WSCC hosts college access network director. 

January 30, 2020

Pictured, from left to right, front row: Monica Schuyler, Pennies from Heaven Foundation, Mason County Promise; Jody Maloney, Mason County Promise, Mason County College Access Network; Hannah Rodriguez, Launch Manistee, Manistee College Access Network; and Duane Roberts, Baldwin Promise, Lake County College Access Network. Back row: WSCC President Scott Ward; WSCC Director of Enrollment Annie Jacobson;  WSCC Vice-President of Academics and Student Services Mark Kinney, WSCC Dean of Student Services Chad Inabinet; and MCAN Executive Director Ryan Fewins-Bliss.

WSCC hosts college access network director. 

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday, West Shore Community College hosted Michigan College Access Network Executive Director Ryan Fewins-Bliss and representatives from local area college access networks to discuss collaboration and strategies to increase college readiness among students who will attend the college.

Local college access networks are aligned with the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and work to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students and students of color.

For the eighth year in a row, Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate has increased — from 35.7% of 25-to-64-year-olds possessing at least an associate degree in 2008, to 41% in 2018. Additionally, it is estimated another 4% of Michiganders have earned a high-quality certificate, bringing Michigan’s official attainment rate to 45% as of 2019.

It is MCAN’s goal to increase Michigan’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 60% by 2030. For more information, visit


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