Victoria College receives statewide recognition for commitment to helping students succeed

2023-12-01 Pathways ROSE Award Photo VC's Pathways Team displaying the 2023 ROSE award (see full caption below)

Victoria College was recently recognized by the Texas Success Center (TSC) for its efforts to help more students successfully complete their college and career goals.

The 2023 Recognition of Scaling Excellence (ROSE) award was presented to VC’s Pathways Team during the Texas Pathways Institute held Nov. 1-3 in Houston. The award recognizes Victoria College as one of two Texas community colleges that demonstrate the highest growth rate since 2021 for essential practices related to helping students choose and enter a career pathway.

“Victoria College has made significant progress ensuring that all students receive comprehensive advising at the start of their college experience,” said Dr. Christine Bailie, TSC’s Senior Director of Institutional Strategy. “The Texas Success Center is proud to spotlight Victoria College’s commitment to support student success with robust advising practices and corequisite coursework.”

VC is among 47 Texas colleges that are implementing Texas Pathways, a student success framework designed to clarify paths to student end goals, help students choose and enter a pathway, help students stay on their pathway, and ensure students are learning.

“We are honored to receive statewide recognition for our work designed to help more students choose, enter, and successfully complete pathways leading to upward economic mobility,” said Dr. Jennifer Kent, VC President. “But even more rewarding is witnessing our graduates earn a credential and enter careers with family-sustaining wages or transfer to a university to further their education.”

Photo caption: Pictured displaying the 2023 ROSE award, from left to right, are Sabrina Romo, Director of Enrollment Services; Dr. Betsy Crane, Dean of the Division of Career & Technical Education; Bobby Cubriel, Director of Advising, Counseling, & Support Services; Darla Strother, Dean of the Division of Allied Health; Darin Kazmir, Director of Marketing & Communications; Lillian Knezek, Associate Professor of English & Faculty Senate President; Dr. Jennifer Kent, VC President; Tiffany Johnson, Director of Adult Education; Cindy Buchholz, Executive Vice President-Chief Academic Officer; and Matt Wiley, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, & Assessment.