RVCC to Host Screening of Documentary About the Struggles to Complete a College Education

Friday, February 21, 2020
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The public is invited to attend a screening of the documentary, Unlikely, Tuesday, March 3, from 4-6 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College. The film, approximately two hours in length, focuses on efforts to increase access to higher education and improve graduation rates in the US. The program, which is free of charge, will be held in the Event Center (Rooms A and B) at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Unlikely depicts the story of five individuals fighting for a second chance at opportunity in the world of higher education. Fewer than 50 percent of students in the US who start college ever finish, making America’s college completion rates among the worst in the world. Today there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt and behind their peers in earning power.

Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, Unlikely investigates America’s college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity. The film also highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.

For additional information about the film screening, contact Shay Wadher at shay.wadher@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200, ext. 8264.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 21, 2020

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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