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Faculty-driven advising program created at Del Mar College

Posted: 6:33 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 20:04:52-04
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A multi-million dollar grant will help improve a faculty-driven advising program at Del Mar College.

It’s part of the school's new initiative called SENDA or "Students Engaged in Direct Advising.”

Over the next five years, Del Mar College will get $2.6 million to put students on the path toward graduation.

The initiative will reduce the number of credits needed for graduation, reduce completion time and reduce student debt.

“It was a big vote of confidence in support of all the things we've been doing here at del mar college since 1935,” Del Mar College President Mark Escamilla said.

Del Mar is one of 31 institutions nationwide to be awarded the grant.