Spring up for workshops


Jennifer Byrd

News Editor

The Student Success Center has two upcoming Financial Literacy Program workshops.

The “Wise Use of Credit Cards” workshop will be held March 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will discuss how to use credit responsibly.

The “Couponing 101” workshop is April 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm and will teach novice spendthrifts the ins and outs of coupon mastery. This is one of the most popular Student Success events, so get there early.

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Both workshops will be held in the Business Building, room 209. All attendees will be entered into the drawing for a free t-shirt. They can also register for the Apple iPad drawing that will take place in May.

The Student Success Center and its workshops are part of the Achieving the Dream Initiative, which focuses on student retention and success rates through various programs.

To learn more about the Student Success Center or other Achieving the Dream resources, like academic success contracts or mentoring programs, stop by the office in the Student Center, room 111, Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm or email them at studentsuccess@rose.edu


Scholarship workshop a success


Skylar Wright

Features Editor

Student Success and Financial Aid teamed up at RSC on February 13to relay scholarship information to students for the 2013 school year. 25 students gathered around the speaker in the Tinker Terrace Room receiving flyers, a detailed power point presentation and a chance to win an iPad.

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The workshop gave information about different scholarship opportunities here on campus, scholarship search websites, along with Ticket to Rose info and tips for writing a scholarship essay.


Robin Gamill, the Ticket to Rose advisement assistant said, “The application numbers for Ticket to Rose is up to 100 already and we normally receive 400 to 500 applicants.”


The Ticket to Rose numbers are up for the month of February and are continuing to increase. Ticket to Rose in 2012 opened up to home school kids, private schools and alternative school kids, which increased the numbers as well.


If you were not able to attend the workshop the student success center has some information on scholarships or you can visit UCanGo2.org on the web