Fort Lewis College works to hold on to students

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Fort Lewis College works to hold on to students

Retention, graduation continue to be challenges
About 800 freshmen began their college careers at Fort Lewis College in August. If the most recent statistic holds true, 64 percent of them will return for their sophomore year and about 40 percent will graduate by 2021.
To help with retention challenges, Fort Lewis College will start a pilot program – a freshman seminar – in 2016.
Caroline Woods, left, a sophomore exercise science major at Fort Lewis College, plans her next semester with academic adviser Nathan Petesch on Friday afternoon at Petesch’s office in Whalen Gymnasium. Petesch said he advises about 340 students in the exercise science/athletic training department.

Fort Lewis College works to hold on to students

About 800 freshmen began their college careers at Fort Lewis College in August. If the most recent statistic holds true, 64 percent of them will return for their sophomore year and about 40 percent will graduate by 2021.
To help with retention challenges, Fort Lewis College will start a pilot program – a freshman seminar – in 2016.
Caroline Woods, left, a sophomore exercise science major at Fort Lewis College, plans her next semester with academic adviser Nathan Petesch on Friday afternoon at Petesch’s office in Whalen Gymnasium. Petesch said he advises about 340 students in the exercise science/athletic training department.
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