The contest-winning All-U student success program was created and designed by Pierce College marketing major Henry Walk to help students complete their degrees, certificate and transfer goals.
Pierce’s marketing department teamed up with the Achieving the Dream organization for the contest to create the new student success program.
“I thought it would be great for students to have a one-stop destination to find all the answers they need to transfer, or obtain a degree at Pierce College,” Walk said “I shared the common frustration of thumbing through the jumbo catalogue, or non-stop clicks on the website to find what I was looking for there. The All-U section now has everything students need to know about obtaining a degree or transfer, and how to succeed in doing so.”
The program was created to be an avenue for students to take advantage of all the resources that Pierce offers by organizing them on a single web page.
“All-U is a nationwide initiative to improve the success of community college students,” said Doreen Clay, Public Relations Manager. “I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communications Studies. 20 years later, I returned to Pierce College and began taking classes to sharpen my skills. I’ve really enjoyed and benefitted greatly from my classes at Pierce.”
The program will also bring added awareness of the services and opportunities the school offers.
“I didn’t know the program existed,” psycholgy major Angel Gonzalez said. “I feel like in connection with a counselor it can be more helpful.”
The name of the program came from Walk’s desire to make it about the students.
“Like the slogan says, it’s All-U,” Walk said. “It’s all yours, the student’s, the degree programs, the transfer programs, financial assistance, study help, it’s all here to help the students succeed and reach their goals.”
All-U is not a club, but a program that was designed to help students succeed. There are banners and posters on teh Mall and around campus.
“All-U at Pierce College was an outcome of Achieving the Dream, a nationwide initiative to improve the success of community college students,” Doreen Clay, Public Relations Manager, said.
For quick access to all of Pierce’s transfer, major and graduation information visit www.piercecollege.edu/all-u.