Propel’s First Graduating Class of 2018

By Ben Edwards

This past Saturday, May 12, UMKC’s Propel Program graduated its first class of nine students, who started in Fall 16. The students graduated alongside their fellow UMKC College of Arts and Sciences students in a packed Swinney Recreation Center.

It’s not easy being the first at anything, but our Cohort 1 Propel students plugged away these past two years, learning how to balance full-time course loads, service-learning internships, their family’s needs, and in some cases, jobs. They also put up with us, the Propel staff, who were learning right alongside them about what makes for a successful transition from high school to college and then on in to the community. We miss you already but are glad you are moving toward your futures.