Academic coaches help students finish community college

A decade after dropping out, Briana Mathis, a 30-year-old mother of two, is navigating her first year back at Wallace Community College.

She was recruited back to the school in Dothan, Alabama, by the staff at a new student support center. The same adviser has kept her on track by helping her appeal a financial aid decision and checking in regularly on her progress.

“I definitely needed the guidance, and I probably wouldn’t have gotten this far without the guidance,” Mathis said.

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