FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Complete 2 Compete (C2C) program relaunched in Mississippi on May 5.
The program is a statewide initiative sponsored by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Community College Board.
Its mission is to help Mississippi adults who attended college but don't have a degree get their degree.
The statewide program was active from 2017 to the fall of 2020. However, because of a source of funding change, state administrators suspended the program.
"Set the foundation for my family, encourage them to finish their education," Itawamba Community College (ICC) applicant Bryan Morrow said of the program.
Morrow, who is currently a state trooper, has been out of school for about 10 years. He will return to the classroom this summer.
Morrow will take criminal justice classes and plans to pursue a four-year degree.
"Students have been checking with us on and off about once every month to see if the program is ready to start," ICC recruitment coordinator Emily Tucker said.
Through the C2C program, ICC has graduated 86 students.