Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream LogoFor 100 years, Bakersfield College has been committed to meeting every student, wherever they are, and helping them progress and achieve their educational goals and transforming their lives.

Achieving the Dream will provide a rigorous and comprehensive approach to ensuring that this work continues. Achieving the Dream is an approach to student success which will be integrated into the fabric of what we do, every day, at Bakersfield College.

The program brings in the framework to help Bakersfield College fine-tune the work we already do to help every student succeed.

Bakersfield College will be “underlining” all students.

Certain populations are disenfranchised, and we are all-too aware of this ongoing issue. Scores and data indicate a widening achievement gap.

Using the model from Achieving the Dream, we will identify, in a disaggregated manner, those student populations not achieving at the same level and develop targeted interventions to help them succeed.

Process Map

To see the latest, you can view the Process Map

Team Members

Persistence & Process Mapping

  • Jennifer Achan
  • Helen Acosta
  • Amber Anderson
  • Alexandro Castro
  • Grace Commiso
  • Dr. Zav Dadhaboy
  • Robert Dean
  • Victor Diaz
  • Rebecca Farley
  • Laurie Fladd
  • Jenny Frank
  • Erineo Garcia
  • Consuelo Gonzalez
  • Dan Hall
  • Craig Hayward
  • Christina Howell
  • Jennifer Jett
  • Sooyeon Kim
  • Jackie Lau
  • Marisa Marquez
  • Denice McCauley
  • James McGarrah
  • Erica Menchaca
  • Bill Michal
  • David Moncayo
  • Krista Moreland
  • Laurel Mourtzanos
  • Melissa Myers
  • Bob Ngo
  • Sean Nickell
  • Ben Perlado
  • Paula Pitcher
  • Lysander Ramos
  • Derek Robisnon
  • Michelle Smith
  • Imelda Valdez
  • Stephen Waller
  • Ashlea Ward
  • Virginia (Ruthie) Welborn
  • Mindy Wilmot

Maximizing Financial Aid

  • Amber Anderson
  • Alex Castro
  • Grace Commiso
  • Tony Cordova
  • Robert Dean
  • Victor Diaz
  • Rebecca Farley
  • Laurie Fladd
  • Jenny Frank
  • Patsy Garcia
  • Connie Gonzalez
  • Consuelo Gonzalez
  • Dan Hall
  • Craig Hayward
  • Jennifer Jett
  • Sooyeon Kim
  • Jackie Lau
  • Marisa Marquez
  • Anna Melby
  • David Moncayo
  • Krista Moreland
  • Bob Ngo
  • Sean Nickell
  • Ben Perlado
  • Paula Pitcher
  • Lysander Ramos
  • Imelda Valdez
  • Stephen Waller
  • Ruthie Welborn

Data

Principles Assessments

Reports

ATD College Visits/Summits

Study Series

Presentations

Core Team

  • Primavera Arvizu, Director of Financial Aid, CARE EOP&S & CalWorks
  • Kimberly Bligh, Professor and Faculty Chair, Education
  • Lesley Bonds, Student Success Program Manager
  • Henry Covarrubias, Equity Program Manger
  • Zav Dadabhoy, Interim President
  • Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Brian Hirayama, Professor, Communication
  • Odella Johnson, Director of Equity & Inclusion
  • Keri Kennedy, Educational Advisor
  • Marisa Marquez, Interim Director, Transfer Center
  • Erica Menchaca, Faculty, Education, Math
  • Emmanuel (Manny) Mourtzanos, Dean of Instruction
  • Stephen Waller, Dean of Instruction
  • Jessica Wojtysiak, Faculty, Education, English