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Patriot Success Cohort program begins at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands is offering a new Patriot Success Cohort (PSC) program to provide extra support to new students as they transition into college life.

Cumberlands has long had resources in place to assist students in being successful in college. The Patriot Success Cohort program was organized to further help students who were struggling with changes in the learning environment due to COVID. Now, as high schools look to offer students a “repeat year” due to COVID, Cumberlands has turned the focus of the PSC program to high school students, assuring parents they can let their students transition to college successfully.

“The transition from high school can be challenging, especially after a year in which students’ education looked so different than normal,” said Dr. Emily Coleman, provost at Cumberlands. “One of the key changes in college is that students need to initiate services and be their own advocate. The PSC program will assist students who aren’t practiced at this to become more self-aware and independent.”

Around 40 percent of the student body are first-generation college students. The university is very adapted to working closely with students to provide a support framework those students need, Coleman said.