KPIX-TV image of SMC's campus from its report "Saint Mary’s Program Helps 1st Generation College Students."In its story "Saint Mary’s Program Helps 1st Generation College Students," KPIX/CBS-5 reported on the 40th anniversary of the College's High Potential Program.

Affectionately known as HP, the program began in SMC's 1973-74 academic year, and was designed to prepare low-income students, predominantly African American and Latinos, most of whom were the first in their families to attend college, to succeed at Saint Mary’s.

40 years later, the program has expanded to serve first generation college students from all communities and boasts some of the highest retention rates in the country. Watch the KPIX-TV report.

Date of Mention 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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