks, we will unveil the brand new dance studio and beautiful new gym floor.  Over the course of the semester, you’ll notice new furniture arriving to many of our classrooms – furniture that students like you helped to select last year. You can also take advantage of the new student lounge areas in the Science and Arts buildings, which feature media charging outlets. Use them to relax and recharge between classes.

Again, welcome – or welcome back – to Wright College. You are part of a rich, vibrant community, so enjoy it. Get involved. Stay informed. Stay focused. Keep moving. Keep learning. Keep succeeding. Complete. Complete. Complete. And always remember: success is possible – and we’re going to help you get there.

With all best wishes for a productive and successful semester,

David

David Potash
President, Wilbur Wright College

P.S.    Be sure to stay informed about Wright College news, events, and activities by subscribing to the Wright College blog – Wright College Net – and liking Wilbur Wright College on Facebook!

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