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Overcoming Adversity: Find Belonging & Success in College

Phoenix College - Overcoming Adversity - Empowering Success

Overcoming Adversity:
Find Belonging & Success in College

with Dr. Laura Rendón


Join a virtual seminar about overcoming the challenges faced by low-income, and first-generation, students.
Dr. Laura Rendón will discuss the importance of Validating Agents, as well as Essential Strengths that can improve well-being and academic prowess.   She'll also touch on demographic changes that are diversifying the student body, and ensuring students' needs are met.


Who Should Attend?

Phoenix College Students
PC Faculty & Staff, and the Public are Also Welcome!


How to Attend

Pre-register here.


Dr. Laura Rendón 

Dr. Rendón is a nationally recognized educational activist, theorist, and researcher. Her career, and passion for helping today's students, reflects her experiences in overcoming adversity.  She is co-director of the Center for Research and Policy in Education and Human Development at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She frequently speaks at colleges and universities around the country, where she discusses improving persistence and completion.



The event is sponsored by the following entities of the Maricopa County Community Colleges:
Male Empowerment Network (MEN)
Women Rising
District Office of Student Affairs.