Local Union College student eligible for tuition-free final semester
Ervin Eugene Buchannon of Christiansburg, a freshman at Union College, is eligible for a tuition-free final semester, thanks to President Marcia Hawkins. As part of the “Inaugural Class,” Buchannon is now part of a program geared at keeping students enrolled at Union.
To receive the award, there are certain stipulations Buchannon must meet. In addition to maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, Buchannon must also graduate in four years and maintain full-time status during all eight semesters; participate in at least one extracurricular activity; attend all “Inaugural Class” events; and serve at least 75 hours of community service. Students who earn between 3.0 and 3.49 GPAs will have 75 percent of their tuition paid, while students who earn between 2.5 and 2.9 GPAs will have a 50 percent tuition waiver.
“It’s all about student success,” Hawkins said. “Our mission is tied directly to the levels of achievement our students reach.”
Hawkins presented the proposal to Buchannon and other freshmen at a Christmas gathering at the end of the fall semester.
Courtesy of readMedia Newswire
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