SU signs MOU with The Milton Hershey School
Shippensburg University has signed a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) with The Milton Hershey School (MHS). The purpose of the
MOU is to formalize and expand a partnership between MHS in order to provide
focused and sustained support to low-income, first-generation college students.
The MOU outlines responsibilities for each institution that
will improve access and information sharing with the common goal of improving MHS
student success and degree completion rates.
Ship has committed to providing access to admissions
counselors, campus tours and participation in MHS college and career days. Ship
recently hosted 91 MHS seniors for a campus tour and application workshop.
MHS students will also be provided with information and
single points of contact for financial aid and for Ship’s Academic Success
Program. Additionally, Ship will assist MHS students in the transition to
college through the Academic Success Summer Bridge Program.
The university will also assist MHS students with obtaining
work study and campus employment opportunities.
Photo: Participating in the signing were (seated left to right) Tanya Barton, vice president, Graduate Programs for Success, Milton Hershey School; Dr. Barbara Lyman, interim president, Shippensburg University; (standing from left to right) Dr. Rick Ruth, acting executive vice president, Shippensburg University; Dr. Jennifer Haughie, associate vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions, Shippensburg University; Keri Ambrocik, transition support specialist , Milton Hershey School; Dr. Tracy Schoolcraft, acting provost and vice president for academic affairs, Shippensburg University