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Inside Iowa State
Oct. 18, 1996

Staff make plans to aid students

by Anne Dolan
Adult students, would-be engineering students, international students, vet med students and off-campus students are among the student populations that will be the focus of 17 recruitment and retention projects developed this year by professional and scientific staff.

This marks the third year of the program, developed to involve P&S staff in attracting students to ISU and improving their experiences while they are here.

This year's $25,000 grant fund, provided by the President's Office, reflects a 25 per-cent increase over the first two years.

Twenty-eight proposals, requesting a total of $72,553, were submitted this fall. Ten received 100 percent of requested funding and another seven projects were funded at 50 to 75 percent of the requests.

"Every proposal reflects thoughtful consideration in addressing recruitment and retention issues, which made decision-making a very difficult process," said Katy Rice, chair of the P&S Retention & Recruitment Committee. "It's extremely encouraging to see that staff have a clear understanding of how important it is to retain students enrolled, as well as recruit students with the desire and ability to succeed at Iowa State."

Following is a summary of the 17 funded projects:

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