The College of Southern Nevada announced its documentary “No Greater Odds” will be featured at the Republican and Democratic national conventions this summer.
The College Promise Campaign, a national nonprofit, has organized the July 20 and July 25 viewings, which will take place at community college campuses near the conventions. The screenings will be followed by panel discussions on the value of community colleges and the movement to create College Promise programs, which fund community college tuition and fees for students.
Innovative Educators, an online professional development provider for academia, is sponsoring both events.
In Cleveland for the RNC, scheduled panelists include: Executive Director of tnAchieves Krissy DeAlejandro, Rural Community College Alliance President Randy Smith, Jaklin Guyumjyan, a CSN alumna featured in “No Greater Odds,” and CSN Communications & Government Affairs Director Michael Flores. It will be held at Cuyahoga Community College.
In Philadelphia for the DNC, scheduled panelists include: American Federation of Teachers Executive Vice President Mary Cathryn Richter, White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, President Donald Generals, Community College of Philadelphia, Monique Makhlouf, a CSN alumna featured in “No Greater Odds,” and CSN Communications & Government Affairs Director Michael Flores. It will be held at the Community College of Philadelphia.
No state or CSN funds were utilized to support these events.
Multiple academic conferences nationwide have showcased the CSN documentary this year. The viewings at the political conventions are part of a growing conversation on making postsecondary education more accessible to Americans.
The “No Greater Odds” documentary follows the stories of five community college students at CSN, who against overwhelming personal and financial obstacles, obtained their college diplomas.
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