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Rally inspires college students to “commit to complete”

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NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – At least one hundred local college students made a promise to themselves that they will keep working toward their goals.

The Arkansas State University campus in Newport held a "Commit to Complete" rally Wednesday.

In addition to receiving a few giveaways, students signed cards and a banner pledging to stay committed to their education goals.

Amber Grady, the school's counselor for student services, says faculty and staff are also committed to help them succeed.

"What we're doing is encouraging the students to be willing to persevere no matter what they may face," Grady said, "because our students do face things, but we want to encourage them that they can achieve in spite of that."

The rally Wednesday is part of a national effort to motivate students among community colleges.

It is organized through the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, which started a chapter last year at ASU-Newport. 

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