Nov 30, 2012

Commit to complete

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Central Lakes College sponsored a banner signing event outside the Brainerd campus cafeteria for fellow CLC students. Robert Andrys of Pine River on Nov. 27 became the 54th student to sign the "Commit to Complete" (his college education) banner, which will be displayed as a motivational tool the rest of the academic year. More than 250 CLC students signed the banner in two days. Students reported inspiring reasons for committing to college completion, including wanting to provide a better life for their kids, aspiring to reach their career goals, and wanting to be educated so that they can make a difference. Students who complete their associate degree or certificate can expect to earn as much as $8,000 more per year -- about $400,000 more in a lifetime -- than a high school graduate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.