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Grayson College receives awards for work in math and workplace learning

Nov. 7, 2016 – (DENISON, TX) Grayson College recently received two awards for work in math pathways and workplace learning. During the Texas Pathways Institute, Grayson College’s team was recognized by the Texas Success Center as a 2016 Math Pathways Principle 2 Exemplar.

The project is guided by the University of Texas’s Charles A. Dana Center and the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Math Pathways is a systemic approach to improving student success and completion through implementation of processes, strategies, and structures built around three mathematics pathways and a supporting student success course.

“We are very proud of the work of the Grayson College team, and especially that of Logan Maxwell, Mathematics Chair; Dayna Ford, Developmental Math Professor; and Dr. Chase Machen, Dean of Academic Studies,” said Dr. Jeremy McMillen, President of Grayson College. “They continue to collect data and provide potential solutions for transfer pathways with math courses between Texas community colleges and four-year institutions.”

On Oct. 27, Kate Corder, Director of the Center for Workplace Learning, accepted the Martha Arbuckle Award for a Local Committee Project at the 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Awards, a recognition by the Texas Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Named for Texas disability rights champion Lex Frieden, the awards are bestowed upon Texans who have displayed a commitment to empowering their employees, co-workers, and fellow Texans with disabilities.

“This year’s award recipients have been inspirational in providing opportunity for all Texans to thrive in the workplace,” said Governor Abbott. “Their dedicated service is a powerful reminder that we are not defined by life’s challenges – we are defined by how we respond to those challenges. Each of our honorees has risen to the challenges set before them and helped build a brighter future for their fellow Texans.”

Grayson College received the award for Camp SURGE, a 40-hour camp outlining key essentials that impact student success. It was an effort that was coordinated between the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) office and Grayson's Center for Workplace Learning.

Located near the Texas/Oklahoma border in Grayson County, Grayson College serves approximately 5,000 students in credit programs and thousands more through continuing education and workforce education. The college is a regional economic driver and partner to industry.