Milton Hershey School Hosts First-Ever Higher Education Partnership Forum
On Tuesday, July 11, Milton Hershey School’s Graduate Programs for Success Division (GPS) hosted its first Higher Education Partnership Forum. Representatives from 25 colleges, technical schools, and universities attended the event to learn more about partnering with MHS to provide support for underrepresented student populations and first-generation college students.
“With the newly established Graduate Programs for Success Division, we are focusing on better preparing students for postsecondary transition and providing support to our graduates,” said Tanya Barton, MHS Senior Director of Graduate Programs for Success.
Representatives learned about the history of MHS and the purpose of the GPS Division. They also collaborated to determine the partnering process and next steps, and had opportunities to tour campus and listen to MHS alumni share their experiences.
“We are very excited about having a concerted effort toward developing these partnerships—not just at a one-day conference but something that’s sustained over multiple years,” said Barton. “Whether students need guidance with financial aid questions, finding services on campus, or seeking tutoring support, by having transition support specialists and strong partnership agreements with select universities, we can ensure our students are getting that support.”
The Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) Division helps MHS students and graduates navigate their next steps. By connecting career counselors who mentor students throughout their undergraduate careers with transition specialists who will guide them post-graduation, MHS is committed to providing individualized support services for our large network of alumni.