Milton Hershey School Signs 10th Memorandum of Understanding with Lock Haven University to Support First-Generation, Low-Income Students
Recently, Milton Hershey School signed its tenth memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lock Haven University with the goal of offering multilayered support to its low-income, first-generation college students.
“We are striving to improve the national graduation outcome for low-income, first-generation college students,” MHS Vice President of Graduate Programs for Success Tanya Barton said. “By partnering with a university like Lock Haven, we are working together to reach that goal and most importantly provide the necessary support our students need to lead productive lives.”
MHS students who attend Lock Haven University will receive academic coaching, student engagement resources, and retention support to ensure student success throughout their college careers.
“The partnership between Lock Haven University and Milton Hershey School demonstrates our support and commitment to improving the college graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students,” said Dr. Donna Wilson, Lock Haven University interim president. “We are committed to the academic success of all of our students here at The Haven and we look forward to providing the guidance and necessary resources to help MHS alums achieve their goal of earning a degree from Lock Haven University.”
In 2017, MHS career and higher education specialists organized 123 on-campus postsecondary visits and sent 13,856 text messages to support graduates throughout their college experience.
MHS has established nine other partnerships with postsecondary institutions across the state as part of its commitment to providing graduates with comprehensive and individualized support.